Thirteen charities from across Pembrokeshire are set to benefit from the Postcode Community Trust fund, a subgroup of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Local groups including Milford Haven Swimming Squad, Shalom House and Neyland Men’s Shed will each receive up to £20,000 to help develop their work.
The Postcode Community Trust supports smaller charities and good causes in Wales to make a difference in their community for the benefit of people and planet.
Last October Stephen Crabb, MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire, organised a funding workshop with staff from the People’s Postcode Lottery to provide guidance to local charities wanting to apply to the Trust. More than 35 individuals representing a wide range of charities and good causes across Pembrokeshire took part in the session.
Commenting on the fact that 13 charities have received the funding, Crabb remarked:
‘I am delighted that so many excellent local groups have seen their funding applications get the green light from the People’s Postcode Lottery. This ranges from Llandissilio Playing Fields Association to Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Service and demonstrates the breadth of fantastic work being done by so many volunteers in our community.’
‘I was pleased to work with the excellent staff at the People’s Postcode Lottery last autumn to increase the number of applications coming from this part of Wales. I hope there will be further opportunities in the future.’