• Conor McGinn urges local charities to apply for funding from People’s Postcode Lottery

    Peoples Postcode lottery

    Conor McGinn, St Helens North MP, is encouraging local charities to apply for grants from a £6 million funding pot from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

    The cash is available from three different funds: The Postcode Local Trust; The People’s Postcode Trust; and the Postcode Community Trust.

    People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights, equal rights and conflict resolution for some of society’s most vulnerable groups. Postcode Local Trust supports wildlife, sustainability and volunteering initiatives. Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes.

    There will be two opportunities for groups to apply in 2017 (January and August) and £3 million will be available for each funding round.

    In the first round of funding, charities have from now until February 10 2017 to submit an “expression of interest” form. Charities will then be shortlisted to complete a full application for funding.

    Commenting, Mr McGinn, said:

    “This is a great chance for charities in St Helens to get a special project off the ground to benefit the local community.

    “The money will go to many different types of projects so I would encourage local charities to make an application and try to secure some funding.”

    Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:

    “We encourage charities to put themselves forward for this funding and to have a look at the different Trusts to see where their project fits in.”

    More information on how local charities can is available at the following websites: www.postcodetrust.org.ukwww.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk,www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk