Local MP Mark Pawsey is encouraging good causes in Rugby and Bulkington to apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery to support projects which help 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 1st August until the 15th 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 and 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, Mark said:
“I always enjoy meeting with the many excellent charity and community groups throughout Rugby and Bulkington and finding out more about what they do. I know that lots of them could benefit from this additional funding, which could help get an initiative off the ground or expand the reach of a service. Across the three Postcode Lottery Trusts there are many funding opportunities so I’d strongly encourage local groups to visit the website and find out more.”
“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. I hope that charities and organisations in Rugby and Bulkington will consider putting their names forward for this additional funding.”