Postcode Community Trust Community Grants Programme Opens

Posted on April 29, 2016 by

The Postcode Community Trust’s Community Grant scheme opens on 1 May for Round 2 applications from charities and other not-for-profit groups in England, Scotland, and Wales with a deadline of 31 May 2016.

Established in 2014, the Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving body funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The Trust provides funding opportunities to community groups and charities in Scotland, England and Wales, through grants ranging from £500 to £20,000 (or up to £10,000 in Wales).

The Trust provides short-term, designated funding to good causes that promote community development and demonstrate positive change through access, engagement and skills development.

Registered charities, SCIOs, constituted voluntary and community organisations, community interest companies (CIC), not-for-profit organisations and sports clubs can apply. Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity can apply for small grants of between £500 and £2,000. Those that can provide a valid charity number can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for England and Scotland and up to £10,000 for Wales.

The funding is for activities that meet one of the following themes:

  • Promote community development projects including:
    • Support for older people relieving isolation.
    • Support for young carers and their families and/or support for families caring for disabled children or relatives, enabling them to engage more fully in their local area.
    • Projects which enhance or enable volunteering opportunities which help to regenerate communities.
  • Support community cohesion by:
    • Enhancing facilities which benefit a wide segment of a community.
    • Increasing public participation in sports especially for those at a disadvantage due to disability, age, financial hardship or gender.
    • Utilising sports to enhance the skills and life chances of disadvantaged groups.
    • Providing recreational facilities, or the organising of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for those utilising the facilities/activities.
    • Promoting inter-generational cohesion.
    • Promoting a community’s social history.

Funding is not available for projects that:

  • Request sporting kit or equipment.
  • Relieve poverty through training or advocacy programmes, family support/intervention projects or relief of addiction and/or homelessness.
  • Enhance the natural environment with habitat conservation programmes or community garden schemes.
  • Promote the human rights/citizenship of marginalised groups.
  • Promote healthy living or better mental health.

This is the second of two funding rounds in 2016.

Full details can be found on the Postcode Community Trust website

Source: Postcode Community Trust, 29/04/2016

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