People’s Postcode Trust – Small Grants Programme

The People Postcode’s Trust Small Grants programme is open for applications during the month of September.

Registered charities, SCIOs, constituted voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, community interest companies (CIC), not-for-profit organisations and local constituted clubs in England, Scotland and Wales can apply.

Grants of between £500 and £20,000 are available for projects. However, applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with the OSCR or the Charity Commission can only apply for up to £2,000.

As the People’s Postcode Trust’s mission is to try to make the world a better place, applications are invited for projects that focus on the following themes:

  • Prevention of poverty.
  • Healthy living initiatives.
  • Upholding human rights.
  • Facilitating reconciliation projects which help disadvantaged or at-risk groups.

Examples of projects which may fit within the Trust’s criteria include:

  • Training programmes to boost skills and opportunities for disadvantaged people, including volunteer training programmes aimed at providing skills to the long-term unemployed.
  • Projects that tackle the root causes of anti-social behaviour and homelessness, including projects aimed at at-risk young people or young people leaving care.
  • Projects that support at-risk families, providing and early intervention to help tackle family breakdown.
  • Programmes that improve the physical and mental health of disadvantaged groups, enabling them to live more fulfilling lives.
  • Programmes that promote human rights and empower disadvantaged groups enabling them to create a better life for themselves.
  • Provision of services around domestic violence centres or refugee advice centres.
  • Projects that bring different groups of people together in a way that promotes understanding of differences and promotes justice, including programmes that promote migrant rights and help groups integrate into new environments.

There are two funding rounds per year. Round 2 application will be accepted from 1 September to 30 September 2016. Applicants will hear back within 10 weeks of the closing date.

Full details can be found on the People’s Postcode Trust website.