Five local charities selected for Double Match Funding Days - Kennet Radio

Five local charities selected for Double Match Funding Days

Greenham Trust has announced the five local charitable organisations selected to participate in the Double Matched Days on Friday 18th June and Saturday 19th June 2021, hosted on The Good Exchange platform. The selected participants will be fundraising for causes ranging from helping families of children/young people with special needs and disabilities, to creating a high-quality rainforest stream exhibit.

From 00:01 on Friday 18th June until 23:59 on Saturday 19th June 2021, charitable organisations will have the chance to treble up to £5,000 of all monies they raise through donations and fundraising activities during this 48-hour period, to a total of £15,000.

The five selected applicants are as follows. Please keep an eye out over the next few weeks for details of the fundraising activities they and their supporters have planned.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To qualify for the £1 becomes £3 offer, donations must be made via The Good Exchange using the links below during the Double Matched Days on Friday 18th June and Saturday 19th June 2021. Donations made before the 18thJune or after 19th June will not quality for the double matched funding.

  1. Hungerford Town Football Club – donate to replace the club’s existing changing pavilion to comply with the new FA & league rules by adding women’s changing facilities and building an accessible injury treatment room for players and officials injured during matches.
  2. Parenting Special Children (PSC) – donate to support families through crisis and create a holistic approach to helping families of children/young people with special needs and disabilities. The funding will enable PSC to answer 70 helpline calls/emails, deliver 7 online workshops covering topics such as sleep and parental self care, and run two family events including venue hire and help with transport
  3. Trust for Sustainable Living (Living rainforest) – donate to help create a high-quality rainforest stream exhibit for habitat improvement, education and wellbeing. The stream exhibit will be created within the glasshouses using natural materials and will improve the ecosystem and habitats within the glasshouses while also providing a more tranquil experience for visitors, adding sounds and sights usually at home in a rainforest. The rainforest stream will educate visitors and allow them to experience the endangered habitat of the rainforest without leaving Berkshire
  4. West Berkshire Mencap – donate to facilitate The Mulberry Project, a new horticultural, woodwork, pottery, gardening and social inclusion environment for adults and children. The project will address isolation, training and social development and can be enjoyed by all the family including the 117 children registered with the Mencap Centre
  5. West Berkshire Therapy Centre – donate to support those affected by Long-COVID. 100 clients, referred to the Centre by the NHS Long-COVID Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, will be offered a free exercise programme of 20 fully power-assisted exercise sessions to assist in their rehabilitation. Funds will pay for a professional physiotherapist’s initial assessment, a supervised exercise programme of 20 sessions and an exit assessment.

As an additional benefit for those selected, Greenham Trust ran an information and training workshop on 26th May to make sure that these charitable organisations are in the best position to raise as much money as possible.

Tess Eagles, Business Development and Partnerships Manager, Parenting Special Children, said: “Parenting Special Children is very excited to be chosen for Double Matched Day.”

John Holt, Trustee, West Berkshire Therapy Centre, said: “Thank you for the fantastic opportunity to take part in the Double Matched Days this June. My colleagues and I are all immensely grateful.”

Chris Boulton, CEO of Greenham Trust, said, “These five finalists were selected from a fantastic list of applicants, they really showcase the breadth of organisations within our area of operation, and each presented strong fundraising plans. We are really looking forward to our first 48-hour Double Matched Day, please do dig deep to support these wonderful causes.” 

Any applicants not selected for Double Matched Day could still be eligible for other grants from Greenham Trust or from other local funders and can still use The Good Exchange Platform for crowdfunding activities.

Every £1 raised or donated on Friday 18th June and Saturday 19th June will be matched with £2 by Greenham Trust (up to £5,000) so get your fundraising activities ready and set a reminder to donate to your favourite local fundraising charitable cause on the day!

For more information on the appeal and the selected five local organisations, please visit https://greenhamtrust.com/double/.

How does Matched Funding work?

If you’d like to know more about matched funding by Greenham Trust, go to https://thegoodexchange.com/resources/community-forum-match-funding/

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