West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is encouraging local charities sand good causes to apply for over £3 million of funding that has been raised by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Applications are open from 6 February until 20 February, where a whole host of good causes from social enterprises to voluntary groups and registered charities are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.
The financial support is available through three different trusts that are all funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery with the sole purpose of supporting people and their communities across Great Briton. Each trust support projects focused on specific themes:
People Postcode Trust – looks to fund projects that are aimed at promoting human rights, combating discrimination and the prevention of poverty.
Postcode Community Trust – supports initiatives working to improve the health and well-being of communities, including arts and physical recreational projects, as well as those with a focus on reducing isolation.
Postcode Local Trust – want to hear from groups working on flood prevention measures and those looking to implement renewable energy strategies. They also want your application if you’re dedicated to improving outdoor space, whether that’s a play park, a skate park or even something else!
Sports groups for military veterans, counselling support services for young carers and accessible play parks are just a few examples of the over 1,600 projects that were successful in their application and received funding in 2018. Local good causes are advised to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity by reading the short funding guides available and applying to the trust that best fits the aims of their project.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“Funding from People’s Postcode Lottery’s players makes a huge difference to thousands of good causes across the country. There are many incredible organisations across West Lancashire that would love a cash boost for a specific project. I therefore encourage any local charities or good causes who are looking for funding to apply as soon as possible.”