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SDC Community fund

What does the SDC Community Fund do?

As part of SDC’s commitment to support the community that has supported it, the Board of Directors established a Community Fund in 2014 using contributions from the Employee Benefit Trust. The Fund was established to provide a mechanism for supporting the communities in which SDC operates, adding social value to causes that are close to both staff and clients, as well as leaving a positive legacy for future generations. However, it is recognised that donating money often isn’t enough – offering the time and experience of staff to social value projects is often of equal importance when helping charitable causes achieve their goals. 

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply for funding as long as they have proof that they are working on behalf of a charity, club or worthwhile cause. So far we have supported charities, sponsored local adult and children’s sports clubs, renovation projects, scout groups, schools and much more. Our aim is to provide significant help to many projects as possible.

What can the money be used for?

SDC likes to fund projects and charities in the local area to give back to the community, if you are applying for help from the fund the application is more likely to succeed if the money is used towards a specific project, item or event that the charity is involved in.

An example of things we have supported includes; kits and sponsorships local sports teams, floor replacements at scout huts, and donations towards educational projects.

As the SDC Fund only has a certain allowance to spend each year and we would like to make sure that as many groups benefit from significant donations as possible, so we do ask that when applying you only ask for what is needed.

The support offered by SDC is on a case by case basis to ensure that the most worthwhile causes benefit. Below is a list of some of the charities and community projects that we have supported in the past:

  • Bedfordshire County Scouts
  • Beds Garden Carers
  • Bedford Hospitals Charity
  • Bedford Mayors Charities
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Cystic Fibrosis Charity
  • Great Ormond Street
  • Help for Heroes
  • Keech Cottage Hospice
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • The National Autistic Society
  • NSPCC
  • Road Victims Trust
  • Rotary Clubs
  • St Georges Charity
  • Sue Ryder
  • Sportstrade

If you are interested in what the SDC Community Fund can do for your charity, please contact Phil Janes or Sam Woolston on phil.janes@sdc.co.uk or sam.woolston@sdc.co.uk


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