Spreading the love across Lichfield district

We Love Lichfield Fund grants nearly £5000 to local voluntary groups

GOOD causes across the district are set to benefit from almost £5,000 donated by the We Love Lichfield Fund.  At a special presentation last Friday (May 10) representatives gathered at Darnford Moors Golf Club to receive grants of up to £500 from patron Simon Price, CEO of cutlery firm Arthur Price

“Everyone here is making a difference across the district,” said Simon. “On behalf of the We Love Lichfield Fund I wish to say thank you.”

The grant recipients were:

Burntwood Breast Care Group (£500),

Friends of Letocetum (£200),

7th Lichfield Scout Group (£200),

1st Burntwood Scout Group (£200),

Shenstone Cares – Elderly Support Group (£250),

Colton Friendship Club (£360),

Lichfield Speakers Corner (£185),

7th (St Chad’s) Lichfield Guides (£300)

1st Mile Oak Sea Scout Group (£250).

Gartmore Riding For the Disabled Group (£250),

University of the Third Age (U3A) Music Appreciation Group (£200),

1st Lichfield Rangers (£300),

Chasewater & District Childminding Group (£242),

Hammerwich Parent and Toddler Group (£350)

The Diamond Jubilee Allotment Society (£230).

The We Love Lichfield Fund was founded two years ago with the aim of giving financial support to local voluntary groups who are based within the district of Lichfield. Money is raised through events and donations and is invested in a permanent endowment fund by the Staffordshire Community Foundation, a registered charity, on behalf of We Love Lichfield in line with charity commission guidelines.  The interest and dividends earned on the invested money is then distributed by the fund in the form of grants. The trust had initial funding of just under £25,000 – money from four dormant trusts administered by Lichfield District Council. Since then through fund-raising and the release of other trust money to the fund it now holds more than £175,000. The aim is to raise £500,000 by the end of 2016.

“So far the fund has helped 38 groups and has given away £15,000” explained Simon Price. We want to continue boosting the fund and making grants. If people know there are trusts doing nothing come to us and we will help give that money back to the district.”