Local charities and good causes in Great Britain are being encouraged to apply for funding of over £3 Million that has been raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Applications are now open, and can be submitted until 4th February 2020. A whole host of good causes, from voluntary groups to community interest companies, as well as registered charities can apply for grants from £500 up to £20,000.
The funding will be awarded through three separate trusts which each support projects focused on different themes:
- People's Postcode Trust looks to fund projects that are aimed at promoting human rights, combating discrimination and helping to prevent poverty,
- Postcode Community Trust supports initiatives working to improve health and wellbeing in communities, including arts and physical recreation projects, as well as those that look to reduce isolation, and
- Postcode Local Trust wants to hear from groups working on improving biodiversity, green spaces and increasing community access to outdoor space. They also want applications from groups with a project planned for combating climate change or improving sustainability.
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Ballet classes for people with Parkinson's disease, soup kitchens and sensory gardens are just a few examples of projects which have previously received funding. Local causes are advised to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity by reading the short funding guides available and applying to the trust that best fits the aims of their project.
Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "Grassroots good causes are at the heart of communities the length and breadth of Britain.
"Having seen first-hand the positive impact this funding can have, I would encourage local groups to strongly consider applying. With over £3 Million in grants available, successful groups will be able to begin or continue their valuable work and reach even more people in their local area.
"The three trusts cover a large variety of projects so I'd urge groups to visit the trust websites and see where their project would best fit!"
People's Postcode Lottery players support good causes the length and breadth of Britain. If you're interested in volunteering or providing practical help to charities near you, find out about Local Causes that are looking for assistance.