Applications are open from Wednesday 31 July for two weeks until 14 August. A wide range of community organisations, from registered charities, to voluntary groups and social enterprises, are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.
The funding can be accessed through three different trusts and each trust supports projects focussed on different themes. Groups are encouraged to apply to the trust that best fits their proposed project:
- People’s Postcode Trust wants applications from projects aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and poverty prevention
- Postcode Community Trust supports initiatives working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, including arts and physical recreation projects, as well as those with a focus on reducing isolation
- Postcode Local Trust provides funding that’s dedicated to improving outdoor space, in addition to increasing access to it. Groups working on flood prevention measures and looking to implement renewable energy strategies are also encouraged to apply.
There are countless organisations doing fantastic work across Inverclyde. This is the perfect opportunity for them to take advantage of the funding available and expand the reach of an existing service, get a new project off the ground, or allow it to help extend an already successful initiative. I strongly encourage as many groups as possible to apply.
In November, in conjunction with CVS Inverclyde, I will be hosting a funding application event in Inverclyde for local groups and organisations to learn how to apply to the People’s Postcode Lottery. My office is happy to provide more details.