Community Support Scheme donations pass £150,000
Our Community Support Scheme has now donated over £150,000 to deserving causes throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and surrounding areas since the Scheme was established in 2008. The milestone was reached when the Scheme’s trustees agreed to distribute another £20,000 to 40 groups in 2017 looking for funding to help bring their plans to life.
The Community Support Scheme was established to provide financial assistance to a range of local community groups, clubs and charities that selflessly devote their time and energy to improve the quality of life for communities throughout our region.
Applications are invited from organisations that assist the disadvantaged; promote and encourage participation in sporting activities or the arts; support education; or benefit the environment.
A total of 387 donations have now been made to local community groups since May 2008 with beneficiaries including Over 60's Youthful Group, Age UK Notts, Chesterfield Amateur Boxing Club, Mansfield First Responders, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Central Nottinghamshire MIND, Mansfield Senior Reds Walking Football Club, Mansfield and North Nottinghamshire Society for Deaf People and many, many more.
The Society’s donations have helped groups in our heartland area fund a variety of things, including new kayaks and associated safety equipment, defibrillators, a fibre optic carpet for those living with autism, and even a lawnmower for a local crown bowling club to maintain its facilities.
Gev Lynott, Chief Executive Officer at the Society, said “We’re delighted to have helped so many great causes across the region through our Community Support Scheme. I am always amazed by the selfless generosity of individuals who give their time week in, week out, to provide invaluable support to improve the lives of others.
We pride ourselves on being a regional society, working with and for the benefit of the local community, and so I’m thrilled to report that the scheme is going from strength to strength as we continue to add new names to the growing list of organisations that we have proudly been able to support.”
To find out more about our Community Support Scheme or to download an application form, click here.
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