Spring has sprung, so too have our grants

The team at We Love Lichfield celebrating the start of Spring courtesy of a lovely bunch of daffodils and their next round of grants where they hope to give away upto £10,000.

The fund, which makes donations of up to £1,000, is planning its next presentation in May 2015 and is inviting applications from 1st March. Many community groups have already benefited from the fund and patron Simon Price is encouraging more to make a grant application. He said: “I’m delighted to announce the next series of grants and I’m looking forward to hearing about all the fantastic work done across the district and how we can help.”

“The fund is here solely to help those people and organisations who give their time for free and make a significant contribution to society. Without them, many precious projects would not benefit many members of our society. The fund itself is run by volunteers and together I hope we can make a difference.”

The We Love Lichfield Fund was launched in 2011 and is financed through donations and fund-raising events. Firms and individuals are welcome to donate or fund-raise and all money is invested through a permanent endowment fund by registered charity Staffordshire Community Foundation 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. Applicants are asked to check the guidelines to make sure they qualify. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 2nd April 2015. For an application form, or for further details, visit www.staffsfoundation.org.uk/welovelichfield or call the Staffordshire Community Foundation on 01785 353789.