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Plea to ‘grow tenners’
5:10pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A SWINDON MP is urging local charities to take part in a scheme that matches charitable gifts.
North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson wants charities to sign up for the Grow Your Tenner project, which has half a million pounds of funding to match people’s donations to local good causes.
Charities can sign up for the project, which is Government-funded on the localgiving.com website.
Whenever a member of the public donates to a charity through the website, the Government doubles the donation.
Mr Tomlinson said: “This is a great opportunity for Swindon charities to make the most of the generosity of residents.
“I urge them to sign up on the Local Giving website.
“As for my fellow Swindon residents, already there are 17 charities when you search localgiving.com for Swindon so dig deep and help our local causes grow their tenners.”
The Government will double anything up to a £10 donation, meaning that it can be worth £22.50 to the charity with Gift Aid.
Grow Your Tenner runs until the £500,000 has been allocated.
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