Tamworth Forever is one of The Community Foundation for Staffordshire’s 9 local community funds, that provides small grants to a wide range of projects based in Tamworth. The fund will consider all applications from local groups in need twice a year.
Companies and individuals are welcome to donate or fund-raise and all money is invested through an endowment fund in line with charity commission guidelines. The interest and dividends earned on the invested money is then distributed through Tamworth Forever as small grants across the district. The beauty of this model is that it will provide a source of on-going funding that can be used for small grants, and larger grants as the fund grows, for many years to come.
The Value of the Fund
Eventually the fund hopes to make awards totaling £25,000 every year, but in the early stages of the fund this amount will be smaller. We can only award more with the support of our local community, all working together to help make Tamworth Forever a success.
Tamworth Forever has a dedicated panel of local advisors, under the direction of The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, who help to increase the knowledge of the fund, raise funds to help support the community and make decisions on how grants should be allocated. The panel so far includes
- Lee Bates – Former councillor and mayor of Tamworth, and Director and Trustee of The Community Foundation
- Gary Phelps – Editor of the Tamworth Herald
- Karen Clancy – Local Partnerships Officer at Tamworth Borough Council
- Phil Shanahan – Director of Enigma Communications
- Sam Jones – Reporter at the Tamworth Herald
How To Support Tamworth Forever
Support for the fund usually comes in one of four ways; organising events, making the fund the ‘Charity of Choice’, making a donation or leaving a legacy.
Organising Events & Charity of Choice
Many people and businesses plan to make the fund the beneficiary of an event and this is a really good way of getting involved. Not only can you run your own event, but you can benefit from the publicity and awareness that we can bring. We can meet with you beforehand and answer any questions you may have. What’s more, you can tell all of your participants that all the money raised will be going to make a difference locally.
Making A Donation
To donate by cheque
Please make all cheques payable to ‘The Community Foundation for Staffordshire’ and write ‘Tamworth Forever’ on the back and then send to;
The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, Communications House, University Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford ST18 0ES
To leave a legacy
More and more people are now choosing to leave a legacy to a charity of their choice. For more information on leaving a legacy to Tamworth Forever please see the dedicated section on legacies here, or call us on 01785 339540.
To Apply for support from Tamworth Forever
Tamworth Forever awards grants twice a year, in April and October. To learn more about grants from Tamworth Forever, as well as the full criteria and how to apply, please see the information here.