LAST CHANCE TO GRAB GOVERNMENT’S MATCH-FUNDING!!!
October this year sees the deadline for the 'Community First' endowment match funding and, as far as we know, there is no equivalent match-funding scheme on the horizon. £1000 becomes £1600!
Just to summarise, for all donations over a minimum of £500 to the Worthing & Adur Fund at Sussex Community Foundation, the government will add a further 50 % and Gift Aid if applicable. For example, once Gift Aid and match funding is factored in, a donation of £1,000 will add over £1,600 to the Fund, at a net cost after tax to a 40% taxpayer of only £750!
MILLER PARRIS SOLICITORS SUPPORT LOCAL FUND
Miller Parris Solicitors, based in Broadwater, Worthing, recently donated £1,000 to the Worthing and Adur Fund.
Mike Metters, Partner of Miller Parris said “We are delighted to be able to donate to this worthwhile fund. As our business grows we are pleased to be able to support the community that we are part of. The Worthing and Adur Fund has already been able to make such a difference to so many local groups that we are proud to be associated with it.”
The fund was set up in partnership with Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce and is supported by local people and businesses keen to help build a permanent endowment fund. Founder Donor Karen Simporis said “This is very much a local Fund which supports lots of smaller voluntary groups that may find it hard to access other grants-and the application process is quick and easy”.
The Worthing and Adur Fund is thrilled to receive Miller Parris's donation. Caroline Nichols and Karen Simporis have generously made further donations which along with the money raised by the Golf Day, Chamber quiz and raffles has now boosted the fund to over £70,000.We’re hoping that with your help we can reach £100,000 and make even more of a difference to our local community.
So don’t miss out on that Government money!
Where will my money go? - To your local community!
The Fund will be paying out again and applications need to be made by October 10th ( more information on the website www.sussexgiving.org.uk/apply-for-grants/)
Applicants must be from Worthing and Adur-here are the successful applicants from October 2013. Annual grants from the income of the Fund were awarded at the end of last year, with four community groups sharing more than £3,400 including:
• £1,700 for Sussex Sailability, a voluntary group based in Shoreham which teaches sailing to young people aged 14+ with a range of disabilities.. The grant was awarded to support instructor fees and expenses, fuel and room rent
• £670 for Worthing CAP Debt Centre which provides advice for low income individuals and families facing a cash crisis. - the grant supported office equipment
• £600 for activities run by Worthing Kids and Dapper Snapper, a parent led group for children with disabilities providing support, friendship, activities and outings such as swimming, signing and singing, music and fun exercise.
• £466 for Electric Storm Youth in Lancing which aims to educate challenge and focus the energy of young people aged 11-18 in the Adur district . The grant was given to support young members taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.