Tommy Sheppard | MP for Edinburgh East

FREE VIRTUAL FUNDING WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL CHARITIES IN EDINBURGH EAST

Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East, will take part in a virtual funding workshop, with People’s Postcode Lottery, for local charities, volunteer organisations, and community groups in Edinburgh East. The session will give good causes in Mr Sheppard’s constituency advice on how they can apply for funds to make a difference in their community.

The live Zoom event takes place on 1st July at 2pm.

More than £10.6 million, raised thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery players, funded thousands of community groups and good causes across Britain last year. Thanks to changes to the charity lottery regulations and increasing support from players, over 3,500 grassroots organisations will receive a share of an almost £17 million funding pot in 2021.

Over £629,000, raised by People’s Postcode Lottery players, has already made a difference to many small, local good causes in Edinburgh East.

Tommy Sheppard MP said: “The People’s Postcode Lottery has provided significant support to organisations across Edinburgh East in recent years. But there’s no doubt it has been a very difficult time for charities and voluntary organisations with many struggling financially as a result of the pandemic whilst continuing to carry out valuable work. Indeed, many have seen an increase in demand for their services. This free workshop provides a valuable opportunity to find out more about funding available from the People’s Postcode Lottery and how to apply.”

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 £750 million has been raised for thousands of charities and good causes, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

To attend contact funding@postcodelottery.co.uk.

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 NOTES TO EDITORS

People’s Postcode Lottery

People’s Postcode Lottery manages lotteries on behalf of 20 Postcode Trusts. People play with their chosen postcodes for a chance to win cash prizes. A minimum of 33% from each subscription goes directly to charities and good causes in Britain and internationally. Players have raised more than £750 million so far. For details of the charities and good causes which are promoting and benefitting from the lottery draws, please visit 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 proceeds. 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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