Stockton North MP, Alex Cunningham, is encouraging good causes in Stockton North 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 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. There are three trusts that groups can apply to for funding. 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 well being programmes; People’s Postcode Trust supports projects aimed at promoting human rights, employability and combating poverty; while Postcode Local Trust focuses on proposals that aim to improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces.
There are so many brilliant community projects in Stockton North that could benefit from this funding. This money could get an initiative off the ground or expand the reach of a service. A wide variety of organisations could benefit from such funding, and I’d strongly encourage them to visit the website, find out where their project could fit and get an application in.
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.
For more information and to apply for funding, please visit the trusts’ websites: www.postcodetrust.org.uk, www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk or www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk