Community groups invited to apply for new green grants


By Julian Fisher, Townhouse Communications

TopCashback, based in Stafford, has taken its commitment to county communities a step further by making a donation to The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, setting up the Topcashback Sustainability Fund to support environmental work by local community organisations.

The Community Foundation will use the donation to provide grants to organisations across the county, with the purpose of supporting activities that benefit the natural environment, as well as wider environmental issues. Activities will also engage people to improve healthy living.

Most grants made will be to smaller, grassroots organisations, and will be around £500, although larger grants will be available for more wide ranging projects.

Topcashback Sustainability Fund launch
(L-R) Leanne MacPherson and Faye Williams of The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, Olly Ragg (Co-owner of TopCashBack), Michelle Hayes (Events Manager) and Peter Amison (Finance Director).

Olly Ragg, Founder and CEO of TopCashback, a leading cash back shopping site, said, “We have grown from humble roots in Uttoxeter into a global brand, but Staffordshire is still our home. We have always taken our commitment to our local community very seriously and this year really want to ramp-up our impact. We want to create a positive future for the community we exist in. We want to support people and organisations local to us, and we want that support to have a beneficial and sustainable impact.

“One of the ways we can do this is by helping our environment. Everyone knows the environmental challenges facing our planet, and we hope by investing in schemes that help our planet and benefit our local community, we will have a positive impact.”

Faye Williams, Endowments Development Manager of The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, said: “I’m delighted that such a prominent international brand, based in Stafford, are supporting the work of The Community Foundation to improve the health and lives of many across the county. Often businesses will know what they want to do and how they want to help, but they may not be aware of all the organisations working in their local community. We are able to connect them and ensure that any funding awarded will have the impact that the business wants, whilst making sure it is suitable for the community.”

For more information on how to apply for a grant from the Topcashback Sustainability Fund, visit: or call  The Community Foundation on 01785 339540

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