Postcode Local Trust is a grant-giving body funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Postcode Local Trust provides funding opportunities to community groups and charities in Scotland, England and Wales, through grants ranging from £500 – £20,000 (or up to £10,000 in Wales).
Postcode Local Trust funds projects of local importance across Great Britain which support wildlife areas, sustainability initiatives, local indoor and outdoor spaces and citizenship programmes (volunteering). Who do we fund? Postcode Local Trust aims to fund grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses seeking to effect positive change within their local area.
Postcode Local Trust (PLT) seeks to enhance local areas and local projects – those things that local people feel are important to preserve or improve. At its heart, PLT seeks to fund projects that make a positive impact on the planet: both environmentally and by enhancing a community’s cultural heritage and, thus, pride in their local area. Postcode Local Trust also seeks to find real solutions, which encourage local people and groups to take a more active role in helping their natural or built environment.
Postcode Local Trust provides funding which supports activities such as: o Enhancing outdoor spaces such as: • community gardens; • community orchards; • play areas, especially those made with sustainable wood sources or recycled materials; o Local, biodiversity improvements or habitat restoration such as: • wildflower meadow creation; • flood prevention schemes; • hedgerow boundary improvements; • wetland area enhancements; and • tree planting/woodland creation o Outdoor education projects delivered with local communities by environmental charities;* o Green Energy projects which create more sustainable solutions to lowering, eg, energy costs in a community centre; o Solar panel, wind turbine or micro-hydro schemes; o Cultural heritage of an area (stories, exhibitions); and, o Volunteering initiatives that help local projects, local areas and local people through, for example, uniform youth organisations.