James Duddridge MP Welcomes Local Community Funding Boost

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East has welcomed the news that HARP in Rochford and Southend East has received funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
HARP, Southend’s Homeless Charity, have received £20,000 of funding from the Postcode Trust for their Meaningful Activities project. The funding will be aimed at building skills, confidence and improving life chances for homeless people in Southend.
Congratulating the organisation, Mr Duddridge said:
 “I’m delighted to hear that HARP Southend 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.”

Jackie Bliss, HARP’s Chief Executive, said:
“Our meaningful activities project plays a vital role in helping our service users to develop the skills and confidence they need to overcome homelessness for good.

We are extremely grateful to receive this funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery, which will help to ensure that our work supporting some of Southend’s most vulnerable people will continue to improve lives.”
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 Rochford and Southend East. 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.
Local charities and community groups can apply for funding from the Postcode Community Trust, the Postcode Local Trust and the People’s Postcode Trust.  The next funding round opens on 31st July. For more information, please visit the trusts’ websites: