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Charities and other not-for-profit organisations with projects in Great Britain that improve health and wellbeing have two weeks to submit their initial application.

The Trust provides short-term, designated funding for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain. The projects can be up to 12 months in length.

The Trust will consider projects which improve health and wellbeing through:

  • Grassroots sports, arts and recreation projects that improve health and wellbeing.
  • Projects that improve the health of communities, through, for example, first aid courses, befriending, counselling or reducing isolation.

Grants range from £500 to £20,000.

The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:

  • Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with OSCR/Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.
  • Applicants that are registered with OSCR/Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.

The amount of funding requested from the Trust must be more than 10% of the overall project cost.

Who Can Apply

Grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses that are seeking to effect positive change within their local area in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible to apply.

The following organsiations are eligible to apply for between £500 and £2,000:

  • Companies limited by guarantee with a non-profit purpose.
  • Constituted voluntary organisation with no charity number.
  • Community Interest Company with no charity number.
  • Constituted sports group with no charity number.
  • Organisations with tax exempt status but no registered charity number.

The following organisations are eligible to apply for between £500 and £20,000:

  • Organisation with registered Charity number or SCIO/CIO number.

The Trust will consider applications from branches of national charities if the branch has its own charity registration number. However, this does not extend to local Wildlife Trusts.

All applicants must be able to provide proof they are a constituted organisation and have an organisation bank account.

All registered charities, with an income above £25,000, should have a financial reserves strategy in place.

Terms and Conditions

The project has to have a clear charitable purpose and show visible results within 12 months of receipt of grant payment.

The project must demonstrate a sustainable impact beyond its’ original duration.

All successful projects will be required to complete an evaluation form following the completion of their project, along with copies of receipts for expenditure, and evidence of public acknowledgement of support. All projects will be provided with a plaque, which must be displayed somewhere in relation to the project.

Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Organisations currently in receipt of funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, including previous grant recipients who have not submitted a project evaluation form.
  • Existing projects (unless significant expansion).
  • Bodies seeking to distribute grants/funds to others.
  • Organisations with restricted or exclusive memberships.
  • Applications where Postcode Local Trust funding would be less than 10% of the overall project cost.
  • Organisations that have previously breached their funding agreement with Postcode Local Trust.
  • Political parties or party political activities.
  • Projects that promote religion.
  • Schools (except for special schools), PTAs, nurseries, and universities/colleges.
  • Lunch clubs, mother and toddler and after-school groups.
  • Individuals.
  • Feasibility studies.
  • Foreign travel.
  • General marketing appeals or sponsorship.
  • Medical research, advice and equipment.
  • End of life or palliative care.
  • Short-term projects such as events, conferences, day trips, seminars, galas or festivals.
  • Training or educational workshops that do not result in a tangible outcome for participants.
  • Building renovations/general refurbishment.
  • Installations of toilets, showers, lifts or changing rooms.
  • Organisations that appear to have excessive unrestricted or free reserves and no policy to reflect the rationale behind this.
  • Projects or activities that the state has a legal obligation to provide.

Please note that applicants can only apply to one trust supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery each round and may only submit one application per organisation

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain. The projects can be up to 12 months in length.

The Trust will consider projects which improve health and wellbeing through:

  • Grassroots sports, arts and recreation projects that improve health and wellbeing.
  • Projects that improve the health of communities, through, for example, first aid courses, befriending, counselling or reducing isolation.

How To Apply

The programme has two funding rounds and an online two-stage application process involving an expression of interest form. Those who are successful at the initial stage will be invited to complete a full application.

Guidance notes and the online application form can be found on the Trust’s website.

The dates for Round 2 funding (2018) are:

  • Stage 1: 1 August – 15 August
  • Stage 2: 5 September – 19 September

The online application form is only available during the Stage 1 dates.

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following: