Is My Project Eligible

Is My Project Eligible

Please read the funding guide carefully for more information about how to apply.

What We Fund

  • Projects that aim to make a difference to local communities
  • Registered charities, voluntary organisations, community interest companies and social enterprises
  • Requests from £500 - £20,000 (registered charities for over £2k)
  • Projects of a maximum of 12 months 
  • Purchase of capital items and equipment (e.g. renewable energy equipment, landscaping, outdoor interpretation boards, garden and outdoor resources)
  • Staffing/training costs 
  • Running costs
  • Volunteer Expenses 
  • Marketing costs 

 What We Don't Fund

  • Organisations that are not based in or do not bring a benefit to Scotland, England or Wales 
  • Individuals
  • General promotional or awareness-raising appeals
  • General refurbishments
  • Colleges or universities
  • Events such as day trips, galas/festivals and short term events
  • End of life care
  • Statutory bodies that the state has an obligation to fund (inc. schools/PTAs, councils and local authorities)
  • Feasibility or research studies
  • Building renovations that are purely for cosmetic purposes
  • Capital works and renovations to private properties and homes

This is not a full list of everything that we do and don’t fund. Please read the Funding Guide fully to ensure that you are aware of what is eligible for funding.

If you wish to apply for a project which does not meet the above criteria, please click here to find details of other trusts with grant programmes supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.