Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, has welcomed the news that a good cause in Gosport has received funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Oarsome Chance have received £20,000 in funding from the Postcode Community Trust for their Paddle Power and Build a Bike projects. The projects will help improve the well-being and prospects of disadvantaged young people from the Portsmouth area by running practical workshop challenges.

Congratulating the organisation, Ms Dinenage said:

“I’m delighted to hear that Oarsome Chance have received funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.  My thanks go to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, as this award will make a real difference to the local community.

I also encourage any other local groups and charities needing additional project funding to consider applying to the Postcode Community Trust, the Postcode Local Trust or the People’s Postcode Trust when the next funding round opens. This type of funding can help you achieve more for your charity and the local community.”

Commenting Malcolm Fleming, Head of Public Affairs for People’s Postcode Lottery said:

“We are delighted that our players are helping to fund thousands of local charities and community groups across the country, including those in Gosport. People’s Postcode Lottery was established to raise funds for good causes. Supporting the excellent work of local organisations can help them make a huge difference to the causes and communities they serve.”

To date, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £393 million for over 5,500 good causes across Great Britain.