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Glenrothes and Central Fife MP, Peter Grant is encouraging local charities and good causes to apply for over £3 million of funding that is available for the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Applications opened on Wednesday 6th February and will be accepted until 20th February, where a whole host of good causes from social enterprises to voluntary groups and registered charities are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.

The financial support is available through three different trusts. Each trust supports projects focussed on specific themes:

· People’s Postcode Trust looks to fund projects that are aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and the prevention of poverty

· Postcode Community Trust supports initiatives working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, including arts and physical recreation projects, as well as those with a focus on reducing isolation

· Postcode Local Trust want to hear from groups working on flood prevention measures and those looking to implement renewable energy strategies. They also want your application if you’re dedicated to improving outdoor space, whether that’s a play park, a skate park or even something else!

Sports groups for military veterans, counselling support services for young carers and accessible play parks are just a few examples of the over 1,600 projects that were successful in their application and received funding in 2018. Local good causes are advised to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity by reading the short funding guides available and applying to the trust that best fits the aims of their project.

Peter Grant MP, said:

“This funding from People’s Postcode Lottery already makes a huge difference to thousands of good causes across Scotland. I for one know that there are many good causes in my constituency that would love a cash boost for a specific project. So, I would sincerely encourage all and any local charities or good causes to apply for this funding as soon as possible.”

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