Companies urged to help charity scheme
Published at 16:06, Monday, 25 February 2013
BUSINESSES are being urged to pledge money to ensure Cumbria’s communities do not miss out on thousands of pounds of cash.
The Community First Endowment Match Challenge is a government-backed scheme which aims to encourage more charitable giving by businesses and individuals.
Under the scheme, the Office of Civil Society will add a 50 per cent cash top up to new charitable funds set up through the Cumbria Community Foundation.
Overall the government has allocated £477,710 of match-funding to Cumbria. However, the foundation must raise double that figure by the end of March 2015.
Director Andy Beeforth said it still needed to find another £180,000 before the end of March.
He said: “ Even though the current economic climate is tough, with this level of government cash on the table there’s never been a better time to set up a new charitable fund.”
Visit www.cumbriafoundation.org for more information about the fund or benefiting from the Community First Match Challenge.
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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