Bracknell, June 3, 2010 - Joanne Stokes, Development Director for the Berkshire Community Foundation, explained that funds of this kind get additional government backing. "Through the Grassroots Grants scheme, the government will match donations pound-for-pound," she says.
"It’’s an excellent way for us to double the benefit we gain from corporate sponsors like Redwood Technologies."
The Redwood Technologies Grassroots Fund was strengthened recently with the presentation of a cheque for £10,000 to Richard Griffith-Jones, Chairman of the Berkshire Community Foundation, and Joanne Stokes, at the Redwood Building in Bracknell. The total value of the fund now stands at £40,000.
"Berkshire is a prosperous county, but there are pockets of real, often unseen, deprivation here," says Sean Taylor, Managing Director for Redwood Technologies. "The Berkshire Community Foundation has an excellent track record of helping local people to help themselves and each other, ensuring a steady flow of vital funds straight to the places that need them most. The work of the Foundation has made, and will continue to make, a genuine difference to local people’’s lives."
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