The Wisbech Standard has £15,000 to give away to charities and community groups

PUBLISHED: 12:03 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:48 02 June 2010

Cash Giveaway

Cash Giveaway

HERE is one bright light shining in all the economic gloom.

The Wisbech Standard has a big cash bonanza of £15,000 to give away - to you!

The money is to be shared by community groups and you can apply for grants of between £250 and £1,000 in this Wisbech

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HERE is one bright light shining in all the economic gloom.

The Wisbech Standard has a big cash bonanza of £15,000 to give away - to you!

The money is to be shared by community groups and you can apply for grants of between £250 and £1,000 in this Wisbech Standard Cash Giveaway.

The newspaper has teamed up with Cambridgeshire Community Foundation which shares out government money in a scheme called the Grassroots Grants.

Jane Darlington from the foundation said: "We are keen to help the community groups who are unsung heroes and may not usually attract donations of cash. We have a large pot of money to distribute but people may not be aware that they can apply. The Wisbech Standard is an ideal place to spread this message."

The money can be used for a wide range of purposes including buying equipment - such as computer equipment for the group, a new oven for the village hall kitchen, new football kit for a junior football team - or covering running costs such as training costs for volunteers, putting on a local event or workshop or travel costs for an annual outing."

The group does not have to be a registered charity but it must be a not-for-profit organisation with an annual income of less than £20,000, over the past three years or since the group started. The group needs to have been in existence for at least one year.

It must be volunteer-led, run mainly by volunteers. The group cannot be a statutory body, such as a school or a parish council.

The group, which must be working for the community, needs to have a set of rules, if not a formal constitution.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 4. The decisions will be published in The Wisbech Standard on Friday, February 13 and the awards will be made on Friday, February 20. We are keen to put the money to good use as soon as possible, ideally the money should be spent by the end of March.

INFORMATION: To apply for a Wisbech Standard Cash Giveaway grant follow the link below. Entries must reach us by Wednesday, February 4. Usual Archant competition rules apply. For more information on Cambridgeshire Community Foundation see: www.cambscf.org.uk


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