£750,000 to end 2015

£750,000 to end 2015

Small Grant

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded over £750,000 to projects across Greater London, Scotland & Wales through People’s Postcode Trust.

This brings the total given out through People’s Postcode Trust to over £11m for 1600 projects across Great Britain since 2009.

As ever, competition for funding was very high.

Some of the successful projects include Action for Refugees in Lewisham's parents forum, Cardiff YMCA's healthy-living scheme for local homeless people and a new venture by Equal Scotland.

Equal Scotland

Alexa Anderson, CEO of Equal Scotland, said:“We are a newly-established organisation looking to deliver services and real change to the lives of those affected by human trafficking, honour-based violence, domestic violence and female genital mutilation. This funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery gives us with means to provide a lasting legacy of support for these survivors”

Rebecca Whitley, Trust Manager of PPT, added: “We’re absolutely thrilled that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are continuing to support local groups across the country with so many wonderful projects. These awards will help groups make a real difference to the lives of their service users."

Through People's Postcode Trust, 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

In 2016, the format of the Small Grants programme will change slightly – with two rounds open to all of England, Scotland & Wales at the following times:

  • Sun 1st May - Tue 31st May 2016
  • Thu 1st Sep - Fri 30th Sep 2016

Going forward, Small Grants will change it’s remit slightly to invite applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, healthy living initiatives, upholding human rights and facilitating reconciliation projects which help disadvantaged or at-risk groups.

If you wish to apply for a project which does not meet any of these criteria, please visit http://www.postcodelottery.co.uk/AboutUs.htm to find details of other trusts which will be operating grant programmes supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery from 2016.

By e-mail: info@postcodetrust.org.uk

By phone: 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

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