Jean Urquhart has encouraged local community groups throughout the Highlands and Islands to apply for the latest round of People’s Postcode Trust funding. The Trust funds small, community-based projects across the UK, with £4.1 million allocated to 748 projects since it was established in 2009.
Jean Urquhart, a Highlands and Islands SNP MSP, said:
“In these tough economic times, funding from the third sector can make the difference for the numerous community projects that run in the Highlands and Islands and indeed for the people that benefit from them.
“The focus of the People’s Postcode Trust on granting sums of £500-£10,000 to small, local projects undoubtedly affords groups across the Highlands and Islands a fantastic opportunity to secure funding that will allow them continue their invaluable work across the community.
“I would urge any community project in the area to apply during the next funding round, which runs from July 9th– August 24th.”
SNP Highlands and Islands MSP Jean Urquhart today highlighted the establishment of a one-off funding programme aimed at enabling people to learn more about their local heritage.
All Our Stories, a programme instigated by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is offering grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to new projects that are expected to promote heritage-related activities in local areas across the UK.
Jean Urquhart MSP has urged local groups to consider applying for grants, stating:
“Every corner of Scotland has a rich and vibrant history spanning centuries. As a Member of the Education and Culture Committee, I am aware of how our collective history can enrich the present, and help to bring communities together.”
“I would encourage any community group currently investigating heritage projects to apply before the July 31 deadline, and to help bring their projects to fruition. With funding on offer, the benefits for all parts of the community from these potential projects are too good to miss.”