Guernsey charities & organisations asked to apply for support from the Sure Community Foundation

April 12th, 2013 by Sure

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Committee members from the Sure Community Foundation learn about Headway’s cognitive brain training course (click image to expand – image courtesy of Sure)

Charities and voluntary organisations are being encouraged to apply for support from the Sure Community Foundation.

The foundation, which was launched less than a year ago, has already donated nearly £20,000 to 18 different charities and groups but is appealing for more applications.

“One of the core aims of the Sure Community Foundation is to support charities and organisations which really make a difference to people living within the Bailiwick of Guernsey.”

“We have taken time to understand the applicants and want to ensure that the support we give has real and tangible benefits,” said Karen Jagger from the Sure Community Foundation.

“We have been able to help some wonderful charities and organisations and are very keen to hear from those who require either financial or physical support. Sure employs more than 200 people in the island and so as well we having funds to donate, we also have staff who are willing to help charities and organisations.”

Since it was launched Sure has provided financial support to St John Ambulance for manikins, office and IT equipment for Young People Guernsey, covered the cost of cognitive brain training for Headway Guernsey, and donated funds to Every Child Our Future and the Admiral De Saumarez Trust for the redevelopment of Delancey Park.

Physical support, as well as a financial donation, has also been given to Guernsey Cheshire Home where staff cleared out an attic and Wigwam where staff helped with a Christmas party and Easter egg hunt.

“Our support has been really diverse and it has been fascinating for the whole committee to learn more about the many charities who quietly go about their work and contribute so much to the Guernsey community,” Mrs Jagger said.

“‘We want to try and help as many charities and organisations as we possibly can so whether they are looking for £200 towards a trip or £3,000 for some new equipment then we would encourage them to apply.”

Charities or organisations can email [email protected] to apply for support.

 

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