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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Coach at CELTS Caroline Matthews said: "The CELTS wheelchair basketball club has grown enormously since its modest routes in 2002 and that growth has been hugely supported by the Community Chest grants we have been lucky enough to receive over the years.
Larger projects can also apply to the central Riverside Community Chest fund.
At the Christmas party the pounds 1,000 Community Chest grant paid for food, drink, bingo books, a raffle, a singalong and every member was given a box of biscuits to take home.
The Community Chest offers grants of up to pounds 2, 000 each to help fund innovative ways to tackle health and social issues.
The Hartlepool Community Chest provides individual awards of up to pounds 5,000, catering for the most disadvantaged areas.
"Although we lost, our player's confidence and skill level improved significantly throughout the tournament and I hope we can schedule in more tournaments in the future." Cllr Dave Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services, said: "It is impressive to see what a small amount of funding can do in setting up a new club for children to experience the enjoyment of sport." Community Chest Grants of up to PS1500 are available for projects and activities that encourage more people to become more active, more often.
The Community Chest sees pounds 100,000 given to each of the 40 council wards in Birmingham for councillors to spend on worthwhile local projects.
Community Chest, which is managed by the Sports Council and delivered by local authorities, is hugely dependent on its panel of volunteers in each Welsh county who meet monthly to assess applications for funding.
A host of voluntary organisations across Kirklees have already sent in their entry forms for the Examiner's Community Chest giveaway, in association with Barclays.

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