The official licensing industry charity body, The Light Fund, is now ready to receive submissions from charities on projects they would like to be considered for funding.
Since its foundation six years ago, The Light Fund has raised £500,000, largely thanks to the generosity of the licensing industry.
Examples of fundraising efforts in 2010 have included the Bobsleigh Race Challenge, Roy Lowe & Sons' 165-mile cycle ride to the Licensing Awards on the Trisockle, raffles at various Max Publishing awards night and the Northern and Southern Light Fund Quiz Nights.
This year, charities are able to upload their submissions online. Simply click here for further details.
"Every single penny that we have raised through The Light Fund has been put to good use, helping thousands and thousands of people," said Ian Hyder, co-founder of The Light Fund and director of The Licensing Source Book. "It has been astonishing the crazy lengths that several in the licensing industry have gone to this year in the name of The Light Fund - the Lowe boys three-man 165-mile bicycle ride to the Licensing Awards, Hamlins' Ian Downs swim across the Channel, the mad bunch who raced down the Olympic bobsleigh run in Austria, not to mention some impressive cross dressing in Las Vegas.
"We look forward to receiving submissions from all manner of charities now so that we can continue to fund lots more worthwhile projects."