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Foresters offers grants for members’ volunteer activities

Howard Lake | 9 January 2014 | News

International financial services organisation Foresters is offering members a grant of £2,500 to enable them to organise and lead a volunteer activity that benefits their community.
Foresters Community Grants can be applied for any type of volunteer activity that “supports well-being in the family and the community”.  They are expected to be short, mostly one-day activities. Recent examples include preparing baby packs and organising gifts for the Cash For Kids appeal, cleaning up play parks, fundraising events, and supporting local food banks.
Steve Dilworth, Managing Director, Member Network UK at Foresters, said:

“This exciting new programme means our members can request grants for projects that are particularly close to their hearts. We hope this will engage more of our members in the Foresters purpose which is to enhance the well-being of families and communities.”

The grants programme was created in response to requests from Foresters members who wanted to make a personal impact on their community.
In 2013, Foresters granted more than £1.8 million for volunteer and fun family activities in the UK, Canada and the US.

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