Project information

Chase Community Fund (for Cannock and Rugeley)

The Chase Community Fund will provide grants for small charity and voluntary community organisations in the Cannock Chase area, including Cannock and Rugeley.

This is an ongoing project.

Charity information: Staffordshire Community Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    Community groups in the Cannock Chase area suffer the same as many organisations. Despite the good work that they are trying to do, very few receive any sort of formal funding and have to rely on fundraising efforts, which can be difficult, especially witht he current economic climate.

    Solution

    Any money given to the Chase Community Fund will be put into an Endowment fund. Each year, the interest generated will be used to provide grants for small community groups.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide funding for community groups in the Cannock Chase area.

    Activities

    » Distribute grants to help these organisations to continue their good work.

    Success will be proved by a thriving third sector, (community & voluntary groups) in the Cannock Chase area.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Smaller organisations can receive grants to allow them to become more sustainable.

    Risk

    The current economic climate makes it extremely difficult for small community groups, such as youth clubs, townswomen's guilds, luncheon clubs, play groups to survive. There is little money around for fundraising efforts. By being able to coordinate the raising of funds for the Cannock Chase area, the Staffordshire Community Foundation can ensure that funds go where they are needed most.

    Reporting

    Full reports of organisations that benefit from grants given by the Staffordshire Community Foundation appear on our website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 General Donations To invest to ensure that there will be grants available to small community and voluntary groups.
  • Background

    Location

    The Chase Community Fund will cover the Cannock, Rugeley and Cannock Chase areas of Staffordshire, with Rugeley to the North East and Cannock to the South West.

    Beneficiaries

    The local communities of the Cannock Chase area.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Staffordshire Community Foundation already distributes grants on behalf of Government and various national bodies, (such as Sport Relief and Comic Relief) and various local statutory bodies, (such as the PCT and Safer City Partnership (for Stoke on Trent)).
    Cannock, Rugeley and Cannock Chase do not have any specific schemes available exclusively to them, but following the establishment of funds for Stoke on Trent, Stafford, Newcastle and Lichfield it was decided to start a new fund.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Staffordshire Community Foundation

    All members of the Staffordshire Community Foundation will be working on all community funds for the county of Staffordshire.