A £10,000 annual fund is being established by property and development company The Wigley Group to support community projects.
The company will invite individuals and groups who are based within a five-mile radius of its headquarters in the village of Stockton, Warwickshire, to apply to the new fund twice a year.
Applications for the first round of £5,000 can be submitted between 1 March and 10 March, with a decision to be made by a committee made up largely of staff from The Wigley Group and chaired by managing director James Davies.
The second round will be open in September.
The Wigley Group has evolved from its beginnings as an agricultural plant hire company that was established in 1964 by John Wigley, father of the group’s current chairman, Robert.
Today, the group develops, owns and manages commercial properties across the Midlands region and the wider UK. It has been based in Stockton since 2019.
James Davies, managing director of The Wigley Group, said: “As a company, we are very proud to support a number of charitable organisations through events held or supported by our own staff, as well as larger corporate events such as our annual Golf Day which has raised over £100,000 for the official Parachute Regiment charity, Support Our Paras, since 2013.
“But we want to add to this activity by establishing a fund that is dedicated to the good causes and organisations in Stockton and surrounding villages.
“The past year has been a challenging time for us all and we hope that by making this money available to worthy causes in the immediate area around our headquarters will help us make a meaningful contribution to improving the lives of the people in a community that we are proud to be a part of, not only in 2021 but for many years to come.”
See the Wigley Community Fund page for an application form and the terms and conditions.