Moray groups encouraged to go for share of £6m funding

A SIX MILLION POUND funding pot is being made available to local charities this year – and Moray’s MP is urging groups in his constituency to ensure they have a share.

The cash is being made available from the People’s Postcode Lottery, with three Trusts allocating funds in support of different project categories.

Two opportunities will be provided for groups to apply this year – in January and August – with £3million being made available in each funding round.

The first round opened on January 23 and will run until February 10, and encourages organisations to submit an ‘expression of interest’ form – successful charities will then be shortlisted to complete a full funding application.

In August interested groups or organisations can apply or reapply when the second pot of £3million will be made available – in both round the maximum any project can receive is £20,000.

Moray MP Angus Robertson said: “This could be the year to get a special project off the ground to benefit the local community.

“This funding will be allocated to lots of different types of initiatives and it’s such a fantastic opportunity for local charities to get additional support. Don’t miss out, apply now.”

People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights, equal rights and conflict resolution for some of society’s most vulnerable groups.

Postcode Local Trust supports wildlife, sustainability and volunteering initiatives. Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “£6million injected into grass-roots projects across Great Britain will have a tremendous impact in local communities. We encourage charities to put themselves forward for this funding and to have a look at the different Trusts to see where their project fits in.”

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £168.4 million to date for over 2,800 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

For more information on how to apply for funding, please visit the Trusts’ websites –, or