THE winding-up of a local young people’s charity provides an opportunity for other local voluntary groups to secure some funding.
The Helping Hands Award has sought to help youngsters become better citizens and make their communities ‘healthier safer and happier’ places. A registered charity run by volunteers, it has won the endorsement of local authorities and public services including police and fire & rescue.
The charity has informed us that, for various reasons, it has decided to cease its operations and 2014 will be the final year of its awards.
HHA’s constitution requires any outstanding funds it holds on winding-up to be applied for similar objectives, and it invites bids from similar groups based anywhere in Nottinghamshire. It is calling out to community groups working with young people (ideally aged 6-11 years) with similar objectives and values as HHA to apply for these funds.
If you wish to nominate your community group or charity please send a short explanation of what you do and what you would use any donation for by email to Toni Smith, HHA Trustee, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2015.
The outgoing committee will determine allocation of funds to one or more worthy applicants, based purely on their assessment of merit.