Perthshire North MSP, John Swinney, is encouraging local charities to apply for funding from a brand new scheme announced by the People’s Postcode Lottery.
With £3Million available in this funding round, charities are being invited to submit applications from Monday 23 January to have a chance of benefiting from a grant from one of three trusts that have been set up to administer the money – the People’s Postcode Trust, the Postcode Local Trust and the Postcode Community Trust.
With applications for this funding closing on Friday 10 February, Mr Swinney is asking local charities to begin their applications as soon as possible. Commenting, he said:
“This is an excellent opportunity for deserving, local charities to apply for funding to help them continue with their work, or start new projects that could benefit people across Perthshire.
“The People’s Postcode Lottery has generously funded projects in this area in the past and I am delighted that they are providing an opportunity for local groups to benefit from up to £20,000 in this latest round of funding.
“With funding available for a wide range of charities – from wildlife and volunteering initiatives to sports and arts groups – I hope that local groups will take this opportunity to submit an early application for funding that could help their projects.”
The application process starts with organisations being encouraged to submit an 'expression of interest' form. Charities will then be shortlisted to complete a full application for funding.
In August, interested groups and organisations can apply or re-apply when a second pot of £3million will become available. The maximum a project can receive is £20,000.
For more information on how local charities can apply please visit the following websites: www.postcodetrust.org.uk, www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk, www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk.