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Tameside Rotary offers grants aiming for big community impact

Tameside Rotary has named its community cash awards scheme ‘Small Grants, Big Difference’. This scheme offers small grants of up to £500 to local groups, charities, clubs, societies, and other organisations supporting community life in Tameside.

Throughout the year, Tameside Rotarians (volunteers) hold fundraising events, and the proceeds are distributed back into the community. The grants available now result from the generous support given by residents and local businesses to the Tameside Rotary Santa Float collection. 

The Rotary Club is now keen to hear from a wide range of groups supporting a wide range of causes where a grant award would help make a difference to those they are striving to serve in the local Tameside community.

Last year, Tameside Rotary’s ‘Small Grants Big Difference’ scheme was able to distribute grants to twenty-five local community groups. This supported a diverse range of projects, from providing materials to develop community gardens and allotments, the purchase of defibrillators, the provision of creative and therapeutic sessions for well-being purposes, technical equipment for community hubs and clubs and kits for sports groups, including a walking football group, inform the club.

Tameside Rotary, formed in November 2015, has made a significant difference in the area, making annual donations of approximately £20K to local charitable causes.

“We are friendly and informal, meeting on the second Tuesday of each month and, when possible, in different locations across Tameside. We have over 25 members from all areas of the Borough; membership is open to all persons.

“As Rotary is International, there is a real opportunity for members to serve the wider world community; for example, Eye Hospital in Bangladesh is working in partnership with Global Sight Solutions and Rotary Club of Sylhet Pride,” says Tameside Rotary spokesperson.

*Groups will need to apply quickly as the closing date is 31 March 2024.  Guidance notes and an application form are available from Tameside Rotary’s website, www.TamesideRotaryClub.com


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