Ely Businessman is Giving Away Cash

AN Ely business is offering local organisations the chance to get their hands on some cash. Building on the success of his Community Chest Awards at Budgens in Soham, local businessman Jonathan James of James Graven and Son Ltd has launched the scheme in

AN Ely business is offering local organisations the chance to get their hands on some cash.

Building on the success of his Community Chest Awards at Budgens in Soham, local businessman Jonathan James of James Graven and Son Ltd has launched the scheme in Ely, where he owns the BP service station on Witchford Road.

Any small organisation based in the Ely area, be it a charity, association or community group can apply. Forms should be picked up from the tills at the service station and winners will be decided by Christmas.

The Community Chest scheme enables James Graven & Sons Ltd to provide funding to some small but important local community activities. Each year the company will award £1,000 to community projects in Ely, and in Soham last year, the Festival Society and the Twinning Association were among those who benefitted.


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The ethos of the scheme is to work together to improving both facilities and the lives of residents in the community, to encourage promote and support community involvement, and to offer access funds to local groups who need it.

You must have a constitution or set of rules and your activity must benefit more than one adult, child or family. Each activity, project or purchase must fit one of the themes of Access, Education, Imagination, Facilities or Experiences. For a full application form please see below.

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