Stuart is encouraging good causes in his constituency to apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support projects helping local people.
Awards of between £500 and £20,000 are available to both charities and community groups, with applications being open for the funding from 1 August until the 15 August. This is the last chance organisations will have to apply for the funding in 2018, and so far this year over 350 projects across Great Britain have been supported. With previously funded initiatives ranging from community choirs for carers, to sports clubs, to wildlife conservation charities, this is a fantastic opportunity for groups to access funding to make a difference in the local community.
There are three trusts that groups can apply for funding through. Each trust focuses on a particular theme. Postcode Community Trust looks for applications on initiatives that will benefit communities through the delivery of grass roots health and wellbeing programmes; People’s Postcode Trust supports projects aimed at promoting human rights, employability and combatting poverty; while Postcode Local Trust focuses on proposals that aim to improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces.
Stuart said: “I know first-hand how many brilliant community projects there are in my constituency that could benefit from this chance to secure funding, get an initiative off the ground or expand the reach of their existing service. There is scope for a wide variety of organisations to benefit across the three trusts and I strongly encourage those of my constituents who are interested to visit the website and submit an application.”
A minimum of 32% from every People’s Postcode Lottery ticket goes directly 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.