Alasdair Allan, MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, will host in a virtual funding workshop along with People’s Postcode Lottery for local charities, volunteer organisations, and community groups in Na h-Eileanan an Iar. The session will give good causes in Dr Allan’s constituency advice on how they can apply for funds to make a difference in their community.
The live Zoom event will take place on Monday 21st March at 10am.
Communities in postcodes across Britain are winning thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. In 2021, £17 million funded 3,700 local good causes and community groups. In 2022, grassroots good causes can apply for up to £25,000 of funding from February up to and including October. Over £141,000, raised by People’s Postcode Lottery players, has already made a difference to many small, local good causes in Na h-Eileanan an Iar.
Alasdair Allan MSP said:
"Access to funding is absolutely vital for the charities operating in the Western Isles yet it is often a bewildering and time-consuming challenge for charities to find out what funds are available.
"I am delighted to be able to help facilitate this workshop with the People’s Postcode Lottery to help local charities to become better informed about what funding opportunities are available to them. "
Head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, Laura Chow added:
“The money raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery is making a huge difference in communities across the country.
“We want to do all we can to help local charities and good causes successfully apply – particularly at a time when many are losing out on essential funds. Our free virtual workshop is a useful opportunity for smaller, local charities and groups to find out about the funding available, get pointers on applying and ask us any questions.”
More than £850 million has been raised for thousands of charities and good causes, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.