Funding

Apart from modest grants from Leicestershire County Council (for specific transport services) and Charnwood Borough Council (under the terms of their Strategic Partnership arrangements,) the Centre is totally self-financing.

Trustees are grateful to a number of local service organisations, Clubs, associations and individuals for their regular donations from fundraising activities and to individual service users who regularly “top-up” their payments for services rendered to include a modest contribution to help meet our running costs.

Overheads and running costs for the Centre are kept to an absolute minimum, with every penny of expenditure very carefully scrutinised.  Donors may therefore be assured that the large majority of any contribution they make will go directly to the provision of much-needed services within our local community.

Bequests and legacies, once a common feature of our annual income, have declined over recent years.  We would hope that once the immediate needs of relatives and others have been met, local residents might consider leaving a small legacy to the Centre in their wills.

Contributions by cheque (payable to “Syston & District Volunteer Centre”) or cash would be gratefully appreciated at any time.

Intelligent Energy

We would like to thank Intelligent Energy for the generous grant that they have provided to allow us to support the provision of Charnwood Citizens Advice out reach in Syston.

The money that they have provided will fund the service for the next two years and allow residents of Syston and the surrounding area access to much needed help and support.