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Government launches local charity match fund competition

Government launches local charity match fund competition

The Office for Civil Society is seeking to support a fundraising campaign supporting local charities and community groups with at least £250,000 of match funding.

The match funding should be used to encourage donations to local charities and community groups, and aims to help them raise income, attract new donors, and raise awareness of their work.

The funding is part of the plans announced by the Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, for a Local Charities Day.

Applications are invited to deliver the match funding through a fundraising campaign. Applicants must have experience of delivering match-funded fundraising campaigns that benefit the whole or part of England, and the capacity to release the match funding through a campaign starting in December 2016 at the latest.

Government is also particularly interested in proposals that bring together partnerships capable of expanding the reach and impact of the match funding campaign.

Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society said:

“This match funding will help those responsive, locally engaged and committed organisations get the recognition they deserve in helping to build a bigger, stronger society.”

Applications must be received by 21st August, and the application form is available from the .gov site.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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