I want to encourage good causes in Pendle to apply for a share of funding pot worth over £3 million which has been raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery to support projects helping local people.
Applications have been open since Wednesday 31 July and will last two weeks - until 14 August. Voluntary groups and registered charities in our area can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000
This is the last chance organisations will have to apply for funding in 2019, 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 well being 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.
There are so many brilliant community projects in Pendle 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.
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