Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Community groups and charities in Easington eligible for funding from the Postcode Lottery

April 25, 2018 Press Releases 0

Local MP Grahame Morris is asking community groups and local charities across Easington to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year.

Charities and community groups can apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Between August 1st – August 15th charities are being urged 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.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:

“2017 was a fantastic year for hundreds of grass-roots projects across Great Britain, who received funding from these three Trusts in excess of £8.2 Million. We want to encourage charities to grab this opportunity so that they can continue to make a huge difference to communities around the country.”

Local MP Grahame Morris said:

“This is an opportunity not to be missed. We know that there are many charities already doing fantastic work across the constituency, but I have no doubt that for many this additional funding would be most welcomed. A successful application could help your group deliver an extra special project or expand the existing service. I encourage as many local charities as possible to apply.” 

The funding is made available through three different charitable trusts depending on the type of project:

·   People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects 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.

·   Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes.

For more information on how to apply for funding, please visit the Trusts’ websites:

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £263 million to date for over 4,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.