The Grassroots Endowment Challenge for Suffolk is an exciting opportunity to double the impact of charitable giving that strengthens your local community. Between 2008 and 2011, because of a special government incentive, every ¬£1 that you give will be matched by a special government incentive in addition to the usual Gift Aid so that it is worth ¬£2.56. If you are a higher rate tax payer you may claim tax relief so the gift only costs you 75p ‚Äì more than doubling your impact.
It ran from 1:00 PM, 22 January 2009 to 1:30 PM, 2 May 2010
Thanks to support from the Office of the Third Sector, community foundations and other organisations throughout England have ¬£50 million to offer in match funding for donors wanting to encourage and fund the long term growth of local small charities and voluntary organisations ‚Äì organisations which provide really effective support to people in need, such as friendship clubs for older people, support groups for people with disabilities and positive activities for young people. We are firmly rooted in the local community and experts in supporting local organisations. We ensure that the grants that are made are relevant to local needs, with all kinds of additional benefits to tackle the issues that really make a difference to local deprivation. Music in our Bones was a deserving cause who, as a result of a Grassroots grant have been able to reach out to carers in the County, inviting them to ‚Äòsing along‚Äô. The group bring together carers for singing sessions and social networking, and are busy preparing their next concert.¬† The Teddy Bear Club in Pakefield also received a grassroots grant to cover the costs of new toys, the old toys being purchased in the 70‚Äôs now showing great signs of wear. The grant, given in December, was, the group said, like all their Christmases in one.¬† Ipswich Charioteers, a football club facility for wheelchair bound young people have also received funding from Grassroots, as have many other local community groups, spread throughout Suffolk. Any donations that are made, together with the match funding, are invested in special endowment funds and invested effectively for the long term benefit of Suffolk people in need. Every year your gift will be part of a fund that contributes to helping local people and, in that sense, it is a gift that keeps on giving. Gifts of any size may be made, but larger donations may mean you can also be involved in specifying the kinds of issues and geographical areas where your gift may be used. Please contact us directly using the major donor enquiries button below.
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