We are delighted to announce that the Brother UK Fund will be launching for a third year, offering awards of up to £2,000 to community organisations in Tameside.

Brother UK is a subsidiary of Brother Group – the global Solutions and Technology company. They provide sales, marketing, technical support, warehousing and distribution from their base in Tameside, where they have been since 1968.

Over the past two years, the Brother UK Fund has awarded over £44,000 to support 30 local organisations with a variety of activity, from luncheon clubs for the over 60s to foodbank parcels and community fun days.

One organisation recently funded by the Brother UK Fund is the Tameside Macular Degeneration Support Group. The main function of the group is to help visually impaired elderly people who have become isolated, with their regular meetings offering a safe space to meet friends and gain confidence. Advice is given on various topics from transport and hospitals, to benefits and gadgets to make life that little bit easier.

Each year the group take their members on a trip out, as many members are isolated and some don’t have the opportunity for days out due to their condition. Their carers were also invited along for some much needed respite. The Brother UK Fund award enabled the members to visit Oswaldtwistle.

The groups’ treasurer, Jacqueline Carty, knows first-hand the difference small awards can make: ‘The group was delighted to hear that we had been successful in getting the award. Personally, I was really pleased that my hard work had achieved the goal in gaining the award for the planned trip for the group”.

We’re really excited to see what inspirational projects the Brother UK Fund will support in its third year.

The Brother Fund is now open for applications

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2nd August

Brother UK’s Fund will welcome applications from grassroots community groups across Tameside. The fund’s current priority is to encourage and support grassroots community activity.

Annual income of groups applying should be less than £150,000.

Awards of up to £2,000 are available.