Funding for local communities

21 January 2020

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British community projects and local good causes are set to benefit from funding totalling £3 million, raised thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, through the latest round of community focussed grant funding.

Applications are open from 21st January until 4th February, and a whole host of good causes from voluntary groups to community interest companies, as well as registered charities can apply for grants between £500 and £20,000.

The funding will be awarded through three separate grant-giving trusts, each supporting projects focussed 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.  It also want applications from groups with a project planned for combatting climate change or improving sustainability 

Ballet classes for people with Parkinson’s disease, soup kitchens and sensory gardens are just a few examples of projects which previously received funding.

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.”

Local good causes are being encouraged 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.