Fourteen Guernsey charities shortlisted for inaugural Barclays Wealth Champion Charities 2011

November 1st, 2011 by Barclays Wealth

Fourteen charities have been shortlisted for the inaugural Barclays Wealth Champion Charities 2011.

The winners, who will each be awarded a share of £25,000, will be announced at a presentation evening on Thursday 17 November 2011 at The Venue, St Peter Port.

There were 29 applications made to the Barclays Wealth Champion Charities 2011 which is open to registered charities in the Bailiwick of Guernsey that are looking for a grant to fund a local project or initiative that will make a real difference to people in a variety of ways. Funding cannot be provided for overseas projects.

Paul Woodland, Head of Local Markets at Barclays Wealth in Guernsey, said ‘the judging panel was amazed at the number and calibre of the entries received and it has been incredibly tough to select our shortlist when all of the entrants are so deserving. I am looking forward to announcing the winners at the presentation evening which is a truly special occasion in which to be involved.’

The shortlist comprises:

In Guernsey, Barclays Wealth has previously provided funding to charitable organisations on an ad-hoc basis.

The Barclays Wealth Champion Charities initiative has been launched to raise awareness of available funding and aims to reach as many charities as possible.

A similar scheme in Jersey, which has now run for five years, has provided funds to support a variety of projects, from kitting out a new sensory room at a special needs school, supporting an arts initiative organised by the Jersey Alzheimer’s Association and funding an after school homework club for primary school children. Last year the awards in Jersey helped 10 charities to continue or launch new initiatives.

Barclays Wealth in Jersey will, for another year award £25,000 to be shared among charities there and with the same being given in Guernsey – a total of £50,000 will be donated across the Channel Islands.

 

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