People's Postcode Trust has a cracking 2016

People's Postcode Trust has a cracking 2016

With thanks to the players of People's Postcode Lottery, People’s Postcode Trust has donated over £2 million this year to 220 local charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

 

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                        Magic Me, Cocktails in Care Homes, recieved £16,575 at the end of 2015.

People’s Postcode Trust aims to fund projects that help to prevent poverty, support healthy initiatives and uphold human rights for some of society’s most vulnerable groups. As part of the latest round in 2016, the Small Grants programme has supported a variety of projects across the country.

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Some of the successful projects include Breadwinners, a Social Enterprise, who received £16,142 through PPT in 2016 to deliver their employment project. Breadwinners systematically address the issues surrounding employment in disadvantaged communities and encourage self-employment across the labour market. Funding has enabled entrepreneurs, struggling with employment to start their own business through a unique business model.

Calum Munro, Trust's Officer for People's Postcode Lottery, recently visited the project and said: Breadwinners is a fantastic start-up social enterprise. It is enabling our players to support young apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain work in a skilled role, with profits reinvested in growing the operation and helping more people.”

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Inverurie & District Men's Shed received £10,875 to setup and equip a metalwork facility, enabling members to use several skills in fabricating and repairing various metals.  Thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, members of this group have successfully learnt new skills; overcome isolation and improved on their social interaction skills.

Sandy Cooper, Fundraiser, at Inverurie & District Men's Shed highlights the impact the funding has had for them:“With thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, funding from People’s Postcode Trust has enabled our members to manufacture and repair metal items, to pass on skills and learn from other experienced members.”

 

 

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