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People’s Postcode Lottery launch increased charity fund

8/8/2012
The People’s Postcode Lottery have unveiled a £400,000 Dream Fund to help charities in Scotland and North West England.

Now in its third year, the fund is part of an awards programme offering financial support for groups looking to realise “the project of their dreams”.

This year the fund’s Trustees have elected to increase the pot of money available by an additional £100,000, meaning the scheme will have invested a total of £1m in innovative projects over its three years.

The extra money in this year’s fund will help tackle youth unemployment, increasing the life opportunities of the long-term unemployed.

The Trust is encouraging charities and organisations to apply for up to £100,000 worth of funding, with the closing date for applications set at Wednesday 31 October.

Previous recipients include Alzheimer Scotland and The Scottish Football Association Museum Trust, who were together awarded over £75,000 for a national Football Memories Project.

People’s Postcode Lottery head of charities Clara Govier said: “We are opening the fund again today with the existing three categories; encouraging active living, bringing communities together and tackling climate change.”

The People’s Postcode Lottery manages society lotteries on behalf of a range of charitable bodies which support good causes all over Britain.
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