Chris Elmore MP is encouraging local charities, clubs and community groups to apply for funding from a pot of over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Applications opened on Wednesday, 31st July and close on Wednesday, 14th August. A wide range of community organisations, from registered charities, to voluntary groups and social enterprises, are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.
The funding can be accessed through three different trusts and each trust supports projects focussed on different themes. Groups are encouraged to apply to the trust that best fits their proposed project:
People’s Postcode Trust wants applications from projects aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and poverty prevention
Postcode Community Trust supports initiatives working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, including arts and physical recreation projects, as well as those with a focus on reducing isolation
Postcode Local Trust provides funding that’s dedicated to improving outdoor space, in addition to increasing access to it. Groups working on flood prevention measures and looking to implement renewable energy strategies are also encouraged to apply.
Over 300 groups were awarded grants earlier this year, with sports groups for military veterans, counselling support services for young carers and sensory gardens for people with dementia among some of the organisations that benefitted.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“I regularly let local residents know about community funding opportunities as I know that there are lots of clubs and community groups who are looking for financial support but aren’t necessarily aware of what support is available.
“I’d highly encourage any local groups who are currently looking to expand to apply for one of these three funding streams. There’s such a wide range of opportunities available that it’s almost certainly getting an application sent over to the team at
“Many thanks to the players of the popular People’s Postcode Lottery for continuing to support this initiative. It just shows what a positive difference can be made when businesses have a real social purpose."