The Give2 Funds at the Community Foundation are an effective way for people and businesses to come together and support a local area. There is a Give2 Fund that supports communities in your area, whether that is Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland or Northumberland.
TT2 Ltd has contributed £13,000 to support local communities in North Tyneside and South Tyneside. TT2 has committed to support local communities in the areas that it operates and the donation of £10,000 will be split equally between North Tyneside and South Tyneside to support grassroots community causes. In recognition of this donation, TT2 Ltd has been awarded corporate life membership at the Community Foundation and joins a number of other high profile businesses that hold this position.
The Give2 funds support local projects across a wide range of vital themes. The Give2 North Tyneside Fund made an award of £1,000 to the Making Waves Community Choir in North Shields, as a contribution towards their room hire and music tutor costs. The 15th South Shields Boys Brigade received £500 from the Give2 South Tyneside to compete in the Boys Brigade National 5-a-Side Finals in Belfast where they finished as runners up. The young finalists are ranked the top Boys Brigade side in England and competed against the top teams in Scotland and Northern Ireland in May thanks to a grant from the Give2 South Tyneside Fund.
Rachel Turnbull, Chief Executive of TT2 Ltd added:
“Through the Give2 Funds we can support local projects directly in our area of operation such as the Making Waves Community Choir in North Shields and the 15th South Shields Boys Brigade. The Tyne Tunnels connect local communities, and through the Give2 Funds we are committed to supporting local grassroots voluntary groups access the support they need to continue their work in the community.”
Lisa Cappleman, Head of Philanthropy Development at the Community Foundation added:
“TT2 is a great example of a corporate supporter who believes strongly in giving back to their local community. Corporate philanthropy is an important part of how a business can operate, and we’re delighted that we have been able to recognise this commitment by awarding TT2 with life membership status.”
Through the Give2 Funds local communities have benefitted from over £36,000 in grants during 2013-14. The Community Foundation is encouraging local communities to collaborate and Give2 to help projects such as the Sunderland North Family Zone, who received a grant of £4,662 from the Give2 Sunderland Fund in 2013. The grant was awarded to develop the Imagine Project for people with learning or physical disabilities.
Linda Procopis, Project Coordinator at the Sunderland North Family Zone said:
“Give2 Sunderland has helped us to deliver the Imagine Project where we develop the potential and independent living skills of people with a learning or physical disability across a wide range of activities. Support includes cooking on a budget and food safety, to getting around on public transport and accessing leisure facilities. Thanks to Give2 we have been able to make sure that this vital service is being delivered in Sunderland.”
For more information about your local Give2 Fund please visit: www.communityfoundation.org.uk/give2