community chest


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community chest

n.
A fund financed by private contributions for aiding various charitable organizations and welfare agencies.

community chest

n
(Sociology) US a fund raised by voluntary contribution for local welfare activities

commu′nity chest′


n.
a fund for local welfare activities supported by voluntary contributions.
[1920–25, Amer.]
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Noun1.community chest - a charity supported by individual subscriptions; defrays the demands on a community for social welfare
charity - an institution set up to provide help to the needy
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community chest

n (Am) → fondo di beneficenza
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uk Coun David Ledger, deputy leader of the council, said: "We are delighted to be able to offer support to community groups across Northumberland through the Community Chest scheme.
Councillor Mair Rowlands, Healthy Gwynedd Cabinet Member, said: "The purpose of Gwynedd's Community Chest is to support and promote a variety of sports in every part of the county.
Community Chest gave the nursery an outdoor kitchen, three tricycles, space hoppers, a large climbing frame and slide, plus a few other smaller items.
Nearly 30 groups are set to benet from grants of more than PS20,000 from Middlesbrough Council's Community Chest programme - and the local authority is welcoming applications from more.
The council's community chest scheme aims to support activities that will benefit and are needed by local communities.
Joe Galea, Deputy Chief Commercial Officer said, The national airline is proud to support The Malta Community Chest Fund once again.
TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Automobile Club de Monaco Edition Charity: Central Community Chest of Japan -- The Disaster Relief Volunteer & NPO Support Fund
While supporting the youth employment fund, designed to get 1,000 of Birmingham's 3,000 long-term unemployed 18 to 24-year-olds off the dole queue by April 2014, they do not want the community chest plundered to pay for it.
Community Chest was established in 1999 and since then over 700 projects have benefited.
Community groups within WPD's distribution area can apply for the cash help, as Tracy Carr, the company's community liaison officer explained:"The Community Chest scheme is designed to help a range of groups take simple but effective energy efficiency measures to not only reduce their energy costs but also reduce the carbon emissions of the buildings they use for their activities.
The charity Singapore's Community Chest is a non-profit organisation that channels funds to assist the less advantaged in the community.
Christianne Carrick, community relations manager at Santander, said: "The Community Chest is a great example of Santander working together with its customers to support the charities that are important to them.

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