Groups urged to go for grants

Rutherglen Reformer - - Whitlawburn - Staff re­porter

Ruther­glen MSP, Clare Haughey, is en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal groups to ap­ply for the lat­est fund­ing round for funds raised by play­ers of the Peo­ple’s Post­code Lot­tery.

The fund­ing is be­ing al­lo­cated through three trusts, which sup­port dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories of pro­jects.

There will be two op­por­tu­ni­ties for groups to ap­ply in 2017, Jan­uary and Au­gust, and £3 mil­lion will be avail­able for each fund­ing round.

The 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.

The ap­pli­ca­tion process is sim­ple. The first round is open un­til Fe­bru­ary 10.

Ms Haughey said: “This is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to ac­cess Peo­ple’s Post­code Lot­tery Fund­ing for a range of worth­while community pro­jects. I would en­cour­age not only lo­cal char­i­ties, but also so­cial en­ter­prises and other community groups to con­sider ap­ply­ing.”

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