The Cathie Stankevitch Foundation is absolutely delighted to announce that 21 weeks after submitting our application to the Charity Commission to be registered as a Charity, we have finally achieved our goal, and we are proud to announce that our Charity Number is 1169017.
Our application was posted way back in April, on April 16th to be exact, and it took a full 3 months for the Charity Commission just to acknowledge receipt of the documentation, owing to the volume of applications that they receive.
The last few months has seen emails exchanged between ourselves and the Charity Commission as we made sure our purposes, objectives and most importantly the wording of our governing documents was absolutely 100% correct and in line with Charitable purposes as stated by the Commission.
Its been stressful at times and its been a big learning curve for me personally, but the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation can now begin to really start to get going and deliver on the goals that we have set.
Along the way, we have had lots of help with preparing the documentation and making edits, and we would like to say a huge thank you in particular to a few people. Annie Lawrenson from Halton and St Helens VCA and Martin Hawthorne, MD of Cash Convertors, have been both with us from the start and have offered their support and experience throughout and I have no doubt that we wouldn’t have reached this point without their help.
Its now time to move forward and start to achieve things, and in the past couple of months we have met some fantastic people that are prepared to support us further on our journey into what is going to be a very rewarding and exciting time.
We are currently working on 10 projects, some small and some much larger and they are going to have a wide impact for people in the locally communities. We have highlighted some areas where we think the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation can make a positive impact for people that are disadvantaged and facing barriers in life, and we are very excited to now be in a position to be able to apply for funding and to increase our own fundraising activities locally.
Our recently launched Re-Sport initiative can now be scaled up and we are in the process of contacting all primary schools in Halton Borough to explain the project and to promote it to the parents within the school. In addition, we have some sporting projects that are in the pipeline, that will deliver inclusion opportunities for individuals that may find themselves unable to participate in the Borough’s sports teams and clubs for one reason or another.
We also have some local partnerships we are excited to be working on, and our partners are excited by the prospect of being able to support the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation as we go out into the local communities and deliver positive experiences.
Its going to be another very bust few months for us now as we head into Christmas and we hope that in 2017 the work that we have done in 2016 pays dividends for the people that we have been set up to support.
Thanks for taking the time to read our fantastic news and keep an eye out for the work that we are doing in the community.
9th September 2016