Community projects encouraged to apply for funding from new Trust

A new £1.4 Million charity fund has been launched today thanks to support from players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players, has been created to support local, community-based, grassroots projects across Great Britain at a time when there is overwhelming demand for funding.

With the first funding round open for applications on 5th January 2015, support will be awarded for projects that engage in environmental protection, community development, sport engagement, advancement of health, promotion of human rights and prevention of poverty.

With two funding rounds in 2015, charities and community groups are able to apply for funding ranging from £500 to £20,000 to deliver projects that positively impact their local community.

Frank Fletcher, CEO of Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, welcomed the announcement of the launch, saying, "Postcode Community Trust will make a huge difference to charities across Great Britain, at a time when funding available for charities and good causes is increasingly restricted. Community and grassroots projects are in desperate need of support, and this news is a great way to kick off 2015 for fundraisers."

Joe Ray, Trust Manager of Postcode Community Trust, said, "The first funding round of Postcode Community Trust will be open to charities and good causes across Scotland, Wales and the North of England, and will allow an additional 200 local community projects to be supported by players each year."

For more information on Postcode Community Trust and to apply for funding, charities and community groups should visit

Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £56 Million for charities and good causes to date. 50p of each £2 ticket supports charities across Great Britain and internationally, while players have the chance to win cash prizes with their postcode.

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