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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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When Lee was a student body president at Hanyang University in Seoul, he became the first subscriber to the Community Chest of Korea's "Good Family" program, under which a family member donates 20,000 won or more a month while also participating in the organization's other projects.
The project is buzzing thanks to a PS650 grant from the Community Chest Fund set up by housing association Cartrefi Conwy to support worthwhile community initiatives.
Mr Redman said the Community Chest Fund provided one-off grants to community, public and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the region.
It is extremely encouraging that the community chest grants continue to help the majority of the sports clubs and organisations in Gwynedd.
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.
The Community Chest scheme is a Sports Wales initiative, managed locally by the Vale council's sports and play development team.
Coun Heather Cairns, the deputy leader of the county council's Liberal Democrat party, said: "While it is reasonable to review how the Community Chest is allocated, it is absolutely not reasonable to jeopardise schemes that have already been put in place for this summer.
Opposition Tory and Liberal Democrat councillors have called on council leader Sir Albert Bore to reinstate the community chest funding and find the PS2 million elsewhere.
Cllr Carol Clark said: The Community Chest is something new and we''re open to suggestions on how it should be developed.
Conwy based organisations including swimming, football and outdoor clubs have won up to pounds 1,500 thanks to the community chest grant scheme.
Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton waved the flag to get the Community Chest scheme under way.
To ask for a share of the Community Chest, all you have to do is nominate your favourite local community group or charity and tell us: 1.

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