Steve McCabe MP encourages local charities to apply for share of £6 million funding pot

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging local charities in his constituency to apply for a share of a £6 million funding pot, raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 

Steve is urging local charities and community groups to tap into this new funding stream which is designed to help get a special project off the ground. The funding will be allocated through three Trusts, which support different categories of projects. There will be two opportunities for groups to apply in 2017 (January and August) and £3 million will be available for each funding round.

The application process is simple. The first round - which opens from 23 January until 10 February 2017 - starts with organisations being encouraged to submit an 'expression of interest' form. Charities will then be shortlisted to complete a full application for funding.

In August, interested groups and organisations can apply or re-apply when a second pot of £3million will become available. The maximum a project can receive is £20,000. For more information on how to apply for funding, please visit the Trusts’ websites:www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk

People’s Postcode Trustseeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights, equal rights and conflict resolution for some of society’s most vulnerable groups. Postcode Local Trust supports wildlife, sustainability and volunteering initiatives. Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“I’m encouraging local charities and community groups in my constituency to apply for a share of the £6 million funding pot 2017 so that they can get a special project off the ground to benefit the local community. This funding will be allocated to lots of different types of initiatives and it’s such a fantastic opportunity for local charities to get additional support. Don’t miss out, apply now.”

 

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