Moray groups urged to place their Baxter funding bids

Kay Jackson - final round of Baxter Foundation funding coming up.
Kay Jackson – final round of Baxter Foundation funding coming up.

LOCAL CHARITIES AND ORGANISATIONS in Moray and throughout the north are being urged to apply for funding from a major foundation before their final 2016 funding round closes next month.

The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation is calling on groups with specific project plans to get in touch, with the foundation offering advice on the best ways of maximising opportunities of lodging a successful bid.

Kay Jackson, the foundation manager, said: “As the deadline for last awards round of this year is fast approaching, we’re encouraging groups ith new ideas and community projects to get in touch in advance and apply for funding in time.

“To further support potential awardees through the application process, The Foundation has created a top tips video blog on how to complete a successful application and secure funding.

“We hope our top tips video will offer a bit of guidance and act as a useful tool for organisations to refer to while completing their application to ensure it ticks all the right boxes and is successful.”

Earlier this year the foundation donated over £34,000 to 20 creative local groups in their first round of funding.

The Foundation – which manages personal legacies left by Gordon and Ena Baxter of Moray-based Baxters Food Group – awards funds twice each year to groups working in education, health, social welfare, sport, arts, heritage, conservation and the environment across the north east of Scotland and Highlands and Islands.

Organisations have until Friday, September 30 to submit completed application forms and successful awardees will be announced in October.

To find out more and how to apply visit the Foundation’s website or telephone the Foundation Manager for an informal chat about the project.