Good causes urged to apply for funding

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Local charities and good causes can now apply for a share of more than £3 million of funding that has been raised by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Applications are open until February 20 and good causes, from social enterprises to voluntary groups and registered charities, are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.

The financial support is available through three different trusts funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, with the purpose of supporting people and their communities. These trusts are People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust and the Postcode Local Trust.

Sports groups for military veterans, counselling support services for young carers and accessible play parks are just a few examples of the more than 1,600 projects that were successful and received funding in 2018.

Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara said: ‘Funding from People’s Postcode Lottery’s players makes a huge difference to thousands of good causes across the country

‘I know that there are many good causes in my constituency that would love a cash boost for a specific project and I would encourage any local charities or good causes who are looking for funding to apply as soon as possible.’

A minimum of 32 per cent from every People’s Postcode Lottery ticket goes to good causes.

For more information visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk