Postcode Community Trust is celebrating a hugely successful first year of funding to charities and community groups across Great Britain - with players of People's Postcode Lottery supporting over £2 million of grants to 257 projects.

This will continue into 2016, with the Trust continuing to award grants to projects supporting groups of people by providing them with the skills 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.

Additionally, the new Community Sports programme will see over £50,000 of kit and equipment distributed to sports clubs and community groups before the end of 2015.

Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014,receiving all of it's funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery.

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

The rounds will differ slightly from previously, with all areas of England, Scotland & Wales eligible to apply between the following dates:

  • Tue 5th Jan – Fri 28th Jan 2016
  • Sun 1st May – Tue 31st May 2016

An online application form will be available during these times, with applicants being advised of the outcome around 8-10 weeks from the closing date.

All applicants must read the Guidance Notes before applying – providing more details on eligibility and other criteria:

2016 Guidance Notes

For more information, please visit the Applying for Grant page or contact the Trust Helpdesk:

By e-mail: info@postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk

By phone: 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

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