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Up to £20,000 in funding available for local projects

Up to £20,000 in funding available for local projects

Applications are open for a share of over £3 million raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Applications are open until 4 February, and good causes from voluntary groups to community interest companies, as well as registered charities can apply for grants between £500 up to £20,000.

The funding will be awarded through three separate trusts, which each support projects focused on different themes:

  • People’s Postcode Trust looks to fund projects that are 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 arts and physical recreation projects, as well as those that look to reduce isolation
  • Postcode Local Trust want to hear from groups working on improving biodiversity, green spaces and increasing community access to outdoor space.  They also want applications from groups with a project planned for combatting climate change or improving sustainability

Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:

“Grassroots good causes are at the heart of communities the length and breadth of Britain.

“Having seen first-hand the positive impact this funding can have, I would encourage local groups to strongly consider applying. With over £3 million in grants available, successful groups will be able to begin or continue their valuable work and reach even more people in their local area.

“The three trusts cover a large variety of projects so I’d urge groups to visit the trust websites and see where their project would best fit!”

A minimum of 32% of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise more than £500 million to date for good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

More information, funding guides and to apply is on the trusts’ websites.


Main image: Magpas Air Ambulance is one charity to have previously benefitted.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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