CHARITIES and community groups in East Renfrewshire are being urged to apply for funding from a pot of more than £3million.

The cash has been raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and a wide range of organisations can get their hands on grants of between £500 and £20,000.

The funding can be accessed through three different trusts and each trust supports projects focussed on different themes.

Groups are encouraged to apply to the trust that best fits their proposed project.

The People’s Postcode Trust wants applications from projects aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and poverty prevention.

The Postcode Community Trust supports initiatives improving health and wellbeing in communities, including arts and physical recreation projects and those with a focus on reducing isolation.

The Postcode Local Trust provides funding that’s dedicated to improving outdoor space, in addition to increasing access to it. 

Groups working on flood prevention measures and looking to implement renewable energy strategies are also encouraged to apply.

West Scotland MSP Maurice Golden said: “There are countless organisations doing fantastic work across the East Renfrewshire region.

“This is the perfect opportunity for them to take advantage of the funding available and expand the reach of an existing service, get a new project off the ground, or allow it to help extend an already successful initiative.

“I strongly encourage as many groups as possible to apply.”

Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, August 14.

To make an application visit the trusts’ website at

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