A raised vegetable garden and a scheme to support and educate people to better understand their finances have received funding totalling £16,523, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.  

The five-figure funding boost was welcomed by Rosie Cooper MP for West Lancashire.  

Friends of Tawd Valley was awarded £1,990, from Postcode Local Trust – one of three community focused grant giving trusts, funded thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery – for its incredible edible raised beds project. The voluntary group will use the money to build raised planting areas in the valley where locals can grow their own vegetables and fruit.  

Money matters – action before crisis, a money advice and support scheme, from Lancashire Community Finance Trust Limited received £14,533 from People’s Postcode Trust. Aimed at providing financial skills support, advice and debt counselling, the funding will cover the project’s operating costs.  

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said: 
“This funding is a significant boost to two good causes and those who benefit from their valuable work throughout my constituency.   

“It will provide people with the opportunity and space to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs and support those with existing debt to effectively manage their finances before it hits crisis point.   

“Thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery players for making a positive difference in West Lancashire.”  

Katherine Sellar, community programmes advisor at People’s Postcode Lottery added: 
“It’s not just players that win with People’s Postcode Lottery – charities do too.   

“These are great examples of the variety of projects that players support, helping charities and good causes create lasting change in the communities that they are part of.”  

Last year, more than £8 million raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery was distributed to grassroots projects across Britain.   

The next opportunity for local charities and good causes to apply for funding will be in August 2020. Funding is available through three trusts, with each supporting projects focused on different themes. Those interested in local funding opportunities can find out more by visiting the trusts’ websites:  

www.postcodetrust.org.uk 

www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk  

www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk 

People’s Postcode Lottery 

  • People’s Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities and good causes. People play with their chosen postcodes for a chance to win cash prizes. A minimum of 32% from each subscription goes directly to charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally — players have raised £500 million so far. For details of the charities and good causes which are promoting and benefiting from the lottery draws, please visit https://www.postcodelottery.co.uk/good-causes/draw-calendar 
  • It costs £10 a month to play and winning postcodes are announced every day. The maximum amount a single ticket can win is 10% of the draw proceed. For details, please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk/prizes  
  • New players can sign up to pay using direct debit by calling 0808 10 9 8 7 6 5. New players who sign up online at www.postcodelottery.co.uk can pay using direct debit, debit card or PayPal. 
  • Postcode Lottery Limited is regulated by the Gambling Commission under licence numbers: 000-000829-N-102511 and 000-000829-R-102513. Registered office: 2nd Floor, 31 Chertsey Street, Guildford, Surrey, England, GU1 4HD  
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