LOCAL MP URGES GOOD CAUSES IN BASINGSTOKE TO APPLY FOR FUNDING OF UP TO £20,000

Local MP, Maria Miller is encouraging good causes in Basingstoke to apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support projects helping local people.

Awards of between £500 and £20,000 are available to both charities and community groups, with applications being open for the funding from 1 August until the 15 August.

There are three trusts that groups can apply for funding through;-

Postcode Community Trust looks for applications on initiatives that will benefit communities through the delivery of grass roots health and wellbeing programmes; People’s Postcode Trust supports projects aimed at promoting human rights, employability and combatting poverty; while Postcode Local Trust focuses on proposals that aim to improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces.

Maria said: “There are many brilliant community projects in Basingstoke that could benefit from securing funding, to get an initiative off the ground or expand the reach of a service.  I strongly encourage all Basingstoke charities to visit the website, to find out more and get an application in.”

A minimum of 32% from every People’s Postcode Lottery ticket goes directly to good causes. To date, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £320 million for more than 4,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

For more information and to apply for funding, please visit the trusts’ websites:

www.postcodetrust.org.uk

www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk

www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk