DEESIDE'S MP has welcomed a local community funding boost.

Mark Tami MP, has welcomed the news that a good cause in his constituency has received funding from players of the People's Postcode Lottery.

Wild Ground has received £18,995.00 from the Postcode Local Trust for their Broughton Nature Reserve project, which will improve Broughton Nature Reserve for local wildlife, and hold fun environmental activities and training events for the community.

The Alyn and Deeside MP said: "I’m delighted to hear that Wild Ground 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."

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

Malcolm Fleming, Head of Public Affairs for People’s Postcode Lottery added: "We are delighted that our players are helping to fund thousands of local charities and community groups across the country, including those in Alyn and Deeside. 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."

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 July 31 and more information can be found online.