East Staffordshire Community Fund
To build a permanent endowment fund for the geographical area of East Staffordshire. The fund will be invested to generate income which can be given out to the community in the form of grants. The Staffordshire Community Foundation will also match each pound donated with 50p.
The fund will continue forever.
Charity information: Staffordshire Community Foundation
To help the disadvantaged and struggling community and voluntary groups. These groups are the sort of organisations that everyone knows about but few think about. The youth clubs, the play groups, resident's associations, children's sports teams, social groups, heritage projects, townswomens' guilds'. The list goes on. The groups that provide a vital service to so many and yet find it amazingly difficult to raise funds to carry on providing their services for little or no charge.
The income generated from the endowment fund will be distributed each year as grants.
To tackle poverty and social disadvantage in East Staffordshire.
Activities» The distribution of grants will help community groups to continue and grow, thereby helping residents of East Staffordshire.
The continuation of groups in the area will prove the success of this fund.
Long term ambitions for the fund include the formation and continuation of the many community groups who are constantly working for the good of the people of the area.
Many community and voluntary groups provide fantastic resources and support, but all too often they go unsung. This fund will help to ensure that they receive not only the funding, but also the recognition, they deserve.
The Staffordshire Community Foundation provides an annual report which can be requested by anyone. In addition, significant donors can request an extra involvement. This could be anything from receiving a regular report to helping decide where grant money should go.
Budget - Project Cost: £150,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £150,000 Total Endowment The overall target for this fund is £150000
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Francis Henry Mynors £348 Guaranteed SCF 50% donation contribution £174 Guaranteed
East Staffordshire extends from Uttoxeter, near Stoke on Trent, east to Burton on Trent, close to Derby and south to the border of Lichfield.
Whilst the area is not as financially deprived as other areas, due to the sparse distribution of villages, it makes social interaction and social facilities in certain villages difficult to provide.
There are pockets of financial deprivation, mainly focussed on the largely formeer industrial areas, such as Burton on Trent.
Being based locally the Staffordshire Community Foundation is aware of the needs of the local community. We are close enough to get out to visit these organisations and have good connections with Staffordshire Moorlands Community & Voluntary Services, which offers support and capacity building to community and voluntary organisations.
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Staffordshire Community Foundation
As the holder of the fund the Staffordshire Community Foundation will carry all legal responsibilities and arrange publicity for the fund.