£15,369 boost for Broxtowe Community Fund

04/05/23 - A community fund which has been set up to help community groups and organisations who provide support to local people in Broxtowe has been given a welcome boost, thanks to a £15,369 donation from Efficiency East Midlands (EEM).

The Broxtowe Community Fund (BCF) has been set up by The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Teresa Cullen, as an independent financial resource available for voluntary and charity organisations in Broxtowe. The BCF can be used by community projects to develop volunteering opportunities, help people prepare to get in to work, and to support organisations to expand their reach into different areas of the Borough.Mayor of Broxtowe Councillor Teresa Cullen, Deputy Lieutenant Juliette Abrams and Trustee of Broxtowe Community Fund and Louisa Payne, Head of Operations at EEM

Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Teresa Cullen said: “This is such a generous donation for our community fund, which will enable us to support some of the groups and organisations in the Borough who are making a real difference to local people’s lives.

“I know from first-hand experience that unlike other areas, organisations in Broxtowe do not have access to a community fund dedicated to helping local people in need. In this increasingly difficult financial climate we need to provide support for our Broxtowe based voluntary organisations so the crucial work they undertake can continue.

I can’t do this alone, but if the whole of Broxtowe comes together we will achieve this together. I welcome all donations, large or small and am happy to meet with anyone who would like to help us.”

Louisa Payne, EEM Head of Operations, added: "It brings us great pleasure to contribute to the BCF. As a not-for-profit procurement consortium, our primary aim is to help the public sector realise savings in their procurement of goods and services. We then distribute our operating surplus to our members through Community Donations like this one. We are really looking forward to seeing how this donation will directly benefit the Broxtowe community."

If you are interested in supporting the Broxtowe Community Fund, please contact civic@broxtowe.gov.uk.

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