Neil Hudgell Solicitors marks its 15th anniversary by giving good causes in Yorkshire up to 15 “grassroots” grants worth up to a total of £15,000 every three months.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors is inviting representatives from community groups and charities from Hull and across Yorkshire to attend the launch of its new Trust and find out how to apply for funding.
“Over the years, we’ve tried to give something back by supporting a number of activities, organisations and events, both locally and nationally”
The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust will award up to £15,000 – made up of up to 15 grants, each worth up to £1,000 – to good causes in Yorkshire every three months, totalling up to £60,000 a year.
The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust has been set up to mark the 15th anniversary of the firm which specialises in compensation claims for personal injury, medical negligence and professional negligence.
Full details of the Trust will be unveiled at the launch event on April 17th at 10am at Hull’s Sirius Academy. Any group wishing to attend can request tickets at www.neil-hudgell.co.uk/trust where details of how to apply for funding from the Trust are also available. Alternatively, telephone 0800 321 33 22 for tickets.
At the launch on April 17th, Neil Hudgell, Managing Director of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, will be joined by representatives from organisations which are among the first recipients of funding from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust.
Attendees at the event will also have the opportunity to win £150 for their good cause.
The aim of the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust is to encourage grassroots activities which support local communities and promote sport, health, wellbeing and educational aspiration.
Neil Hudgell said: “Our firm’s roots are in our community and in the fifteen years since we started, we’ve been grateful for the support we’ve received from local people and the trust they’ve placed in us.
“Over the years, we’ve tried to give something back by supporting a number of activities, organisations and events, both locally and nationally.
“Now as part of the celebrations to mark our anniversary we want to expand our support in a more formalised way right across Yorkshire which is why the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust has been formed.
“In many neighbourhoods there are people who devote a great deal of time and effort to improving the lives of others in their community but, all too often, these projects struggle or fail to achieve their potential due to lack of resources and funding.
“We hope that funding from the trust will plug that gap and so have a positive impact on the lives of people throughout our region.”
It is anticipated that the trust, being operated through the Hull and East Yorkshire Community Foundation, will run until at least 2014.
Details of The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust
To be considered for a grant of up to £1,000, applicants must:
be based in Yorkshire
have a turnover of less than £25,000
demonstrate the impact funding from the Trust will have on a local community in Yorkshire
In addition, projects must meet one or more of the following criteria:
support grass roots sports and inspire sporting endeavour
encourage educational aspiration – especially in deprived communities
develop and support community projects which support the vulnerable and needy.
Funding cannot be provided for any of the following:
The furtherance of religion
Services which are or should be provided by statutory services
Activities based outside Yorkshire
Details of how to apply for tickets to the launch event, application forms and guidance for organisations wishing to find out more about funding from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust are available from www.neil-hudgell.co.uk/trust