TAMESIDE Armed Services Community has been shortlisted for the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving awards.
They now need people to vote for them so they can win a £500 grant to carry on their excellent work in helping the more than 4,000 former members of the armed forces who live in the borough.
A spokesman for the Skipton said: “For 2016, Skipton Building Society has allocated 163 donations of £500 to help fund development for grassroots organisations.
“In keeping with our ethos for mutuality, it’s important to us to give back to our communities and we’re excited by the thousands of organisations, run by local people up and down the country, improving the lives of thousands upon thousands of people. The society is keen to demonstrate its continued support.”
Voting is simple. Just visit www.skiptongrg.co.uk/apply-for-funding/2016-shortlisted-groups/north-west/tameside-armed-services-community and enter your e-mail address.
The object of the Tameside Armed Services Community is to support members of the armed forces family in the borough under the guidance of the Armed Forces Covenant: a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
Many veterans and their families need a wide variety of help during the transition from military to civilian life. TASC seeks to provide that link and a support network through initiatives such as the monthly breakfast club at Portland Basin, and participation in school activities, community Projects and awareness-raising of the challenges faced.
Cllr Frank Travis, a founding member of TASC and Tameside Council’s assistant executive member for heritage, culture and tourism, said: “Tameside Armed Services Community does a splendid job. I hope the people of Tameside will show their support by voting for TASC in the Skipton Grassroots Giving awards.”