Postcode Local Trust launches grant programme

Postcode Local Trust launches grant programme

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Players of People’s Postcode Lottery are to support green community groups and environmental projects through a brand new grants scheme.

Postcode Local Trust was established in 2015 in order to fund projects which encourage lasting benefits by bringing people together to improve local ecology and habitats, encourage bio-diversity and benefit the wider environment.

Registered charities in England, Scotland & Wales can apply from £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects meeting the above remit, whilst other organisations may apply for up to £2,000.

In a move which is likely to get green fingers twitching, earthy community groups are invited to apply for projects of up to 12 months in length through the online application form – which will open on Tuesday the 5th of January and close on Friday the 29th of January. Applicants can expect to hear back on the outcome within 10 weeks of the closing date.

Scottish Environment Minister Aileen McLeod said the funding support the "transformation of our environment and create better places to live, work and visit".

Ms McLeod continued: "Being able to access high-quality greenspace can improve the health, wellbeing and confidence of people and communities."

Lang Banks, director of the World Wildlife Fund in Scotland, added: "This is fantastic news for the thousands of local, community-based environmental projects up and down the country.

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Organisations are particularly encouraged to apply for sustainable projects which empower local people create new green spaces, restore and protect natural habitats, lesser their carbon footprint or generate greener, more efficient energy.

All applicants must read the Guidance Notes before applying – providing more details on eligibility and other criteria.

For more information, please visit the Applying for a Grant page or contact the Trust Helpdesk:

By e-mail: info@postcodelocaltrust.org.uk

By phone: 0131 555 7287 at the following times:

Mon:   10am-12pm and 2-5pm
Wed:  10am-12pm and 2-5pm
Thu:     10am-12pm and 2-5pm

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