I am encouraging local charities and community groups to apply for funding from a pot of over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Applications are open from Wednesday 31 July for two weeks until 14 August. A wide range of community organisations, from registered charities, to voluntary groups and social enterprises, are eligible to apply for 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: Read more “Charity Funding available”

Today, (21 June 2019) I visited the Mold Ladbrokes shop today who donated £500 to local charity, Nightingale House Hospice.

The donation was made as a direct result of the dedicated fundraising by shop member, Katrina Towning and her team.

Each year, shop staff up and down the country will take part in a variety of fundraising efforts to support local charities of their choice. This builds on the role of Ladbrokes shops as a key part of their local community who have supported hundreds of local good causes over the years. To boost their donations, the Ladbrokes Coral Trust then support them further by topping up their funds. Read more “Ladbrokes Mold supports local hospice”

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I am encouraging community groups to apply for a share of the new £1 million Co-op funding announced this week.

Welsh groups can secure grants of up to £10,000 to explore enterprising ideas that could contribute to a more sustainable future for their community space. Funding could support feasibility costs, technical or legal fees and, projects which test and explore new ideas. Eligible organisations must engage local people and support the environment, and applications close at noon on Friday, 21 June.

In addition, interest-free loans of up to £50,000 are available to organisations to grow more established business ideas. Loans are usually repaid within five years with no need to make repayments in the first year. Some organisations could be eligible for a further grant dependent upon circumstances.

For more information about The Co-op Foundation, and details of how to apply to the new fund, visit www.coopfoundation.org.uk

I know of a number of community groups in Delyn that could benefit from this new funding. Our parks, woodlands and community playing fields need regular funding to ensure that they meet the needs of residents. This funding would be a boon to any group in Delyn that wanted to expand its services or make improvements to their facilities.

The Co-Op has been defending our communities since its inception over 175 years ago. I welcome them now continuing their work on issues that protect our natural environment. Delyn can boast some of the most breath-taking natural landscapes in the world. The funding that is available to groups in the constituency will not only improve people’s lives but our environment.

I urge all people to investigate if this funding would help their community organisation grow and support their neighbourhoods.

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I am asking community groups and local charities Delyn to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year.

Charities and community groups can apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Between 14 and 28 February 2018, charities are being urged to submit an expression of interest in the funding, which requires basic details about the organisation, as well as a very short description of the project they are proposing. Read more “CHARITY FUNDING OPPORTUNITY”