LOCAL CHARITIES CAN APPLY FOR SHARE OF INCREASED FUNDING POT
Easington MP Grahame Morris has been praised by People’s Postcode Lottery for his support of the campaign to secure changes in the law governing charity lotteries.
Further to legislation passed in March, the charity lottery annual sales limit increases to £50 million from 29th July, allowing charity lotteries to raise more for good causes, reduce administration costs and cut bureaucracy. The new limit replaces the outdated £10 million limit which had been in place since 2005. The change in the law was backed by Parliamentarians across the political spectrum and many charities across the country.
The change also means the annual funding available for smaller, local charities, from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, will more than double, from around £9 million to over £20 million.
Clara Govier, managing director of People’s Postcode Lottery, added:
“ The support of Grahame Morris MP for these changes, alongside MPs from across the political spectrum, made a real difference to securing this reform which will benefit good causes in East Durham and across the country.
“Without the backing of charity partners, and notable cross-party support, securing these changes would not have been possible.
“Our focus now is to ensure the increased funds have the biggest possible impact. Each year, players of People’s Postcode Lottery raise millions of pounds, benefitting thousands of good causes working to cut poverty, tackle isolation, improve health and well-being, and much more. This change will now let us do even more for the good causes players support.”
Commenting Grahame Morris MP said:
“I welcome this change which is a boost to support local and national charities including those here in the Easington constituency.
“ I’m proud to have played my part in helping secure the update in the law and hope that many more local charities will now be able to secure funding. With covid19 having impacted fundraising for many good causes, this change is very timely and I urge all local charities to consider applying for the funding available.”
In Britain and beyond, 7,500 good causes have benefitted from funds raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Details of the community grants funding available for local charities can be found at these websites.
The next funding rounds open on 4th August 2020.
For more on charity lottery reform visit www.postcodelottery.info/about-us/public-affairs/charity-lottery-reform