Marsden launches grants to support community projects

By Tim Aldred

22 Apr 2024

Marsden Building Society Office

The Marsden Building Society Charitable Foundation has made £30,000 available to distribute to Lancashire-based community groups and projects.

The charitable arm of the Nelson-based organsation will issue grants of up to £3,000 for community initiatives that meet at least one of the three criteria: promoting financial education, creating community cohesion especially for those over 50, and improving and restoring environmental spaces.

Rob Pheasey, chief executive at the Marsden Building Society, said: “We’re committed to supporting organisations that make Lancashire a wonderful place to live, work and retire.

"Since the launch of our Charitable Foundation in 2023, we’ve provided funding for 11 incredible causes. We’re delighted to reopen applications to help even more community groups provide invaluable services to local people. The Foundation is an excellent way for us to deliver financial support to small, grassroots charities and organisations that genuinely make a difference in our local area.”

Kelly Court, Programmes Manager at the Community Foundation for Lancashire, commented: “We at the Community Foundation for Lancashire are delighted to continue working with the Marsden Building Society on the second year of their charitable fund, awarding grant funding to community organisations and projects that can make a real difference to people across Lancashire.”

The Foundation can provide funding for staffing costs, volunteer costs, activity and operational costs, training costs, as well as small capital items such as equipment and IT. Additionally, a proportion of organisational overheads can also be considered.

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