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Charities urged to apply for up to £20k of funding

Charities and community groups in Orkney are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £20,000 from a pot worth over £3 million.

Raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the funding is available to a wide range of community organisations — from registered charities, to community groups and social enterprises — with eligible groups able to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000, until applications close on August 14.

The funding on offer is available through three different trusts, each of which support projects focused on specific themes:

  • The People’s Postcode Trust are looking for applications from projects aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and the prevention of poverty.
  • The 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.
  • Finally, the 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.

Laura Chow, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said, “It’s not just players who win with People’s Postcode Lottery — over £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 please visit the trusts’ websites directly:

www.postcodetrust.org.uk

www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk

www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk

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