NatWest have launched a community initiative called CommunityForce. CommunityForce is a great way for local charities, organisations and groups to raise publicity and attract new volunteers as well as the chance to receive funding.
In each of their CommunityForce areas they will be making awards to three community projects with local people deciding the winners.
Full details of the initiative and registration are available on the CommunityForce website.
Two local groups are applying for funding in the current round, Langport Church Community Trust and South Somerset Links (SSVCA). Links provides transport for anyone who finds it difficult to get to the shops, surgery etc. The Angel project in Langport, run by the Langport Church Community Trust, is expanding its services as a community hub and needs the extra funding to complete essential building work. You can vote online or by telephone.
TO VOTE BY TELEPHONE call 0800 2100 246, you will be asked to provide your name and the project(s) you wish to vote for – Langport Church Community Trust and South Somerset Links (SSVCA).
TO VOTE BY EMAIL
you first need to register at -https://communityforce.natwest.com/user/register/. You will then be sent an email asking you to confirm your registration, when you have confirmed it by clicking on the link provided, you will be taken back to the web site to first log in and then click on “Find a project”.
At the Filter projects "map" page, select "project name" and key "Langport", click green button, and then select green "list" button. Langport Church Community Trust page will then appear, click "read more" to continue and vote.
Please repeat by entering “South Somerset” to select Links, a local community based transport project serving a wide cross section of the local population with local drivers and volunteers making it possible for the elderly, infirm, disabled and rurally isolated.