Postcode Community Trust Round 1 Overview

Round 1 for Postcode Community Trust was open for 7 days, opening on 23rd February at 9am and closing on 1st March at 12 noon. This overview will hopefully give more insight into applying to Postcode Community Trust in future funding rounds, outlining common themes and emphasising that Postcode Community Trust’s funding rounds are not currently oversubscribed. From Round 1, there were 60 successful groups, with a total funding amount of £872,796. Future funding rounds are not guaranteed to have the same success rate as Round 1, as this changes with the level of demand of each funding round.

Each application goes through a thorough assessment check, we use an internal scoring guide that is used for application assessment and will consider funding priorities when rounds are oversubscribed.

Overall Numbers

In total, 81 applications were received in Round 1 from organisations applying to Postcode Community Trust. 60 of these were successful, 19 of these were deemed ineligible, and 2 were withdrawn after submission. There were no groups that were unsuccessful due to their written application, only groups that were unsuccessful for not meeting our eligibility criteria. This produced a success rate of 100% of eligible applications received.

Funding Priorities

Our funding priorities are different to our funding themes. More information can be found in our funding guide on this. In Round 1 application levels were low enough that funding priorities were not required to help with decision making. There were groups that were funded that met 3, 2, 1 or 0 funding priorities. As Postcode Community Trust was not oversubscribed, it did not matter in this round how many priorities were met.

For reference, our funding priorities are:

  • Funding organisations with an annual income of £250,000 and below
  • Funding for communities that rank as being within the top 15% on the Welsh Indices of Deprivation
  • Funding for groups that are set up to support people from the following minority/marginalised groups
    • Communities experiencing racial inequity
    • Disabled people
    • LGBT+ people
PCT Funding Priorities
Common Eligibility Fails

Out of the 19 applications that were deemed ineligible in Round 1, common eligibility issues included:

  • The organisation was overdue in their reporting to Charities Commission/Companies House.
  • The organisation applied for an amount that was over 1/3 of their most recent annual income.
  • The submitted accounts did not meet our standard.
  • The organisation applying are a smaller branch of a charity already funded by a Trust supported by People’s Postcode Lottery

Groups that were unsuccessful in Round 1 can apply once more in 2024. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team. You can reach us via email at