£750,000 awarded to projects in England, Scotland & Wales

£750,000 awarded to projects in England, Scotland & Wales

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People's Postcode Trust has awarded £750,000 to charities and community organisations throughout the South of England, Scotland & Wales.

Thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, 83 organisations will benefit from funds to deliver a variety of projects and services.

Having received over 700 applications from eligible regions in April, competition was as intense as ever.

The programme, established in 2009, provides funding for projects of up to twelve months in length, ranging from £500 up to £20,000 (£10,000 for projects in Wales) to registered charities, community and voluntary groups, community interest companies and other not-for-profit organisations.

Organisations who have received assistance in this round of awards include those supporting individuals with long-term conditions and their carers, sports and community clubs and a wide variety of environmental projects.

One such project is Action on Hearing Loss’s “Growing Together, which is to received £16,000 for enabling service users in Bath with to access both sensory therapy and horticultural activities. 

On news of their award, Senior Trust Fundraising Manager Helen Whittaker said “We can’t thank the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery enough. People who use our Poolemead services have a wide range of complex needs (in addition to deafness and hearing loss), and this Small Grant will allow us to continue offering them opportunities to significantly improve their wellbeing and social integration”.

Whilst the vast majority of projects will be new beneficiaries, players are also continuing to fund a handful of previously supported groups.

This includes the Level Trust, who are following up last year’s successful Level Chance project with £14,633 award to their Uniform Exchange service – providing warm clothing, school uniform and P.E. kits to some of the poorest children in the Luton area.

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Level Trust Director Jane Malcolm said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Through the Small Grants programme, our Uniform Exchange will enable us to make a real difference to some of the most deprived families in Luton”.  

This latest round of funding brings the number of supported projects by players through People's Postcode Trust to over 1500, totalling over £10 million.

Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, Clara Govier said "The Small Grants programme has a track record of delivering successful partnerships with both large and small organisations at a grass roots level. We are delighted that players of People's Postcode Lottery are continuing to help these groups support communities across England, Scotland and Wales"

The next round for People's Postcode Trust's Small Grants scheme will be open to applicants in London & Greater London, Scotland & Wales - between the 1st-31st of October.

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery, where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes. As a charity lottery, 55p from every £2 ticket goes to support charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

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