CI Co-operative Society Helping Hands funds available to Guernsey organisations until 1 February 2013

January 9th, 2013 by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society has launched its 2013 Helping Hands Fund to give charities and local organisations the opportunity to apply for thousands of pounds.

The fund, which has benefited thousands of Channel Islanders since it was first launched 19 years ago, is open to charities and organisations and reflects the Society’s underlying principles of co-operative trade where profits remain in the Channel Islands to be reinvested and shared with the local community. Applications for funds are being accepted until the 1 February 2013.

“Each year the Channel Islands Co-operative Society gives thousands of pounds to worthy charities and organisations which need a helping hand,” said Jim Plumley, Chief Commercial Officer of The Channel Islands Co-operative Society.

“As a local business, we are proud to support the communities within which we operate and this is just one of many ways that we do that.”

“We want to hear from charities, schools, clubs, welfare groups, trusts and organisations which will really benefit from being a recipient of The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Helping Hands programme,” he said.

Last year, more than £16,500 was donated to 43 good causes across the Channel Islands.

Recipients in Guernsey included new chairs for Guernsey Mind, sports kit for the Guernsey Sports Commission and new carpets for Guernsey Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council.

Home of Guernsey Mind – The Lions Mind Centre on Arsenal Road, St Peter Port (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

“Each year, we receive more than one hundred different applications and it never ceases to amaze us just how many organisations are working so tirelessly to help others.”

“There are some truly remarkable people within the Channel Islands who struggle to raise funds for the work they do. We’re delighted that the Helping Hands fund allows us to make donations, often hundreds of pounds rather than thousands, that will make a real difference,” Mr Plumley said.

Application forms are available online, or by requesting a form via email customer.relations @ or applications can be made in writing to: Greg Yeoman, Co-operative House, 57 Don Street, St Helier, Jersey JE2 4TR


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