Small Grants Programme

Small Grants Programme

Small Grant

People’s Postcode Lottery is urging charities and community groups across Southern England, Scotland & Wales to apply for funding, through People’s Postcode Trust’s Small Grants programme.

The current funding round is open to charities and organisations in Southern England (excluding London & Greater London), Scotland & Wales until 1 May.

People's Postcode Trust’s Small Grants Programme, which is funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, funds projects that aim to make a difference to local communities. Registered charities, voluntary organisations, community interest companies and social enterprises are all able to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.

Applications for £2,000 to £20,000 are open to registered charities and applications for up to £2,000 are open to organisations that are not registered charities.

You can access the online application form, eligibility criteria and further information on the Small Grants page.

Applications, along with supporting documents, must be submitted by 5.30pm on Thursday 30th April. There are a number of funding criteria that all projects must meet. Projects must fit into one of the following categories to be eligible; prevention of poverty, improvement of health, promotion of community development, advance participation in sport, promotion of human rights or the promotion of environmental protection.

Two organisations in Southern England that recently received funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, through People’s Postcode Trust’s Small-Grant programme, include Wintercomfort for the Homeless and Children and Families Ltd.

Wintercomfort for the Homeless received £7,648 from players for their Welfare Service for the Homeless project. Wintercomfort for the Homeless provides an essential and safe service to homeless and vulnerably housed people all year long.

Children and Families Ltd also received funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their FareShare Kent project. Children and Families Ltd received £20,000 from players and provides universal services that are accessible for every family and target services to those in need of additional support. FareShare supports communities to relieve food poverty by focussing on ensuring that children can be healthy and safe, as well as enjoying and achieving economic wellbeing.

To date, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded over £66.4 million to charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities and good causes across Great Britain and globally

People’s Postcode Lottery is an External Lottery Manager and manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different causes supporting a range of good causes. Postcode Lottery Limited is regulated by the Gambling Commission.

People’s Postcode Lottery players support the following Trusts – Postcode African Trust, Postcode Animal Trust, Postcode Care Trust, Postcode Children Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Culture Trust, Postcode Dream Trust, Postcode Global Trust, Postcode Green Trust, Postcode Heroes Trust, Postcode Planet Trust, People’s Postcode Trust and Postcode Sport Trust. These Trusts are funded entirely by players and support a variety of good causes.

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