About Us

About People's Postcode Trust

People’s Postcode Trust is a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC040387 and is a company limited by guarantee (356549). It is a grant giving Trust, awarding funding to good causes that support a better world for people and planet.

People’s Postcode Trust operates its own society lottery regulated by the Gambling Commission under certificate 000-018971-N-302359-007 and 000-018971-R-302358-007.

People’s Postcode Trust achieves its objectives through funds receives from its society lottery, operated by its External Lottery Manager, Postcode Lottery Ltd (marketed as People’s Postcode Lottery).


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Funding is available for projects of up to twelve months in length ranging from £500 up to £20,000 in Scotland and England, and up to £5,000 for a six month project in Wales. All funding decisions are made by an independent board of Trustees.

Funding will be awarded to projects with one or more of the following aims:

  • prevention of poverty, distress and suffering
  • promote, maintain, improve and advance health
  • advance citizenship or community development
  • advance public participation in sport
  • advance human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation
  • promote and advance environmental protection or improvement


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Registered charities in Scotland, England and Wales can apply for up to £250,000 to run a 24-month project that they have always dreamed of but never had the opportunity to bring to life.

Funding is awarded for projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Encouraging Healthy Living 
  • Social Enterprise
  • Environmental Sustainability

The Dream Fund will be open again for applications later on this year in August.


How we are funded

People’s Postcode Trust receives all of its funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 50p from every £2 ticket goes to charity, and to date over £35million has been raised for good causes in Great Britain. Since we were established in 2009, People’s Postcode Trust has distributed over £6 million to over 1000 charity projects across the country. 

Want to know more? Please read our annual reports:

2010 Annual Review

2010 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report


Contact Us

For more information about People’s Postcode Trust, or to ask a question about funding, please contact us using the details below.

E: info@postcodetrust.org.uk

T: 0131 555 7287

A: 76 George Street
    EH2 3BU



People’s Postcode Trust is regulated by the Gambling Commission under certificate 000-018971-N-302359-007 and 000-018971-R-302358-007.

We adhere to the following Social Responsibility Policy and Self Exclusion Policy.

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