The Light Fund now open for charity project submissions

The licensing industry charity, The Light Fund is now open for charities wishing to apply for funding.

Charities are now invited to put forward any projects that they would like the organisation to consider for funding and have until Wednesday, November 25th to do so.

The Light Fund has welcomed applications for funding from any registered charity organisation whose beneficiaries are children, women or men since its formation in 2004.

To date, the group has raised over £800,000 which has funded around 115 charity projects both in the UK and overseas.

As a result of last year’s fundraising efforts, 16 distinct charity projects are now underway with The Brain Tumour Charity, Challenge Africa, Children’s Brain Tumour Foundation, The CHildren’s Trust, Children With Cancer UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

MS-UK, New Life, Orchid Cancer Trust, Prostrate Cancer UK, Royal Free Hospital, Rinabow Trust Children’s Charity, Spread a Smile, The Venture Force Foundation and Whizz-Kidz projects are also underway.

The Light Fund raises sum throughout the year via various fundraising efforts such as this year’s 400 mile Cycling Challenge from London to Utrecht in June which raised over £70,000 for the charity while the raffle at The Licensing Awards raised another £13,000 for the charity.

"With the proceeds from Prgressive Preschool Awards as well as The Light Fund’s Southern Quiz happening in November, we are on course for a record fundraising year for The Light Fund, which means we will be able to fund even more charity projects," said David Scott, treasurer of The Light Fund.

The Light Fund committee will meet in December to vote on which of the submitted charitable projects to support from the amount raised this year. Successful charities will be informed mid December and will receive the the funds by the beginning of January 2016.

Charities have until Wednesday November 25 to make their submissions online via The Light Fund website. (

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