Applying for a Grant

Applying for a Grant


Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 to support marginalised groups in obtaining the skills & resources to effect change in their own communities – awarding £2 million of funding in 2015.

Postcode Community Trust operates its own society lottery and receives all of its funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Postcode Community Trust – 2016 Grants

Postcode Community Trust seeks to empower groups of people by providing them with the skills and resources they need to effect change in their own communities. Some groups may feel they cannot participate fully in activities within their community because of isolation, disability or age. The fund aims to help them overcome these barriers in creative and sustainable communities by improving social cohesion, economic infrastructure and provide or improve community-based facilities.

All applicants must read the following Guidance Notes before applying – which give much more detailed information on eligibility:

PCT Guidance Notes 2016 

Registered charities* in England, Scotland & Wales can apply from £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects meeting the above remit, whilst other organisations may apply for up to £2,000

The form will be open at the following times in 2016:

  • Tue 5th Jan – Fri 29th Jan 2016 (5pm)
  • Sun 1st May – Tue 31st May 2016 (5pm)

Applicants will then hear back around 10 weeks after the closing date on the outcome of their application.

If you wish to apply for a project which does not meet the above criteria, please click here to find details of other trusts with grant programmes supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Online Application Form

Our online application form is only available during the opening and closing dates of the funding rounds above.

You can find out what questions are contained within the form by visiting the How to Apply page

During these periods, links will appear on our website to access the form. 

All applicants must read the Guidance Notes before applying.

Please note we no longer provide paper/document forms, with the exception of for those with visual impairments. 

Contact Us

Please note we do not require individuals/organisations to contact us in advance of an application to declare an initial expression of interest. 

Whilst we try our best to answer as many queries as possible, during round opening our Trust Helpdesk receives an extremely high volume of calls - around 60% of which could be answered by simply consulting the Guidance Notes notes above. 

If after consulting the Guidance Notes you still have questions, you can contact us by phone on 0131 555 7287 at the following times:

Mon:   10am-12pm and 2-5pm
Wed:   10am-12pm and 2-5pm
Thu:    10am-12pm and 2-5pm

Alternatively you can save time on hold by sending an email to