By Debbie Staveley, CEO bClear Communications
bClear Communications today launch our bClear Charity Fund, allocating £5,000 to the fund, seek to offer grants of up to £500 each to local charities or groups.
We have launched the scheme in order to help some of the many charities that are struggling for funding due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Recent analysis of Charity Commission figures found that almost 6,000 charities were forced to close in the year to June 2020, a 19 per cent increase on the previous year and a five-year high.
Our Portishead-based, PR and digital communications agency, doubled in size with three new appointments during lockdown. The recruitment drive comes at a time of exponential growth for the agency and so it is launching the fund to give something back to the community.
By setting aside £5,000, we hope to play a part in supporting local charities with a particular focus on environmental, children and health charities. Community groups who have been impacted because of the Covid-19 pandemic may also apply.
Over the past 15 years, bClear has provided support to over 20 charities both locally and internationally. In these particularly trying times, we are launching the bClear fund to offer a helping hand to local charities who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic.
We want to help local charities to get back on their feet during these increasingly challenging and uncertain times.
Charities and local groups will be able to apply by completing the bClear Fund application form and returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Money will be allocated throughout the next few months.
bClear Communications has given over £20,000 to UK charities since the company was founded in 2005.
The company has supported a number of charities, including:
- Avon Wildlife Trust
- Soil Association
- Jessie May
- The Jack Hazeldine Foundation
- Supporting Children with Diabetes
- Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The grant application form can be downloaded from: https://www.bclear.co.uk/about-us/supporting-charities/