The deadline for entries for the 2010 Barclays Wealth Community Awards has been extended to noon on Thursday 21st October – there are now two weeks remaining to try to secure your charity a share of the £25,000 Awards fund.  

The Barclays Wealth Community Awards are in their fourth year and continue to support projects that will make a real difference to local people in a variety of ways. The Awards are open to registered charities that have representation in Jersey.

Paul Savery, Managing Director, Barclays Wealth Intermediaries and International Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man, commented: ‘We have had a great response to the Awards so far but would like to remind all Jersey registered charities that there is still time to get those entries in. The Awards support all types of projects from those which just need a lick of paint to those which require a more substantial investment to enable them to run a new or existing service – last year we gave away sums of between £700 and £7980.’

Over the past four years, the Awards have provided grants to support a variety of projects, from buying Easter eggs for Meals on Wheels recipients to refurbishing and developing local clubs, such as the Scouts premises in St Ouen, and Gorey and Grand Vaux Youth Projects. Grants have been awarded for both large and small projects, ranging from a few hundred pounds to several thousand pounds.

In 2009, Barclays Wealth helped 11 groups – the leading wealth management firm had intended to give away £25,000 in total, but the judges felt that the projects entered into the Awards were so deserving that they increased the funding to £38,000 in total, with £31,500 going to five project winners and the remainder being split between an additional six projects. The deserving winners included Grace Trust, Brighter Futures, Jersey Women’s Refuge, Headway Jersey and Jersey Cheshire Home. The six additional recipients included Meals on Wheels, Jersey Society for Deaf Children and Young Adults, Milli’s Child Contact Centre, St John’s Youth Project, Gorey Youth Club and the Youth Inclusion Project.

The closing date for entries is noon on Thursday 21st October 2010. Entry forms are available from Barclays Library Place branch and from its offices in Broad Street and Lord Coutanche House on the Esplanade, or by email from adele.langlois@barclayswealth.com

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Issued by Lisa Gutcher, One Strategic, tel: 01534 488899, e: lisa@one-strategic.com                     

For further information contact:
Will Bowen, Barclays Wealth, Corporate Communications
+ (0)20 7114 8434

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