Dorset charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £20,000 from a pot worth more than £3 million that has been raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

A wide range of community organisations, from registered charities, to community groups and social enterprises, can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. Applications are open until Wednesday, August 14.

For more information, to view the funding guides and to apply visit