Island charities and community groups have until Monday, August 28th, to apply for a share of over £4 million before the closing deadline of the latest round of People’s Postcode Lottery funding/
Local MP Angus MacNeil is urging local charities and community groups to consider applying for a share of the £4 million pot raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Both charities and community groups are eligible to apply for the grants of between £500 and £20,000.
Mr MacNeil said: “I know many local charities and community groups do fantastic work on very limited budgets but securing extra funds can make a huge difference both for the charity and the local people it supports.
“I would urge all local charities and groups to consider making an application to this funding raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, and to do so now.”
He added: “The deadline for applications in August 28th. It is not difficult to make an application, so I hope as many local groups as possible get involved.”
Over 400 projects were awarded with grants in the last funding round, and the People’s Postcode Lottery funding is allocated through one of three Trusts, each supporting different categories of projects.
The People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of povery, promotion of human rights, equal rights, and conflict resolution for some of society’s most vulnerable groups.
The Postcode Local Trust supports wildlife, sustainability, play-areas and green spaces; and the Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes.
For more information on how to apply for funding, please visit the Trusts’ websites at www.postcodetrust.org.uk ; www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk ; and www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk