Funding: People’s Postcode Lottery opens for applications on 1 August

Author's position
Advice Worker
Article date
24 July 2018
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The People’s Postcode Lottery will open for application on 1 August. Charities and community groups will be able to apply for funding between £500 – £20,000. Funding will be available through the following 3 Trusts:

The People’s Postcode Trust

For projects promoting human rights and employability, and combatting poverty.

The Postcode Community Trust

For grass-roots health and wellbeing programmes.

The Postcode Local Trust

For programmes that aim to imporve biodiversity and outdoor space.

For all three, the application process is in two stages:

Stage 1 – expression of interest to be submitted between 1 August until 15 August

This is a very short expression of interest (EOI) which requires only some basic details about your organisation, as well as a very short summary of the project you are proposing. Successful applicants will receive an email with more details on how to complete Stage 2.

Stage 2 – applications to be submitted between 5 September until 19 September

The second stage requires applicants to provide more detail on both their organisation and the project, including:

  • More details on the origins, structure, core aims and activities of your organisation
  • A full project description, outlining the it’s need and chief activities
  • Projected short-term outcomes and long-term impacts of the project
  • Estimated numbers of beneficiaries
  • A full breakdown of the total project costs, proposed spend of our grant and other funding towards the project
  • Supporting documents: including your organisation’s constitution, articles or memorandum of understanding – as well as annual accounts and quotes for single items costing over £1,000.

They will aim to let all applicants know the outcome of their application within 8-12 weeks.

Each of the above links contains further information on eligibility criteria.