MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Encourages Local Community Groups & Charities To Bid For Funding Via The People's Postcode Lottery

 


North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is encouraging local charities and good causes to apply for over £3 million of funding that has been raised by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The People’s Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities and good causes. People play with their chosen postcodes for a chance to win cash prizes. A minimum of 32% from each subscription goes directly to charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally - players have raised £382 million so far.

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 The People’s Postcode Lottery with the sole purpose of supporting people and their communities across Great Britain. Each trust supports projects focused on specific themes:

  • People’s Postcode Trust looks to fund projects that are aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and the prevention of poverty (postcodetrust.org.uk)
  • Postcode Community Trust supports initiatives working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, including arts and physical recreation projects, as well as those with a focus on reducing isolation (postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk)
  • 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! (postcodelocaltrust.org.uk)

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.

Justin Tomlinson MP said, “Funding from People’s Postcode Lottery’s players makes a huge difference to thousands of good causes across the country. I know that there are many good causes in North Swindon that would love a funding boost for a specific project, and I encourage any local charities or good causes who are looking for funding to apply as soon as possible.”

 

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