Postcode Community Trust has a smashing 2016!

Postcode Community Trust has a smashing 2016!

Postcode Community Trust has had a great 2016, donating a total of £1.8 million to organisations across Great Britain.  Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped to support a total of 228 local organisations across Scotland, England and Wales

Postcode Community Trust aims to bring members of the community together who may feel they are unable to participate fully in activities due to isolation, disability or age. With the player’s support, the funding for these projects will allow individuals to overcome these barriers and get involved in sustainable, fun and exciting projects within the community – this will ultimately enhance social cohesion and improve community-based facilities.

Additionally our Community Sports programme will see over £170,000 of kit and equipment distributed to sport clubs and community groups by the end of this year, with much more to come in 2017!

Take a look at the Small Grant projects supported in 2016 through Postcode Community Trust:

                                                                 2016 projects

AVOW

 AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham) has received £9,940 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. AVOW is the County Voluntary Council (CVC) for Wrexham County Borough. AVOW is the organisation that connects voluntary and community organisations and activities in Wrexham. They successfully bring together advice, information, financial and community development support services for charities and community groups. The funding boost from Postcode Community Trust will enable AVOW’s Play Department to purchase a new van. The van will enable us to collect resources for our Adventure Playground – The Land and will facilitate year round Community Play Projects in the Urban Villages of Wrexham.

Claire Griffiths, Playworker Manager, AVOW, said: “We’re very grateful for the funding and would like to say a huge thank you to Postcode Community Trust and also to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.”

Another fantastic project supported through Postcode Community Trust is Create who use the power of the creative arts to transform the lives of society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people. They enable them to develop creativity, social skills and self-esteem. Its focus is on engaging participants in inspiring, sustainable arts programmes in areas where engagement in the arts is low. Create believes that everyone – regardless of circumstances, age, gender, race or disability – deserves the chance to fulfil their potential.

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With the support of the Players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Create received £19,315 in 2016 to expand their workshops to those aged between 5-12. These workshops enabled the young carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities, build trusting relationships with their peers and develop creativity, social skills and confidence that they can take back into their homes, schools and communities.

Nicky Goulder, Co-Founder & Chief Executive, said "Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery’s contribution, Create’s inspired:arts project is engaging isolated young carers in life-changing creative arts programmes. The children and young people develop not only the artistic skills to express themselves creatively but they also develop improved self-esteem, life skills and trusting friendships with other young carers."

 

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Streetsport is a non-profit prevention, intervention and diversionary tactics initiative based iIn Scotland, a partnership between the Denis Law Legacy Trust’s Streetsport programme, and Judy Murray’s Tennis on the Road, received £12,200. This provides free tennis provision to young people in Aberdeen - amongst areas featuring in the top 20% on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, or high up on anti-social behaviour. 

In Aberdeen that actively reduces instances of youth crime and anti-social behaviour. Established in 2006, Streetsport delivers free weekly sports and creative activity sessions for young people throughout Aberdeen City. They deploy mobile activity arenas directly into local communities and operate during peak times of anti-social behaviour.

Calum Munro, Trust Officer at People’s Postcode Lottery, attended the launch with Judy Murray, and said: “This is a fantastic partnership between two great organisations – resulting in an engaging programme of activities for local young people. We’re delighted to be able to support this, thanks to the funds raised by our players”

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