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Charities invited to reach out for 'Helping Hands’

Charities invited to reach out for 'Helping Hands’

Sunday 14 January 2018

Charities invited to reach out for 'Helping Hands’


Local charities and community groups are invited to apply for the 2018 Helping Hands fund for activities that they would otherwise be unable to undertake.

Launched by the CI Co-op society 23 years ago, Helping Hands has donated more than £283,000 to local organisations and groups in the Channel Islands, in that time.

In 2017, more than 120 organisations applied to the Helping Hands fund. The Society was able to give £18,400 to over 30 charities, schools, churches and organisations across the Channel Islands.

Katey White, the Society’s Membership and Community Manager, has invited charities and local community groups to submit their applications before 12 February for grants from this year's fund. She said: "Our community vision is to put our local co-operative at the heart of the community and for over 20 years the Society’s Helping Hands fund has benefited hundreds of local community groups across the islands. We are incredibly proud that our donations help these organisations to make a real difference to the vital work they do.

"It is important to recognise that many of the smaller charities and causes can get overlooked. As a community retailer, we make the Helping Hands fund as accessible as possible and especially those where a few hundred pounds can make all the difference to the work they are doing in our islands."

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Applications can be submitted onlineCharities and community groups can also download the form on the society's website and return it by post to: Tanya Dorrity, Community Officer, Co-operative House, 57 Don Street, St. Helier, Jersey JE2 4TR.

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