Last Friday Stephen Kerr MP hosted an event at the Stirling Highland Hotel for charities and community organisations.
Seventy people representing charities and community organisations from across the Stirling area met with Postcode Lottery officials and held a two hour workshop at the Stirling Highland Hotel last Friday.
The Postcode Lottery confirmed that this was the best attended event organised with an MP that they have ever had with approximately double the number that usual
During the two hour workshop there was a detailed discussion regarding how the Postcode Lottery can provide funding, the criteria they can cover and how applications can be made including tips for making successful submissions.
Stephen Kerr said :-
This was a great event and it is a testimony to the enthusiasm and commitment of our local charities and community groups that so many made the time to come and see what opportunities for funding there are from the Postcode Lottery. I support increasing the current limits that restrict community based lotteries so they have more funds available to support good causes and initiatives both here in Stirling and across the UK.
Kathryn Cooper, Funding Development Officer from Stirling Carers Centre said: “Having recently received funding for our Carers Garden during 2018, I was delighted to attend this event, to learn more about the work of the People’s Postcode Lottery and their wide range of funds, supported by players across the country. I would certainly encourage other groups to apply, and hope that from last week’s event, that many other great local projects will be successful”
Andrew Murray, Public Affairs Officer for People’s Postcode Lottery said:
The turnout for the event was excellent and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend. We know how valuable the time of a volunteer is so we really do appreciate it. The current funding round is open until the 20th of February, so I would encourage any good causes looking for funding of up to £20,000 to apply as soon as they can”