People's Postcode Lottery makes £3m of grant funding available

Charities can apply for between £500 and £20,000 from August from three trusts

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, a People's Postcode Lottery-funded project
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, a People's Postcode Lottery-funded project

The People’s Postcode Lottery has made more than £3m of grant funding available for local charities and community groups.

Charities in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 when applications open from 1 August for two weeks.

The People’s Postcode Lottery said it would award funding through three trusts, one of which – the People’s Postcode Trust – will focus on projects promoting human rights and employability, and combating poverty.

A second trust – the Postcode Community Trust – will concentrate on grass-roots health and wellbeing programmes, the lottery said.

The Postcode Local Trust, the third trust awarding funding, will support programmes that aim to improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces.

More than 350 projects received funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery last year, and 32 per cent of each lottery ticket bought goes to good causes, the organisation said.

Last year the lottery made £4m available to local charities.

Laura Chow, head of charities at the People’s Postcode Lottery, said: "Charities and good causes are at the heart of what we do at the People’s Postcode Lottery, and we’ve seen funding from these trusts makes a huge difference to communities.

"I’m very excited to see the applications come in this year from across Great Britain. Across the three trusts, a huge variety of projects can benefit and I’d urge groups to take a look at the websites, see where their projects fit and get applying."

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