Nearly £3 million is now funding 237 projects in communities across Britain thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The grants of up to £20,000 will help support community programmes and local projects across many areas, including poverty, human rights issues, inclusion and environmental protection and improvement.
A few of the charities received the news via video call from People’s Postcode Lottery’s community programmes advisor, David Nicolson.
My Sister’s House secured £2,000 from People’s Postcode Trust. Working across West Sussex, the charity aids women facing difficult situations.This funding will cover one-to-one help and advocacy for women who have experienced domestic abuse, have mental health issues, as well as those living in poverty.
Settle Support received £20,000 from People’s Postcode Trust. Settle helps vulnerable young people who had been living in care as they move into their first home – one in four young care leavers are homeless at 18. Thanks to funding raised by players, Settle will support young people in London to help them live independently. From cooking, through to managing a tenancy and securing a job, Settle will make sure they have all they need to thrive.
Neuro Therapy Centre has been awarded £14,117 from Postcode Community Trust. Being diagnosed with a neurological condition can be scary but The Neuro Therapy Centre provides care, friendship and advice to people across North Wales, Cheshire and the Wirral following a diagnosis. Support from players will support its 'Talking Spaces' project, where people with conditions such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease can talk openly, support one another and feel less isolated.
Julie Budge, founder and CEO at Sister’s House, said: "It is just going to make such a difference on the ground to women in the most severe difficulty. A heartfelt thank you to players for the support because really, the difference it is going to make to the support we can give them is bigger than I can say."
David Nicolson, community programmes advisor at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: "It was such a pleasure to let these charities, among hundreds of others, know that they’ve been successful for a grant. It’s a challenging time for everyone right now and it’s important to remember the difficult situations people were facing before this crisis, which have only been exacerbated now.
"These local organisations know best what their communities need, and it was truly inspiring to hear how the funding raised by players will help them to support those who need it."
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £500 million for charities and good causes across Britain. People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Local Trust, and Postcode Community Trust will open for the next round of funding applications in August.
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