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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE CHARITIES URGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE CHARITIES URGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, is urging local charities and community groups to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Projects in West Dunbartonshire have been successful in applying for over £75,000 of grant awards in recent years, including £18,500 for Glasgow Fever Basketball Club, £1,950 for Loch Lomond Rowing Club and £19,888 for ENABLE Scotland

The latest funding rounds for the People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Trust, Postcode Local Trust and Postcode Community Trust opened on 14 February. Charities and community groups are invited to submit an expression of interest in the funding prior to 28 February 2018.

The funding is made available through three different charitable trusts depending on the type of project:

  • People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights and equal rights.
  • Postcode Local Trust supports community gardens, play areas, wildlife and green energy projects.
  • Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes.

For more information on how to apply for funding, please visit the Trusts’ websites:

www.postcodetrust.org.uk

www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk

www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £263 million to date for over 4,000 good causes.

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said:

“West Dunbartonshire is home to many fantastic charities and this funding is offers a good opportunity to put some really worthwhile local community projects into action. A successful application could help your group deliver an extra special project or expand the existing service. I would encourage as many local charities as possible to apply.”

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

“2017 was a fantastic year for hundreds of grass-roots projects in Scotland and across Great Britain, who received funding from these three Trusts in excess of £8.2 Million. We want to encourage charities to grab this opportunity so that they can continue to make a huge difference to communities around the country.”

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