The Community Chest consists of an Allocations Board which will support core central services that are of benefit to the whole community. It will focus upon central capabilities that are essential to ensure the long term sustainability of UK Jewry. By the Community Chest securing these central capacities we hope it will help remove duplication, enhance delivery and improve transparency.
Examples of such provision include central education strategy, leadership development, research provision, central institutions and smaller regional communities. A report by the Board of Deputies pointed out that it is difficult to raise funds for work like this, which underpins UK Jewish life in ways that are not immediately obvious or apparent, but which would be sorely missed if it were not there.
Another innovative feature of this initiative is the way in which we intend to operate the Chest in full partnership with key donors and foundations.
If you wish to apply to the Community Chest, please click here to complete the application form.
For further information please contact Natasha on 0207 242 9734.
Updates about the Community Chest fund:
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