Neston Fund appeals for projects

Our sister company, Phillip Bates & Co chartered accountants is one of the founders of the Neston and District Community Fund.

The Fund, which was launched in 2015, wants to hear from organisations tackling social issues such as youth crime, drug rehabilitation and elderly isolation.

It was set up to specifically support the work of community and voluntary groups in Neston, Little Neston, Parkgate, Burton, Ness, Willaston and Puddington.

Four businesses – Phillip Bates, Clive Watkin Partnership, Rightway and G Tilby Engineering – launched the fund with an initial substantial donation. They followed this up with a further donation in 2016.

A number of grants have so far been given, the most recent one to Healthbox CIC, a not-for-profit organisation committed to delivering lifestyle change programmes in the community.

The grant from the Fund will support the Neston Healthy Families project which works with families with multiple and complex needs. The six-month project supports families who have been identified by primary schools, Plus Dane Housing and Neston Children’s Centre.

Phil Bates, Principal at Phillip Bates & Co, says: “We are proud of the projects we have been able to support since we launched the Neston and District Community Fund almost two years ago, but we know there is so much more to do.

“We particularly want to hear from any group which is helping to tackle deep-seated social issues within our community.”

The fund is administered by Cheshire Community Foundation, which works to match charitable donors with the causes that matter most in Cheshire and Warrington.

If you would like to apply for a grant, please email or call Phil Bates on 0151 353 0003.

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