Wooler woman's legacy creates new fund for community groups in Glendale
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The fund has been started with a legacy received from the estate of the late Margery Stephenson, who was a member of the Wooler-based Trust.
Any community group working to the Trust’s aim of ‘Making life better for the people of Glendale’ is eligible to apply.
Each year there will be a theme for the focus of grants, and the initial round of grants will focus on ‘A Stronger Glendale after Covid19’. Groups will need to briefly demonstrate how they intend to contribute to that theme.
Patrick Sheard, chairman of Glendale Gateway Trust, said: “Our goal is to inspire community initiatives that bring people together and enrich the lives of people living, working and growing up in Glendale.
“Margery was a tremendous supporter of community life in our area, so it is fitting that her legacy will be used to make a lasting difference to the lives of others.”
Community groups need not be registered charities to apply, but should have a clearly defined aim and an accountable management group or organising committee.
The maximum amount of any one grant will normally be £200, but in exceptional circumstances may be up to £500.
Applications should be made by an application form available from The Glendale Gateway Trust’s office at The Cheviot Centre, Wooler. Please telephone 01668 282406 or email [email protected]