Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has urged local charities and good causes to apply for funding from one of four trusts funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Applications for funding are open from Tuesday 4th August until Wednesday 19th August, and organisations can apply for grants between £500 and £20,000. Interested organisations can apply to one of four trusts, which each support projects focussed on different themes:

Good causes should apply to the trust that best supports the aims of their project. Short funding guides and an eligibility quiz can be found on each trust website to help applicants.

Giles said:

“The work of good causes in the Clacton constituency during these difficult times has been nothing short of inspirational – the outstanding work they do for the most vulnerable in our community cannot be praised enough. I encourage any interested organisations to take the eligibility quiz then apply for the trust that best fits their needs. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have already raised over £500 million for good causes and I would love to see some more successful applicants from our area.” 

Laura Chow, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:

“Over the past few months we’ve seen the important role that grassroots good causes play in communities throughout Britain.

“I’m delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are able to support these organisations with this funding opportunity. Nearly £7 million will be awarded in grants, so I urge smaller, local good causes and groups to visit the trust websites, see where their project would best fit and get applying.”

A minimum of 32% of each ticket goes directly to charities. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £500 million for 7,500 good causes across Britain and internationally since 2005.