Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has urged local charities and good causes to apply for funding from one of four trusts funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Applications are open from Tuesday 4 August until Wednesday 19 August. Organisations can apply for grants between £500 and £20,000.
Interested organisations can apply to one of four trusts, which each support projects focussed on different themes:
- Postcode Neighbourhood Trust will help good causes affected by COVID-19. Groups looking to adapt or expand services, or to increase their resilience should apply.
- People’s Postcode Trust funds projects aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and helping to prevent poverty.
- Postcode Community Trust supports initiatives working to improve health and wellbeing in communities, including those that look to reduce isolation. The Trust also supports projects that increase participation in arts and physical recreation.
- Postcode Local Trust is for groups looking to increase community access to outdoor space and improve biodiversity. Groups looking to improve sustainability or combat climate change are also encouraged to apply.
Good causes should apply to the trust that best supports the aims of their project. Short funding guides and an eligibility quiz can be found on each trust website to help applicants.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I have been inspired by the work of individuals and groups in my constituency during these difficult times – it is hard to overstate the amount of good that they have done for the people in most need of support.
“These trusts from the People’s Postcode Lottery are a fantastic source of funding for charities and other organisations to keep up the good work that they are doing.
“I hope to see successful applications coming from across Denton and Reddish and would urge any interested local organisations to check their eligibility and apply.”
Laura Chow, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:
“Over the past few months we’ve seen the important role that grassroots good causes play in communities throughout Britain.
“I’m delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are able to support these organisations with this funding opportunity. Nearly £7 million will be awarded in grants, so I urge smaller, local good causes and groups to visit the trust websites, see where their project would best fit and get applying.”
A minimum of 32% of each ticket goes directly to charities. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £500 million for 7,500 good causes across Britain and internationally since 2005.
For more information, to view the funding guides and apply visit the trusts’ websites directly, by clicking the links above.