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Mr and Mrs Coates with Stoke City's Head of Community Adrian Hurst

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12:55 20th November 2012

Charity Ball Boosts Club Support For Community Projects

STOKE CITY are looking for opportunities to provide a significant boost to community projects throughout the area . . . following the fund-raising success of the Chairman’s Charity Ball when it was held at the Britannia Stadium.

More than £28,000 was generated for the Stoke Community Fund when over 200 people attended one of the highlights of the Club’s events calendar and this money will now be distributed among local community-based projects.

The Stoke City Community Trust would therefore welcome applications for funding after offering valuable support for a good many worthy causes over the past twelve months since the Community Fund was launched by the Club.

The aim of the Community Fund has been to provide a main focus for the Club’s charitable activities over the course of the season.

“If there are community projects out there in need of support, then we may be able to help,” said City’s Head of Community Adrian Hurst.

“The success of the Chairman’s Ball means that we have a substantial amount of money which we will be looking to distribute to good causes in the foreseeable future, and therefore we will be considering any applications.”

He added: “Grants of up to £1,000 will be issued and in order to be eligible for such funding, organisations must demonstrate a genuine community focused project and complete our short application process.

“Wherever possible, we are looking to support projects that are original and innovative. A considerable amount of emphasis will go on funding projects which provide long term benefits to the local community.

“The money can be used for anything from equipment to event costs, help towards rent or fixtures, sport or computer equipment. The Club will be happy to provide clarification about what it can be used for if you need it.”

Applications can be submitted by using the downloadable form which is attached, with the panel of judges sitting once a month.

The grants are available between £100 and £1,000, but newly-formed groups can only apply for funding up to £500.

*To make an application for a grant, download the application form in PDF format by clicking HERE.

Alternatively, if you would prefer a copy of the form in word format, please contact 01782 592273 or email


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