Site last updated: Tuesday 11th March
The fund has been set up with the Gloucestershire Community Foundation to help focus the support Ecclesiastical give to local good causes in Gloucestershire. As a commercial organisation owned by a charity, the better Ecclesiastical perform, the more support they can give to people and communities in need.
Ecclesiastical's vision is to advise and protect those who enrich the lives of others and to support communities where they live and work.
The Ecclesiastical 125 Fund supports those who are:
Registered charities, Social Enterprise*, voluntary or community group with a constitution, whose aims contribute to the alleviation of disadvantage in Gloucestershire.
Groups need to demonstrate:
Grants of around £1000 will be considered at a Grant Panel Meeting in October 2013. Grants will support specific projects or initiatives rather than donating to general funds or core costs.
Please ensure your group satisfies all of the criteria and conditions outlined within the grant guidelines prior to applying.
Please click here to fill out our eligibility form.
Closing date for fully completed applications:
4pm on Monday 29th September 2014
Ecclesiastical was established in 1887 to protect the Anglican Church and we're still committed to doing this today.
Over the years we've grown to provide tailored insurance for organisations who care - such as charity insurance, heritage and property owners insurance. Today we're a specialist insurance services company offering honest advice, deep expertise and caring protection.
*Social Enterprise is defined by Government as: "an organisation with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profits for shareholders and owners. "
"On behalf of myself and the whole of the Forest of Dean Stroke Club - thank you for the generous grant of £838 from the Midcounties Coop Community Fund.
This amount will enable us to fund the plans we have in place for December 2011 to December 2012 without having to worry about where the funding is coming from. "
On behalf of everyone here at Great Oaks, we would like to extend our sincere thanks for the very kind donation of £2,000 received from you today.
Great Oaks is always very grateful for the support given by the local community, which enables us to continue to provide care and support to patients and their family and friends."
"Dear Windsor Family Trust,
Thank you for the grant for Summer off the Streets in Dursley. This will be a wonderful help in providing a range of exciting and fun activities over the summer holiday."