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£500 grants currently available via Charity Link’s Small Grants Scheme

Grants of up to £500 are currently available for local charitable organisations via Charity Link’s Small Grants Scheme – run by our Trust Administration Service – for projects that will benefit:

• People in financial need, hardship or distress in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, or
• Older people in Leicester city

Organisations can also apply for help with their general running costs, provided they can demonstrate that their ongoing work meets one of the objectives above.

For further details, scheme guidelines and application form please visit the website: www.charity-link.org/small-grants-scheme

Trust Administrator Katie Scranage said, “We still have funds remaining for this financial year under these two objectives, and would encourage local groups to apply.”

Please contact Charity Link’s Trust Administration service with any queries: email trustadmin@charity-link.org or call 0116 222 2200.

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Fundraising calendar helps provide £6k of support

We are delighted to announce that our 2021 fundraising calendar, launched with the support of Matt Glover Photography, Full Square Printing and Antalis, has raised over £1,200 which, due to our unique way of working, will help to provide £6,000 worth of essential items for local people in need!

Thanks so much for all your support – and watch this space for news of a new calendar for 2022!

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Join the 2021 Charity Link Sleepover

Are you prepared to experience a little hardship for one night so the most vulnerable local people can be warm, safe and fed?

Join us on Friday 29th January and start the New Year by doing something amazing to help others.

As you can imagine our 2021 Sleepover will be running a little differently but we are really excited for the 2021 event and will be there to support each other – virtually!

The funds you raise will help vulnerable people throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire who are living without the basics in life that we all deserve, such as food and the ability to cook a hot meal, adequate winter clothing, a warm bed and heating.

Your support will people who have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and also the wider community who are experiencing hardship.

Sign up now – full details: www.charity-link.org/sleepover 

 

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Christmas Delivery update

Orders of our fundraising calendar (and Christmas cards if you want to stock up!) placed from the 22nd December will be shipped on the 4th/5th January 2021.

You can still purchase our unique Christmas Gifts up until Christmas but we will be unable to send Gift Certificates after 22nd December.

All these items can be viewed in our online shop.

Have a great Christmas everyone and thank you for your support!

 

 

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It’s Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Each year Giving Tuesday is the day when millions of people are encouraged to do something in support of a cause they believe in.

This year we have so many ways you can lend your support – from buying our Christmas cards or stunning 2021 calendar, to buying a special Christmas Gift to help change lives (all available via our online shop).

Sharing our social media posts, telling others about our work, signing up to our January sleepover…. however you chose to lend your support we’d be so grateful.

Thank you!

 

 

#givingtuesday #giveback2020

 

 

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Highly commended award win!

We were delighted to be recognised at the first Leicestershire Community Champions awards, which took place last night (24th November) and were launched by the Furnley House Foundation and Voluntary Action Leicester.
Charity Link was announced with the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Charity of the Year category.  Congratulations to Midland Langar Seva Society who won this award.
A huge well done also to all the winners, finalists and everyone involved in organising such a fantastic event.
Find out more about our award history here.
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Help us win £1,000!

Help increase our chances of being awarded £1,000 this Christmas by taking a minute to place a nomination!

Movement for Good is once again offering a number of £1,000 gifts; the winners are picked at random but the chances of winning increases with the number of people who nominate the charity.

Therefore we’d really appreciate it if you could place a nomination. It’s quick and easy to do – visit the website (below) and input our charity number (1078271 ) to bring us up (Leicester Charity Organisation Society), our area of work is ‘poverty’.

Please also encourage others to nominate too, as a £1,000 gift would help us to provide £5,000 worth of essential items – that’s enough to buy 40 beds for local people currently living without.

www.movementforgood.com/12days/

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Rieke team take part in Movember to support our work

The team at Rieke are showing that there are so many different ways to support our work – even during these difficult times.

We are really excited to see the progress of Sunjay, Ben, Teddy, Kevin, Dean and Tom who are all taking part in #Movember to help raise funds to support our work.

Check out the photos on our Facebook page to see the before pictures and how the moustaches grow.  Fellow employees at Rieke will be voting on the best at the end of the challenge.

The team have set a target of raising £100 and their fundraising page has already hit the £60 mark!

Charity Link is Rieke’s nominated charity for 2020 and, due to the impact of COVID-19, their support will continue throughout 2021.

The company chose to support our work as they wanted to support a local worthy cause and after researching the help that we provide, decided we were a good match!

Thanks so much to team Rieke and we’ll keep you posted on how the team’s efforts are growing:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teamriekemovember

If, like Rieke, you‘d be interested in organising some fundraising activity to help raise team spirts and make a difference in the local community, please get in touch. Email rachel.markham@charity-link.org 

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We remain open!

Huge thanks to everyone who has lent their support during this difficult time.

As we go into the second national lockdown, we’d like to reassure those who refer clients to us for help and our supporters that we remain open and ready to help – as we have been throughout the pandemic.

Whilst our office is not currently open to visitors, we’ve amended procedures as necessary to ensure we can get help to those who need it, when they need it.

To find out more about our response to the pandemic click here.