Wokingham charities and community groups encouraged to apply for up to £20,000 funding

THE BOROUGH’S charities and community groups are being encouraged to hit the jackpot by applying for grants from a lottery.

Grants of up to £20,000 are being offered as part of a £3 million funding pot raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Community organisations, including social enterprises, can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.

The funding is available through three different trusts, all of which are funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Each trust supports projects focussed on specific themes:

  • People’s Postcode Trust wants applications from projects aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and the prevention of poverty
  • 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 to groups that are 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 eligible to apply.

More than 300 groups were awarded grants earlier this year.

Laura Chow, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “It’s not just players who win with People’s Postcode Lottery – more than £3 million in grants will have a tremendous impact on the fantastic work that grass-roots groups are doing in communities across Britain.

“Between the three trusts, there’s scope for a huge array of projects to benefit and I would urge all groups to look at the funding guides and apply.”

For more information, to view the funding guides and to apply visit the trusts’ websites directly: www.postcodetrust.org.uk, www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk and www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk

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