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Charitable Causes Policy Merseytravel Mission Statement Merseytravel, promoting an integrated public transport network to improve the quality of life on Merseyside. Strategic Objective To support one locally based registered charity per annum based on the calendar year. Support The support offered includes; A fixed sum of money (£2k) to be donated at the start of the calendar year to the chosen charity in return for acknowledgement in publicity materials produced during that year of the support being given to the charity. Saveaway and other pre-paid tickets to be made available as raffle prizes to the charity up to a maximum of £500. Donations and other monies raised by staff through their own efforts. The support and funding will be financed and managed by the Merseytravel Chair’s Office. Criteria Charitable causes will only be supported if they meet the following criteria; they must be registered charities they must be based in Merseyside they must support the mission of Merseytravel in improving the quality of life of individuals or groups of individuals within the Merseyside county boundary. How to apply Merseytravel will only support one charity within any given 12 month period. The charity will be chosen in consultation with all staff. Applications to go on to this list, plus evidence that charities meet the above criteria, must be made in writing to Pat Gardner, Chair’s Office, Merseytravel, 24 Hatton Garden, Liverpool L3 2AN by 31 August in the year prior to obtaining preferred charity status. What happens after the year of support After becoming our chosen charity for 1 year, charities will not be able to apply again after for 5 years. Charities who have been unsuccessful will be able to apply each year until they are successful. What Merseytravel wants for their support As a minimum Merseytravel in return for their support require a mention in all publicity materials, produced during the year of our support. One media opportunity on announcing our support for your organisation at the beginning of the year. One media opportunity reporting on the full amount of support received from Merseytravel at the end of the year. However Merseytravel would hope to agree additional joint PR and promotional activities during the course of the year subject to further negotiation.
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