MP supports Postcode Lotteries

Henry is encouraging good causes in his constituency to apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support projects helping local people.

Awards of between £500 and £20,000 are available to both charities and community groups, with applications being open for the funding from 1 August 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, to wildlife conservation charities, this is a fantastic opportunity for groups to access funding to make a difference in the local community.

There are three trusts that 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.

Commenting on the opportunity, Sir Henry said: “There are so many truly excellent community projects in North West Norfolk that could benefit from this fantastic 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, and I’d strongly encourage them to visit the website, find out where their project could fit and get an application in.”

More information can be found at the three websites for the local trusts and these are show below. Each trust has a different funding focus and it is of course recommend charities ensure that they apply to the Trust most relevant to them.

People’s Postcode Trust - www.postcodetrust.org.uk – projects which focus on prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights and equal rights.

Postcode Local Trust - www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk – projects which focus on health and wellbeing through grass roots sports, arts and well-being programmes

Postcode Community Trust - www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk – projects supporting outdoor spaces, local environment and wildlife.

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.