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I am very excited that the Trust has some money available to help invest in the local community with projects and community initiatives that will make such a difference!
In these tough times, every penny counts, so we are making sure that we can help the people and the groups who know what is needed and where the money will make the most difference. If you are a member of a not-for-profit group that needs £500 (or less) to improve the work they do to make life better, then our Community Chest is just what you need!
I spoke to some of my friends who have applied for funds and they are all so happy with what they have been able to achieve with a few hundred pounds. For example, some of them have applied for money for computers, others have applied for cafe equipment, so that people can drop in to a local community space and enjoy a cuppa with some local people and others have received money for children’s activities so that their little ones can be kept busy doing fun things in the holiday breaks. So, if your group needs some cash to do a project that helps the community, please get in touch with us – and just to make it as easy as possible, I can promise you that the application process is very simple, even for someone as busy as me who doesn’t like filling in forms!
Investing in local community projects is so important and as well as the Community Chest Fund, the Trust also has money for other community activities for example to improve people’s chances to get back into work, or to take part in creative arts, or to help older people and also projects that help residents have healthier lives.
One of the things we will be doing will be running a tea dance on 18th November at The Club on the Brow, Woodside at 2pm for people in the community who are young at heart and (like me), enjoy a good sing song and knees up! Even if you are not the most active, or tuneful, person on the planet, don’t worry, you can still come along, have a cake, and enjoy watching and meeting some new people.
Just contact me if you want to find out more. If you have an idea for a project that you think we might be interested in, then do let us know. Building friendlier communities is so important and we want to help our residents to live healthy, active and fulfilling lives.
For further information on the Community Chest or for anything else happening at the Trust, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter @trustyhouse1.
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