Marion Fellows, MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, will take part in a virtual funding workshop, with People’s Postcode Lottery, for local charities, volunteer organisations, and community groups in Motherwell and Wishaw. The session will give good causes in Ms Fellows’ constituency advice on how they can apply for funds to make a difference in their community.

The live Zoom event takes place on 18th June at 10am.

More than £10.6 million, raised thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery players, funded thousands of community groups and good causes across Britain last year. Thanks to changes to the charity lottery regulations and increasing support from players, over 3,500 grassroots organisations will receive a share of an almost £17 million funding pot in 2021.

Over £59,000, raised by People’s Postcode Lottery players, has already made a difference to many small, local good causes in Motherwell and Wishaw.

Marion Fellows MP said: “During the pandemic, local community groups, including charities, have been a lifeline in so many ways. From food parcel deliveries to mental health support to befriending services. Local organisations have been vital, and I thank them for all their hard work.

“After an incredibly difficult year, I am glad to be hosting a funding workshop with People’s Postcode Lottery so that these organisations can continue to serve our communities. Their work is essential in our pandemic recovery.

“People’s Postcode Lottery is an excellent source of funding. I hope local organisations will come along to see how they can be supported in supporting communities.”

Head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, Laura Chow added: “The money raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery is making a huge difference in communities across the country.

“We want to do all we can to help local charities and good causes successfully apply – particularly at a time when many are losing out on essential funds. Our free virtual workshop is a useful opportunity for smaller, local charities and groups to find out about the funding available, get pointers on applying and ask us any questions.”

More than £700 million has been raised for thousands of charities and good causes, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

To attend contact by 17th June.