Triple bonanza for local good causes - Kennet Radio

Triple bonanza for local good causes

On Friday 24th July, local charities will have the chance to TREBLE their fund raising – thanks to Greenham Trust.

The local trust is inviting applications from charitable organisations in West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Any money, up to £10,000, that those charities raise from the stroke of midnight on 24th July through the next 24 hours, will be double matched by Greenham Trust.

So, if a charity raises £1,000, Greenham Trust will hand them £2,000.

Launching the initiative, Chris Boulton, Chief Executive of Greenham Trust said:

We know that the Coronavirus pandemic has presented a lot of challenges for many charitable organisations, particularly in terms of fundraising, and we are delighted to provide this opportunity for them to boost their funding.

Local charities are being gently chivvied up to organise eye-catching events on the great day. Ideas include a virtual sport’s day, indoor family challenges, virtual cookery lessons or online quiz or bingo nights or, even simpler, sending donation requests to WhatsApp contact lists.

Greenham Trust was founded in 1997 to purchase the former Greenham Common Airbase, and to create and manage the new 150-acre Greenham Business Park.

The Trust’s principal objective is to use income from commercial property to provide charitable funding for the benefit of the local communities in West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Since its inception, the Trust has supported over 1,000 local organisations, donating over £58 million over the last 20 years.

Groups seeking funding can apply online at The Good Exchange. The deadline is Monday 13th July – charities need to have their projects in the Good Exchange by that date. Here’s a link to their website:

The Good Exchange – Connecting Funders, Fundraisers & Donors.

If you are looking for a grant for a charitable project, The Good Exchange will help connect you with funders, fundraisers and donors to make your dream possible.

 

Pound coin photo above is from Images Money on Flickr via Creative Commons Licence.

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