People’s Postcode Lottery

22nd August 2017

South Shropshire MP Philip Dunne is encouraging local charities and community groups to consider applying for a share of over £4 million of funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Applications for the latest round of funding are now open and will close on the 28th August. Both charities and community groups are eligible to apply for the grants of between £500 and £20,000.

The funding will be allocated through one of three Trusts, which support different categories of projects:

·       People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights, equal rights and conflict resolution for some of society’s most vulnerable groups.

·       Postcode Local Trust supports wildlife, sustainability, play areas and green spaces.

·       Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes.

Over 400 projects were awarded with grants in the last funding round. With previously funded projects ranging from sports clubs, to mental health groups, to wildlife conservation charities, this is a fantastic opportunity for groups to access funding to make a difference in the local community.

Mr Dunne said:

“There are many local groups and charities who could benefit from this funding offer, given the different application criteria. I would encourage all local charities and groups to consider making an application, to see what additional funds they can secure to help their work in South Shropshire.”

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have so far raised more than £221.2 million to date for over 3,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

For more information on how to apply for funding, please visit the Trusts’ websites:

www.postcodetrust.org.uk

www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk

www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk

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