The Haslemere Challice Community Fund is a fund specifically for the benefit of Haslemere and its residents. The fund was established in partnership with the Challice Trust, originally established from a bequest made to the Haslemere community by Mrs Ruth Challice Bush in 1962. By working together we offer a fund that enables and encourages local giving so that we can develop a greater capacity to respond to local needs.
Since establishing the Fund has built an endowment of over £1million to support Haslemere and its residents. Donations from local residents, legacies, and funds raised in the Bordon, Liphook and Haslemere Charity’s Haslemere Charity shop have contributed to this significant milestone. As the fund continues to grow, the income generated increases the fund’s capacity to give. In 2015-16 year grants of over £26,000 were awarded to support local community projects.
Why support the Haslemere Challice Community Fund?
As a town our needs are very specific, and local people are often faced with reduced access to facilities and funding. Our dedicated panel of local residents award grants to:
- Help older or disadvantaged residents combat isolation and stay happy, healthy and included
- Increase facilities, training, skills and experience for young people
- Support local activities, services and community focal points
- Fund projects that improve and preserve the village heritage, culture and environment