Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) has helped the Anne Duchess of Westminster Fund hand out grants worth £9,000 in total to local community projects in west Cheshire.
This fund supports charitable projects supporting people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing, those living in disadvantaged communities and learning and training in either Cheshire, the Highlands of Scotland or through equine charities across the UK. These are all areas that Anne, Duchess of Westminster, either lived or had an interest in.
As the go-to organisation for the community sector in west Cheshire, CWVA distributes many different grants on behalf of local, regional and national funders, making sure funds are used effectively and the support available for local people is maximised.
The following projects have been supported through the Anne Duchess of Westminster Fund.
Joanne Stanton, Senior Development Officer at CWVA, said: “We’re delighted to have distributed grants on behalf of the Anne Duchess of Westminster Fund for the first time, building on a successful partnership we’ve had over many years.
“Our members do so much fantastic work in the local community and we’re always looking at opportunities for them to access much-needed funded.
“All the grants we now manage collectively come to six figures so we’re helping distribute a significant amount of money to our members.
“Not only do we manage this process for funders, but we also signpost our members to other opportunities on a regular basis through our ebulletin, hold information sessions with funders and offer advice as a critical friend.”
If you’re a funder and would like to speak to CWVA about managing grants, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any charitable organisations that aren’t currently CWVA members, you can sign up today for a membership fee of just £50 per year. Any organisations with a turnover less than £10,000 per year can receive a free membership.