Islander Appointed Chairman Of New Steamship Company Fund

terry ward 2015Terry Ward has been appointed Chairman of the Steamship Company’s new Community Fund.

Earlier this year at their engagement event at the Scillonian Club, the company discussed plans for a £30,000 annual funding pot to help good causes here in Scilly and in West Cornwall.

Applicants will be able to ask for grants of between £500 and £3,000 for each project.

Money will be offered to a range of initiatives including arts groups, sports clubs, school trips and community events.

Terry has been on the Steamship Board since 1989 and he says he’s looking forward to heading the new committee.

HE believes the initiative will be “a nice positive thing to be a part of.”

Terry is trying to recruit five volunteers to sit on an independent community panel. These people will decide which applicants are awarded grants.

Employees or former directors of the Steamship Group are not eligible.

Two of the panel positions will be ring-fenced for islanders. The other two seats are being kept for Cornish applicants, because the fund also covers the West Penwith area.

Anyone interested in being considered for the panel can email and the deadline for applications is Friday the 18th December.

Terry says some exciting projects have already been submitted for funding but the scheme hasn’t opened yet and applications to the Community Fund itself will be invited shortly.

You’ll be able to find the application forms on the Steamship Company website.

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