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Burg-Wächter launches cash-based community award scheme.

Published: 3 December 2019 - John King
 

Burg-Wächter has launched an outreach scheme offering cash and security products to support community causes. 

The Burg-Wächter Secure Communities Scheme issues awards of up to £1,000 cash to community-run projects and aims to distribute £12,000 of funds per year.  The awards also include security advice and products with an average value of £150 at retail.

“We hope retailers and stockists will help us attract applications for the scheme,” commented Mark Pearson, commercial director at Burg-Wächter UK.  “If their local community is involved in a project or fundraiser where a cash injection would help, the aim is for stockists and retailers to connect the organisers with our scheme.”

Besides festivals, fetes and shows, the Secure Communities Scheme also applies to maintenance or refurbishment projects relating to community property or open spaces.  This could involve allotments, common areas, village halls, sports fields or activity centres. Community events and activities are also eligible such as school breakfast clubs, food banks or firework displays and fun runs.

Burg-Wächter is known for its safes and post-boxes alongside an extensive range of locking products. Pearson added: “Burg-Wächter regularly receives requests for products to support charitable and community causes, anything from digital door locks or combination padlocks to wi-fi cameras and alarms. The Secure Communities Scheme enables us to formalise and scale up our charitable and community support, so that it reaches a wider audience.”

By asking retailers and stockists to help promote the scheme, Burg-Wächter is hoping to reach as many community organisers as possible. Pilot projects for the scheme included supporting the Maldon Festival of Art and Music in Essex and the Mirfield Show in Yorkshire, UK. Both are grassroots projects run by their local communities for whom a cash award in support of their activity has made a considerable difference.  

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