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MSP urging good causes to apply for funding

By Kirsty Brown

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MSP Stewart Stevenson has urged charities and not-for-profit organisations across the north-east to consider applying for up to £20,000 of People’s Postcode Lottery funding.

There are three grant-giving trusts, funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, which will open for funding applications from good causes until February 4.

The trusts are:

  • People’s Postcode Trust - projects aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and preventing poverty.
  • Postcode Community Trust - initiatives seeking 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 - groups dedicated to improving and increasing access to outdoor space, and groups working on flood prevention measures and looking to implement renewable energy strategies are also eligible to apply.

Registered charities can apply for between £500 and £20,000 while the limit for not-for-profit organisations without charitable status is £2,000.

Mr Stevenson said: “This is another fantastic opportunity for some of the great charities and not-for-profit organisations in my constituency to access funding.

“The funding ensures that money goes directly to projects seeking to help communities locally, rather than getting absorbed elsewhere.

“This money can unlock opportunities from tackling poverty, reducing social isolation and tackling flood prevention.

"I’d strongly encourage constituents to apply.”

For more information on how to apply, you can visit: www.postcodelottery.info/about-us/public-affairs/local-funding-opportunities.

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