Salisbury Diamond Jubilee Fund
THE MAYOR’S APPEAL IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
WOULD £1,000 HELP YOUR GROUP?
The Mayor of Salisbury, in conjunction with the Wiltshire Community Foundation has raised funds to support local grass root community projects and voluntary groups in Salisbury. The Salisbury Diamond Jubilee Fund will make grants every year and the first will be awarded on the anniversary of the Queen’s Jubilee in June this year.
We are looking to make grants to organisations based in and serving Salisbury. You must be made up of, or be helping people who are disadvantaged in some way. (Disabled people, older people, people living in an area of deprivation, people from minority communities for example).
You can apply for help with project costs, equipment or outings.
To apply you must be a group with a committee, a constitution or set of rules and a bank account in the name of the group with a minimum of 2 signatories. We are unable to offer grant to groups who have more than 12 months running costs in reserve.
If you are working with children or vulnerable people you will need to send us a Child Protection/Vulnerable Persons Policy.
If you are just starting out and need help with the above, we may still be able to fund you. Please call 01380 729284 to discuss.
The Salisbury Diamond Jubilee Fund was launched in September 2011 specifically to support community projects and voluntary groups in and around Salisbury is the Mayor of Salisbury's chosen charity for 2012/2013.
Established over 20 years ago, the Wiltshire Community Foundation has since distributed £8m in grants across the county and now the Salisbury Diamond Jubilee Fund is an opportunity to really make a difference here in Salisbury. Local need is greater than ever and we have set up this new fund so people can be confident their donations are going directly and only to local causes who really need it....what's raised in Salisbury, stays in Salisbury.
Many of the groups we support are run by totaly dedicated and selfless people, often not in particularly fortunate circumstances themselves, who make an enormous difference to the lives of hundreds of people. Groups like the Wessex Stoma Society, Salisbury Lifestyles, The Unit, Shine in the Community, The Salisbury Street Pastors to name but a few, as well as lunch clubs, youth clubs, day centres and community transport schemes. The comfort and support these little-known charities afford their members is immeasurable, yet they struggle to compete for funding and profile against those with more 'instant' appeal.
The Target for the Fund was £60,000 as our tribute to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and as a result of our black tie ball at Salisbury Cathedral last September which in itself generated over £25,000 we have exceeded our target.
Investing in The Community Foundation is the simplest most effective way of maximising your donations for the greatest benefit of local people in need. If you are interested and would like to know more about our grant making and how we support local charities, please get in touch.
With gift aid your donation is automatically increased by 25% and there is a match funding opportunity of 50% available. That means a donation of just £1,000 becomes £1,750!
If you are an individual wanting to give something back, this is your Fund. If you run a local business and want to support local communities this is your Fund, and if you know of a group who could do with our help, this is your Fund.