Mosaic has been awarded a grant of £125,000 through funds raised by People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding is part of a total award from People’s Postcode Lottery of £525,000 from players to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation in support of a number of its projects, including Mosaic.
The People’s Postcode Trust is a grant giving body funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery that supports good causes across Britain that bring positive benefit to local communities. The funding to be allocated to Mosaic will be used to support mentoring programmes in England, including our Primary School, Secondary School, Enterprise Challenge and the Ex-Offender programme. It will also be used for the creation of a base in Scotland and the appointment of a regional manager who can begin to match deprived communities to the Mosaic programme and get the successful mentoring programme up and running north of the border for the first time.
Founded by The Prince of Wales in 1979, the PWCF uses profits from the sale of Duchy Originals, Highgrove garden tours and Highgrove products to give grants to a wide range of causes which help to transform the lives of vulnerable people and communities across the UK. Money from players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be used specifically to create more opportunities for young people affected by homelessness, unemployment and deprivation to gain the practical skills and self-confidence to achieve their goals.
Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “The work carried out by the PWCF and the charities it supports is truly innovative, and I am delighted that the support from players will enable The Prince’s Foundation to support more vulnerable young people across the country.”
PWCF Chair, Dame Amelia Fawcett said: “The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation is extremely grateful to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for their support. This funding will make such a huge difference to the Prince’s Charities projects supporting young people.”
Jonathan Freeman, Mosaic’s Managing Director added: ‘We are thrilled that the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery will be able to impact their local communities through our mentoring programmes, helping young people to raise their confidence, self-efficacy and employability.”
People’s Postcode Lottery, along with sister lotteries in the Netherlands and Sweden, was collectively announced as the third largest charitable private donor in the world, according to British business-focused newspaper City A.M.