Boosting Community Projects
People's Postcode Lottery's community programmes trusts are now open for funding applications
August 1st, 2018
Applications are now open for People's Postcode Lottery's community programmes trusts. Local charities and community groups the length and breadth of Great Britain are being encouraged to apply for a share of a funding pot of over £3 Million. This money has been raised by players to support projects helping people and their communities.
Applications are open until Wednesday 15th August 2018, with both community groups and local charities being eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.
The funding is available through three trusts which focus on different themes:
- People's Postcode Trust supports projects aimed at promoting human rights, employability and combatting poverty
- Postcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through the delivery of grass-roots health and wellbeing programmes
- Postcode Local Trust looks for applications that aim to improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces.
This is the last chance for organisations to apply for funding in 2018, with over 350 projects being awarded with grants in the last funding round. Previously funded projects range from sports clubs, to mental health groups, to wildlife conservation charities. This is a fantastic opportunity for groups to access funding that makes a difference in the local community.
Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "Charities and good causes are at the heart of what we do at People's Postcode Lottery, and we've seen funding from these trusts makes a huge difference to communities.
"I'm very excited to see the applications come in this year from across Great Britain. Across the three trusts, a huge variety of projects can benefit and I'd urge groups to take a look at the websites, see where their project fits and get applying!"
With People's Postcode Lottery, 32% of the ticket price goes to good causes. To date, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised over £320 Million for more than 4,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.