A LOCAL MP will host a virtual funding workshop for charities with the People’s Postcode Lottery next month.

John Healey, MP for Wentworth and Dearne, will host the event on Friday, April 19 at 10am.

The session gives local charities, volunteer organisations, and community groups advice on how they can apply for funds to make a difference in their community.

Over £109,000, raised by People’s Postcode Lottery players, has already made a difference to many small, local good causes in Wentworth and Dearne.

Mr Healey said: “This will be the fourth time I’ve teamed up with the People’s Postcode Lottery to offer the chance to local groups to find out more about how they can access vital funding for their projects.

“Like all charities and voluntary organisations the cost-of-living crisis has impacted on energy bills and day to day running costs so access to pots of funding is vital.

“PPL offer grants from £500 up to tens of thousands and last year Station House Community Association in Thurnscoe was awarded £20,000 after attending the online event.”

Email funding@postcodelottery.co.uk noting their name, organisation and email.