PRESS RELEASE: The Haslemere Challice Community Fund seeks to support Haslemere community organisations through the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Haslemere Challice Community Fund offers financial support for not-for-profit community organisations, that serve Haslemere and the surrounding area. It is particularly keen to support those in need of funds to maintain or expand their services during the Covid-19 restrictions. The fund is managed by the Community Foundation for Surrey and applications for grants of up to £5,000 can be made quickly and simply via the link: https://www.cfsurrey.org.uk/surreycoronavirusresponsefund/. Applications for core/administrative funding will be considered.
Fund Chairman, Bryan Farley, said:
“Many charities and voluntary organisations are experiencing serious loss of income as national and local fundraising events are cancelled as a result of the Covid 19 restrictions. Applications are invited from any community organisations serving the Haslemere area and we are particularly keen to reach smaller local organisations that we have not supported before.”
The Haslemere Challice Community Fund was set up in 2008 when management of the assets of the Challice Trust, established in 1962 as a generous bequest to Haslemere in the will of Ruth Challice Bush, was transferred to the Community Foundation for Surrey. The fund has continued to grow and has benefited from additional donations and further legacies, resulting in a permanent source of funding for Haslemere. Since the transfer to the Community Foundation for Surrey, the fund has awarded over 100 grants totalling more than £275,000. Recipients include, Haslemere Citizens Advice, A Place to Be Youth Group, 3 Counties Money Advice, Haslewey, Crossway Counselling Service, Skillway Workshops, Haslemere Scout Group and Haslemere Educational Museum.
The Haslemere Challice Fund is open for donations and bequests large and small. T make a donation go to: http://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/haslemerechallice
Notes to Editors
- The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local needs. The Community Foundation works with donors who want to give something back to their local communities and voluntary groups providing vital services for local people and disadvantaged individuals. Companies, individuals, families and trusts can establish a fund with the Foundation, which supports a growing programme of grant-making to communities. The Community Foundation for Surrey is part of a national network of 46 Community Foundations, one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements in the UK.
- The Community Foundation for Surrey last year awarded over 300 grants totalling more than £1.2million to community groups across Surrey.
- The Haslemere Challice Fund transferred to the care of the Community Foundation for Surrey in 2008, retaining a panel of local community members who previously served as Trustees of the Trust. These panel members make decisions as to where to allocate funding, with support, in sourcing and assessing projects, from the Community Foundation for Surrey.