Community Fund Application Changes
The ‘Community Fund’ offered by local construction business Mick George Ltd is set for changes in 2018, which should prove beneficial in supporting more applicants throughout the year.
The Fund’ has proven invaluable to more than ninety separate projects and developments within the companies operating areas, providing in excess of £2.5million in grants over its seven-year existence.
Historically, applications have been limited to two-rounds per annum, but due to demand, the company has had to rethink the process, and going forward entries can be submitted quarterly.
This is likely to appeal to a wider range of applicants as it will significantly reduce the lead time between application, acceptance and completion of a project, which may have deterred interest in the past.
The end dates of the four-rounds for registering applications are:
- 28 March, 2018
- 11 July, 2018
- 26 September, 2018
- 9 January, 2019
The donations provided in the past, span a wide range of sports and community projects, that have proven advantageous to various audiences. These include leisure facilities, churches, playgrounds, farms, country parks, conservation areas and village hall amenities, as well as others.
The first round of applications for the 2018 Mick George Community Fund is now open. Visit www.mickgeorge.co.uk/mick-george-community-fund to submit entries, before March 28th.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’As with all of the services that the business offers, we adapt accordingly to ensure we’re satisfying our customers. The Community Fund is no different, and the sheer volume of money being distributed for assistance has urged us to adjust the application criteria to suit.’’
Stump continued: ‘’The financial support that we’re able to offer is a reflection of the businesses performance in the last 6 months. We’re pleased to declare that the company is currently in a very healthy position, achieving attractive results and growth, owing largely to the backing of local communities that we operate in. The ‘Community Fund’ provides us with the opportunity to give something back, and show our appreciation.’’