To mark the start of our 40th year as a Rotary Club we will be launching a one- off Community Award  on line on 23 April to enable local charities and voluntary organisations to apply for a single grant of up to £10,000. This will come from our charitable trust fund which holds the money raised from the Brentwood Half Marathon and other fundraising events.

Applications will be accepted from registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, not for profit companies, community interest companies and voluntary organisations. To qualify applicants must be based in Brentwood or be based in one of the neighbouring districts and have clients in Brentwood. They must also be able to demonstrate that the money would be used for a new initiative rather than just being used to fund the existing operation. Examples of suitable projects might include a new service, expansion of an existing service, purchase of equipment or transport, a new training programme or setting up a partnership with another organisation.

The application form will be completed on line and will be located on our website www.rotarybrentwood.org . It will appear on 23 April and applications will close at the end of May. We plan to announce the winner by the middle of July 2019.