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Local groups could receive help for a special project off by applying for a share of a £6 million funding pot.


The People’s Postcode Lottery is allocating funding through three trusts which support different categories of projects.


There will be two opportunities for groups to apply in 2017 with £3 million available for each funding round.


Applications are now open until 10 February and organisations are encouraged to submit an 'expression of interest' form.


Another round opens for bids in August.


The maximum a project can receive is £20,000.


MP Angus MacNeil is urging island charities to tap into the funding stream.


Mr MacNeil said: “2017 could be the year to get a special project off the ground to benefit the local community. This funding will be allocated to lots of different types of initiatives and it’s a good opportunity for local charities to get additional support. Don’t miss out, apply now.”


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.


Clara Govier, head of charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said: "£6 million injected into grass-roots projects across Great Britain will have a tremendous impact in local communities. 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.”

Postcode lottery fund opens for local project applications

24 January 2017