Edinbane community company receives funding from charity lottery

A community company on the Isle of Skye is celebrating the start of the New Year with a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.

Edinbane Community Company was awarded £10,000 by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The organisation will use the money to develop a children’s play area in the village of Edinbane.

The three month project will enable the Company to address local residents’ limited access to recreational facilities, providing a safe place for children to meet, play and exercise. Adult gym equipment will also attract older users to the park, creating a central meeting place for locals and visitors to socialise in the village.

“The creation of a children’s play area in Edinbane is much-needed. Local families currently have to travel at least 14 miles to access recreational facilities in Portree, or 8 miles to Dunvegan, so having something on our own doorsteps will be great – and this will also hopefully help to attract more young families to the village.” (Billy Shanks – Edinbane Community Company Director / local resident and parent.)

People’s Postcode Lottery is Britain’s charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes. As a charity lottery, £2 from every monthly lottery ticket charities and community initiatives across England, Scotland and Wales, including People’s Postcode Trust. People’s Postcode Lottery believes in supporting local communities so the money raised by players in each country, stays in that country.