2017 has been a fantastic year for grass-roots projects across Great Britain who received funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

This funding was awarded through a small grants programme, which invites charities and community groups to apply for up to £20,000 for specific projects.

More than £8.2 million was shared between 911 different causes that are making a huge difference to local communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

One of those good causes is Bamboozle Theatre Company in Leicester, which received £20,000 to provide weekly multi-sensory sessions for families with children who have profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Laura Guthrie from the charity said, “The funding we have received from players of People’s Postcode Lottery is enabling us to support families with young adults with profound learning disabilities to access meaningful activities with their peers and for parents and carers to be trained in delivering these activities. These young adults are often left without any daytime services and little access to sharing experiences with their peers.”

When players sign up to the lottery, they play with their postcode. With 31% of all ticket sales going directly to charity, players have raised £255 million for over 4,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

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