The Maypole Project, a charity that helps disabled children, is one of the organisations that could benefit from a substantial amount of funding.
The charity, which is based in Orpington, is hoping to secure £5,000 in funding from Aviva. The charity is competing with other finalists for a chance to receive money from the Community Fund. Voting is open until Saturday 30th May. The Maypole Project is a small charity that is desperately in need of additional funding.
Support for sporting activities
If the charity is lucky enough to secure the grant, the Maypole Project would use the funds to finance a sports club. Maypole Active supports children with a number of conditions, such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, and cystic fibrosis. Children are able to take part in a range of activities that can improve their co-ordination and build confidence, including the use of bean bags and hula hoops, running, and ball games.
The sports club is already in operation, but the funding would enable them to open the facility up to more families. The £5,000 funding would provide support for one additional class each week. This would enable ten more families to participate, expanding their reach to more than 100 different families every year.
The Aviva Community Fund supports a number of different community projects throughout the country. The organisations can apply for four levels of funding to help support projects within their local area.
For further information on the work of the Community Fund and how you can vote, visit http://community-fund.aviva.co.uk.
Are you familiar with the Maypole Project’s work? Which local charities do you support?