Applying for a Grant

Applying for a Grant

Applying for a Grant

Since 2009, People’s Postcode Trust has awarded more than £11m to over 1600 projects across Great Britain

People’s Postcode Trust operates its own society lottery and receives all of its funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery.

People’s Postcode Trust – 2016 Grants

People’s Postcode Trust exists to try to make the world a better place through short-term, designated funding for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, support healthy living initiatives and uphold human rights for some of society’s most vulnerable groups. It will also consider projects which help different communities come together for the benefit of their local area.

People’s Postcode Trust seeks to help find real solutions to tackling the root causes of poverty and its consequences, by, for example, equipping people with the skills, knowledge and resources that they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Poverty prevention can focus on relieving other needs, such as needs associated with ethnicity, geography, gender, age, disability, educational and skills attainment.

All applicants must read the following Guidance Notes before applying – which give much more detailed information on eligibility:

PPT Guidance Notes 2016 

Registered charities* in England, Scotland & Wales can apply from £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects meeting the above remit, whilst other organisations may apply for up to £2,000

The form is now open until the 30th of September at 5pm:

Online Application Form

Applicants will then hear back within 10 weeks of the closing date on the outcome of their application.

If you wish to apply for a project which does not meet the above criteria, please click here to find details of other trusts with grant programmes supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Online Application Form

Our online application form is only available during the opening and closing dates of the funding rounds above.

You can find out what questions are contained within the form by visiting the How to Apply page

During these periods, links will appear on our website to access the form. 

All applicants must read the Guidance Notes before applying.

Please note we no longer provide paper/document forms, with the exception of for those with visual impairments. .

Contact Us

Please note we do not require individuals/organisations to contact us in advance of an application to declare an initial expression of interest. 

Whilst we try our best to answer as many queries as possible, during round opening our Trust Helpdesk receives an extremely high volume of calls - around 60% of which could be answered by simply consulting the Guidance Notes notes above. 

If after consulting the Guidance Notes you still have questions, you can contact us by phone on 0131 555 7287 at the following times:

Mon:   10am-12pm and 2-5pm
Wed:   10am-12pm and 2-5pm
Thu:    10am-12pm and 2-5pm

Alternatively you can save time on hold by sending an email to