Get your application in for share of £25,000 charity pot

Bugs to Butterflies were given 1,000 last year
Bugs to Butterflies were given 1,000 last year
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Dozens of applications have already been received for a share of a £25,000 charity pot.

The Gazette has teamed up once again with Swallowdale Children’s Trust, who is giving away a massive £25,000 worth of grants to help young people across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre!

The grants are available for deserving groups and individuals under 25 years of age who are in need of a helping hand.

Dozens of groups have already benefited from cash from the Swallowdale Trust.

Last year the Bugs to Butterflies Youth Group, based at the Seasiders Bar in Bloomfield Road was handed £1,000.

The cash went towards new equipment as well as a trip to the Pantomime at the Grand Theatre Julie Bascombe, who runs the club, urged leaders of similar groups to put together a bid.

She said: “The money allowed us to give some of these children an experience they might never have had before.

“It was fantastic to learn we got the grant last year.

“It is definitely worth applying.

“For us the money did make a real difference.”

Schools, community groups, sports clubs and societies are eligible to apply for a grant which will make a real difference to your cause.

To apply for a grant from Swallowdale Children’s Trust, simply email us at competitions@blackpoolgazette.co.uk with Swallowdale in the subject field, or write to us at Swallowdale Children’s Trust Community Giveaway, The Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool FY4 2DP to arrive no later than Friday April 28 2017.

Tell us in no more than 250 words why you feel you deserve a helping hand from Swallowdale Children’s Trust, how you would specifically use a grant and what a difference it would make to you or your community group.

Add your name, address, name of organisation if applicable, and a contact telephone number. Standard Gazette competition rules apply. For any queries, call 01253 361709.

Applications from individuals must be supported by a letter from an independent person who can verify the veracity of the application. Grants will be awarded either in the form of cash or vouchers at the discretion of Swallowdale Children’s Trust. Awards will be decided jointly by The Gazette and Swallowdale.

Swallowdale Children’s Trust has, for more than 100 years, provided assistance to disadvantaged children in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.