BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 19 Aug '17

Local charities and groups urged to apply for funding from Postcode Local Trust

Charities and community groups around Great Britain are being urged to apply for up to £20,000 of funding for environmental causes, sustainability initiatives, wildlife, ecology, play areas and green spaces.

Grants of up to £20k

Applications for funding from Postcode Local Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, are now open (closing date 28 August), with a funding pot of over £2 million available. Both charities and community groups are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.

Previously funded projects including hospital gardens, wildlife conservation charities and training for young people in horticultural skills. This is a fantastic opportunity for groups to access funding to make a difference in the local community.

‘Small charities and community groups play a massive role in enhancing our environment, both on a local scale and more widely. It’s so important that they are supported, in order to create and nurture outdoor spaces, support wildlife and reduce our impact on the planet. We’ve supported lots of fantastic projects so far and I’d encourage as many groups as possible to apply.’

CLARA GOVIER
Head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery

Charity lottery

Postcode Local Trust was set up in 2015 to offer financial support for charities and good causes that help communities enhance their natural environment in ways that benefit the wider community. It receives all its funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

For any groups seeking funding that falls outside of the environmental category, players of People’s Postcode Lottery also support two other funds which are now open for applications: People’s Postcode Trust and Postcode Community Trust.

As a charity lottery, a minimum of 30% goes directly to charities. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery use their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities and good causes. They have raised more than £221.2 million to date for over 2,800 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

Click here for more information on how to apply for funding.