Charities and community groups are now able 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 which help 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.
There are three trusts that groups can apply for funding through, each focusing 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.
There are so many brilliant community projects in the Cities of London and Westminster that could benefit from this fantastic chance to secure funding, get an initiative off the ground or expand the reach of a service. Across the three trusts there is scope for wide variety of organisations to benefit, and I’d strongly encourage those suitable to apply to visit the websites below to find out where their project could fit and submit an application.
The window for applications is small, so please do not delay and be sure to share this message as widely as you can!
For more information and to apply for funding, please visit the trusts’ websites: