Leek & Moorlands Community Fund
To build a permanent endowment fund for the geographical areas of Leek & the Staffordshire Moorlands. 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 last 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, townswomen's 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 the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Activities» The distribution of grants will help community groups to continue and grow, thereby helping residents of the Staffordshire Moorlands.
What success will look like
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 target for the fund is £150,000.
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Naylor's Dole £851 Guaranteed The George Roads Charity £864 Guaranteed William Badnall's Charity £266 Guaranteed Sarah Martin Charity £321 Guaranteed SCF 50% contribution to the above 4 donations £1,151 Guaranteed
The Staffordshire Moorlands focuses on the north-eastern most part of Staffordshire, extending from Stoke on Trent, north nearly to Macclesfield, east nearly to Ashbourne and taking in a substantial portion of the Peak District. It includes it's largest town, Leek, 'Queen of the Moorlands'.
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.
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.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Staffordshire Community Foundation
As the holder of the fund the Staffordshire Community Foundation will carry all legal responsibilities and arrange publicity for the fund.
Staffordshire Moorlands CVS
SMCVS is a strong supporter of the Fund, due to their vital role in the area. They provide many services to the many community groups in the area.