Nick Smith MP has urged Blaenau Gwent charities and community groups to apply for their share of a £4m pot from the People’s Postcode Lottery

Applications for the latest round of funding are now open and will close on the 28th August, with more than 400 projects across Britain in the last round of funding.

Mr Smith said the cash could have a tremendous impact in grass roots projects across the borough.

“I know many local charities and community groups do fantastic work on very limited budgets but securing extra funds can make a huge difference both for the charity and the local people it supports,” he said.

“I urge all local charities and groups to consider making an application to this funding raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and to do so now.  It is not difficult to make an application so I hope as many local groups as possible get involved.”

Both charities and community groups are eligible to apply for the grants of between £500 and £20,000.

The funding will be allocated through one of three Trusts, which support different categories of projects:

  • 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, play areas and green spaces.
  • Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes.

With previously funded projects ranging from sports clubs, to mental health groups, to wildlife conservation charities, this is a fantastic opportunity for groups to access funding to make a difference in the local community.

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




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