Giraffe needs your vote in the Bank of Scotland Community Fund

Giraffe Trading has been shortlisted for the Bank of Scotland Community Fund 2014 in Perth.

vote now for GiraffeWITH YOUR HELP, Giraffe Trading has a chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Bank of Scotland to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

Giraffe is an innovative community social enterprise. Our key aim is to tackle the entrenched social problem of the unemployment and social exclusion of people with enduring mental ill-health, disabilities and other significant workplace barriers.

An award of £3000 towards Stir It Up, our community training kitchen, will help Giraffe in two key ways. Firstly, it will enable us to provide more job-seekers with a much wider range of work opportunities and training in commercial catering skills that are attractive to local employers. Secondly, an award will be of critical importance in helping Giraffe maintain its excellent track record in continuing to diversify our business and develop sustainable income streams after the award is finished.

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Vote by SMS : "VOTE HBW" to 82332

The Bank of Scotland Community Fund was set up to help local people across Scotland have a positive impact at the hearts of their communities by giving grants to 232 local good causes in 58 Scottish communities.

We’ve shortlisted four good causes in each community and Bank of Scotland is inviting everyone to vote for the causes they’d most like to support.

Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a Bank of Scotland branch from 2 September to 10 October 2014. The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.

You can find out more about the Community Fund and Giraffe Trading and cast your vote by visiting the Bank of Scotland Community Fund website at:

Voting for the 2014 Community Fund is open voting is open until Friday 10 October.

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