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Burg-Wächter offers community support during Covid-19 crisis

Published: 27 March 2020 - John King

Burg-Wächter has today announced it is amending its unique outreach scheme that offers support to community causes. 

While the Burg-Wächter Secure Communities Scheme is suspending its cash awards due to the current situation with Covid-19, it is continuing to offer community support.  Spokesperson Mark Pearson explained: "Our scheme supports community events and activities.  In the current situation, these types of projects can no longer go ahead. However, we know that many communities now need to secure community property, equipment and outdoor areas. 

"So we intend to continue to offer Community Security Kits through the scheme for the foreseeable future.”

Applications for the amended scheme can be made through the website  

Communities can apply for up to £150 worth of product. The emphasis is being placed on supporting as many applications as possible within an overall limit of up to ten kits per month. The amended Secure Communities Scheme will run for as long as it is possible, based on external factors, or until the original awards are reinstated.

Mark Pearson said:  “Burg-Wächter launched the Secure Communities Scheme in November last year.  Since then it has supported 10 community projects as varied as music festivals, agricultural shows, bonfire night fundraisers, bike maintenance training schemes and a cross section of youth projects.  

"We have been delighted to help these projects bring some amazing and effective ideas to life, in aid of local communities.  Going forward we are doing what we can to maintain our support to local communities without compromising the health, safety and security of anyone involved.”

Burg-Wächter is known for its safes and post-boxes alongside an extensive range of locking products.  Mark Pearson explains: “Burg-Wächter regularly receives requests for products to support charitable and community causes; anything from quality padlocks, cash & key boxes to technology driven security such as wifi-cameras and smart alarms.  The Secure Communities Scheme enables us to formalise and scale up our charitable and community support, so that it reaches a wider audience.”



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