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Donations dished out by finance staff

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

A number of community organisations have benefitted from the first round of donations which have been made by a new charitable foundation. Following the launch of Leek United Building Society’s Charitable Foundation in April this year, its Board of Trustees recently met to discuss the first round of grant applications that it had received.

A number of community organisations have benefitted from the first round of donations which have been made by a new charitable foundation.

Following the launch of Leek United Building Society’s Charitable Foundation in April this year, its Board of Trustees recently met to discuss the first round of grant applications that it had received.

A spokesman for the society said: “The foundation was set up to make a positive difference to the communities within the society’s heartland by providing financial help and support to local charities and good causes.

Leek United Building Society are delighted to now be in a position to announce that its foundation has issued its first set of grants to four incredibly worthy causes in the local area.”

The grants have gone to:

Biddulph Churches Food Bank, which distributes food to local vulnerable people, has received a grant to help provide vegetable steamers to 20 families in the area.

Mayfield Residents Association, near Ashbourne, has been granted funding to help with the development of a new and fully accessible play area, which all children will be able to use and enjoy.

St Mark’s, Shelton, near Hanley, which is a group supporting people suffering from social isolation and other vulnerabilities, has received funds to launch a project that combats social exclusion through a range of indoor and outdoor activities.

The Green Tree House, based in the Staffordshire Moorlands, is a charity providing a range of services, including the provision of subsidised food to vulnerable people. They have been awarded a £1,500 grant to help them set up their next ‘pop up larder’ in Leek.

Charity founder and chair of The Green Tree House, Amanda, said: “The Green Tree House is absolutely delighted and truly grateful for the grant from Leek United’s Foundation.

We are so excited that this will enable us to open a social supermarket in Leek to help and support the Staffordshire Moorlands community.”

The Leek United spokesman added: “The foundation looks forward to seeing how its support of these four fantastic local causes has a tangible benefit on their local communities.

We are encouraging any local charities or community groups in need of financial support to submit a grant application.

As the rising cost of living continues to affect the lives of many people, the foundation acknowledges that it’s more important than ever to provide as much help and support as it can to its local communities.

Its board of trustees meet once every quarter to discuss applications, with the current window to submit grant applications now open until September 30, 2022.”

For more information on the Leek United Building Society Charitable Foundation and how to apply for a grant, please visit www.leekunited.co.uk/charitable-foundation.

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