Balfour committee to give £500 grants for local events
search

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Balfour committee to give £500 grants for local events

Organisers of the community’s celebrations of the Balfour Declaration centenary are encourage local activities

Arthur Balfour and the declaration which issued official sympathy for the Jewish national movement
Arthur Balfour and the declaration which issued official sympathy for the Jewish national movement

The committee organising the Jewish community’s celebrations of the Balfour Declaration centenary later this year has said it will give grants of up to £500 for local events.

While big central events will get more money, the Balfour 100 Committee said this week that its communal activity fund would dish out several smaller grants, providing activities met the requirements of ‘charitable purposes,’ such as having clear educational or cultural content.

Applications were now being welcomed from synagogues, youth groups, schools and other Jewish communal organisations, they said, regardless of whether or not the applicants are registered charities. The deadline is 30 June, and applications are being considered of a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

A range of activities are anticipated, including panel discussions, debates and presentations, meals, Shabbat events or even summer/winter camps.

Michael Wegier, chief executive of UJIA, said: “The centenary of the Balfour Declaration presents an important opportunity for British Jewry to learn more about and celebrate this remarkable event. We encourage community organisations to develop their own educational and cultural programmes and apply to the Fund.”

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...

Engaging

Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.

Celebrating

There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.

Pioneering

In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.

Campaigning

Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more:
comments