Postcode Lottery funding call by Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP

Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Martyn Day has urged local charities and good causes to apply for funding from the four trusts funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Friday, 7th August 2020, 12:27 pm
Martyn Day MP.

Applications for grants between £500 and £20,000 are open until Wednesday, August 19. Interested organisations can apply to one of four trusts, which each support projects focussed on different themes:

Postcode Neighbourhood Trust helps good causes affected by Covid-19. People’s Postcode Trust funds projects promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and preventing poverty. Postcode Community Trust supports initiatives working to improve health and wellbeing in communities, including those that look to reduce isolation. The Trust also supports projects that increase participation in arts and physical recreation. Postcode Local Trust is for groups looking to increase community access to outdoor space and improve biodiversity. Groups looking to improve sustainability or combat climate change are also encouraged to apply.

Good causes should apply to the trust that best supports the aims of their project. Short funding guides and an eligibility quiz can be found on each trust website to help applicants.

Mr Day said: “The work of good causes in Linlithgow and East Falkirk during these difficult times has been nothing short of inspirational– the amount of good they do for the most vulnerable in our community cannot be overstated.

“I encourage any interested organisations to take the eligibility quiz then apply for the trust that best fits their needs. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have already raised over £500 million for good causes and I would love to see some more successful applicants from Linlithgow and East Falkirk.”

Laura Chow, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “Over the past few months we’ve seen the important role that grassroots good causes play in communities throughout Britain.

“I’m delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are able to support these organisations with this funding opportunity. Nearly £7 million will be awarded in grants, so I urge smaller, local good causes and groups to visit the trust websites, see where their project would best fit and get applying.”

For more information, to view the funding guides and apply visit the trusts’ websites directly: www.postcodeneighbourhoodtrust.org.uk; www.postcodetrust.org.uk; www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk; www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk.