Heidi Allen MP Welcomes Latest Round of Postcode Lottery Charity and Community Funding

The People’s Postcode Lottery currently has £3m available for good causes around the country. Awards of between £500 and £20,000 are available to both charities and community groups, with applications for initial expressions of interest open until the 15 August.

This is the last chance organisations will have to apply for the funding in 2018, and so far this year over 350 projects across Great Britain have been supported.  With previously funded initiatives ranging from community choirs for carers, to sports clubs and wildlife conservation charities, this is a fantastic opportunity for groups to access funding to make a difference in the local community.

There are three separate trusts groups can apply for funding through. Each trust focuses on a particular theme. Postcode Community Trust looks for applications on initiatives that will benefit communities through the delivery of grass roots health and wellbeing programmes; People's Postcode Trust supports projects aimed at promoting human rights, employability and combatting poverty; while Postcode Local Trust focuses on proposals that aim to improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces.

Reacting to the initiative, Heidi said: “There are so many brilliant community projects in South Cambridgeshire that could benefit from this great chance to secure funding, get an initiative off the ground or expand the reach of a service.  Across the three trusts there is scope for such a wide variety of organisations to benefit, I’d strongly encourage them to visit the website, find out how their project could benefit and submit an application.”

A minimum of 32% from every People’s Postcode Lottery ticket goes directly to good causes. To date, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £320 million for more than 4,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.