£25,000 available to Guernsey charities in inaugural Barclays Wealth Champion Charities scheme

September 19th, 2011 by Barclays Wealth

Barclays Wealth Guernsey is calling for local charities to enter the inaugural Barclays Wealth Champion Charities 2011 scheme to apply for a share of £25,000.

Barclays Wealth Champion Charities 2011 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 local people in a variety of ways.

Paul Woodland, Head of Local Markets, Wealth International, Barclays Wealth Guernsey said: ‘There are so many worthwhile projects in the island that offer services in the community; for many people these are essential and those involved in running these organisations deserve support and recognition. Barclays Wealth has successfully run a similar scheme in Jersey which is now in its fifth year and I am proud that we are able to extend support to unsung heroes in Guernsey through the inaugural Barclays Wealth Champion Charities 2011.’

Grants will be awarded for both large and small projects, ranging from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds.

The scheme in Jersey has provided grants 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 in the community.

All entries will be reviewed by Barclays Wealth’s Community Team, from which the shortlist will be determined.

From left to right - Judges Jill Chadwick of Vista Hotels Group, Paul Woodland of Barclays Wealth, Julia Church of Barclays Wealth, Shaun Green of The Guernsey Press, and Sharon Baudains of Barclays Wealth (click image to expand - image courtesy of Barclays Wealth)

The shortlisted entries will then be reviewed by judges Paul Woodland and Sharon Baudains of Barclays Wealth Intermediaries and Wealth International, Guernsey Press deputy editor Shaun Green, Barclays Wealth, Head of Wealth Advisory in Guernsey Julia Church and a representative from Vista Hotels Group.

The closing date for entries is Friday 21 October.

The judges will be looking for:

  • Entries from any charity which has representation in Guernsey
  • Applications for any amount
  • Projects on which Barclays Wealth staff may be able to work in partnership with the charity to deliver a specific need in the community

The winners will be announced at the Barclays Wealth Champion Charities 2011 presentation evening on Thursday 17 November at The Venue, St Peter Port.

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.

As Barclays Wealth Champion Charities 2011 aims to provide funding for local projects grants are not available for medical research, salaries or utility costs, educational institutions or the arts (unless the donation provides direct support to a disadvantaged group), third-party giving organisations or to contribute towards school, community groups or charity days out.

Entry forms are available from Barclays in the High Street, St Peter Port or by email from sharon.baudains @  barclayswealth.com


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