MSP URGES CHARITIES TO APPLY FOR LOTTERY FUNDING

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MSP URGES CHARITIES TO APPLY FOR LOTTERY FUNDING

SNP MSP Clare Haughey has called on local charities and community groups to apply for funding which has been raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Between February 14 and 28, charities are being asked to submit an expression of interest in the funding, which requires basic details about the organisation, as well as a very short description of the project they are proposing.

The funding is made available through three different charitable trusts depending on the type of project. The People’s Postcode Trust handles applications that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights and equal rights. Postcode Local Trust supports community gardens, play areas, wildlife and green energy projects. The Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes

The grants on offer range from between £500 and £20,000.

Commenting, Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey said:

“The third sector in this constituency is incredible with so many people doing vital work. I have had the great pleasure of meeting up with many of them since becoming an MSP, and I have seen first-hand how they positively affect the lives of my constituents.

“A successful application to the People’s Postcode Lottery could help deliver an extra special project, or expand existing services.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for local organisations, and I hope they can take full advantage of the funding opportunities which may be available to them through this initiative.”

A minimum of 32% from each People’s Postcode Lottery ticket goes to charities and good causes – raising more than £263 million to date.

ENDS

Notes:

Applications can be made on the following websites:

http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk
http://www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk
http://www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk

 

Date published: 19th February 2018

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