Allan Dorans, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, has urged local charities and good causes to apply for funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Over 3,500 grassroots organisations in Britain will receive a share of almost £17million this year.

Projects can apply for funding from the People’s Postcode Trust which is for organisations operating in Scotland. Registered charities can apply for up to £20,000 of funding, which is available for both project-based and core costs.

Applications will be accepted every month until October 2021.

Allan Dorans MP said: “Over the last year many local charities have responded to the pandemic by working to support and protect our communities. Yet the last year has also been a difficult time for charity fundraising.

“The funds raised by People’s Postcode Lottery players and available to local charities are therefore a great chance for local organisations to secure funding. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have already raised over £700million for good causes and I would love to see some more successful applicants from this area so I urge all local charities and community groups to consider submitting an application.”