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  • MP URGES LOCAL CHARITIES TO APPLY FOR SHARE OF £3MILLION LOTTERY FUNDING POT

    14 July 2017
    Mel Stride

    CHARITIES and community groups in Central Devon are being encouraged to apply for their share of a £3million funding pot by the constituency’s MP. Launched on Friday (14/07/17) the People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund is looking for charities to apply for funding to finance their dream project – an idea they have always wanted to deliver but never had the opportunity to develop.

    Central Devon MP Mel Stride says it is an opportunity not to be missed:

    “Regularly I meet with local charities and voluntary organisations across Central Devon that do fantastic work supporting people with disabilities, assisting those without transport to go shopping or get to medical appointments or encouraging young people to get involved with sport. This is an exciting opportunity for any local charity or group to secure vital funding for a project that they are eager to get off the ground.”

    Funding from the scheme, now in its eighth year, will be offered over two years from 2018. This year’s prize fund is the largest ever with a top award of £1million and a total award fund of £3million. To date the Dream Fund has invested more than £7.3 Million in 24 projects across Great Britain that fit within one or more of the charitable purposes which include supporting families; improving people’s lives through animals; green communities and increasing life chances for young people.
      
    Applications for the Dream Fund are open from Friday, 14 July until Tuesday, 22 August. For more information or to apply visit www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk.







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