Fife community groups and charities urged to apply for People’s Postcode Lottery grants

Lesley Laird MP
Lesley Laird MP

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP Lesley Laird is urging community group and local charities to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year.

Charities and community groups can apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Between February 14 and 28, charities are being asked to submit an expression of interest in the funding, which requires basic details about the organisation, as well as a very short description of the project they are proposing.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “2017 was a fantastic year for hundreds of grass-roots projects across Great Britain, who received funding from these three Trusts in excess of £8.2 million.

“We want to encourage charities to grab this opportunity so that they can continue to make a huge difference to communities around the country.”

Lesley Laird MP said: “This is an opportunity not to be missed.

“We know that there are many charities already doing fantastic work across the constituency, but I have no doubt that for many this additional funding would be most welcomed.

“A successful application could help your group deliver an extra special project or expand the existing service.

“I encourage as many local charities as possible to apply.”