Boro and business backing for £10,000 Goalden Giveaway

June 19th, 2015

TEN Teesside charities, community groups and schools have a chance to share a cash jackpot in the fourth £10,000 Goalden Giveaway.

The £10,000 fund is being made available by charitable movement Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.

The Foundation is funded by Teesside businesses and individual patrons including Middlesbrough FC who are backing the Goalden Giveaway.

The money will be split between 10 charities, community groups and schools – with dozens of local good causes expected to apply to make the shortlist.

The initiative follows similar Goalden Giveaway that attracted applications from not-for-profit organisations across Teesside.

Foundation chairman Andy Preston will lead a selection panel that faces the tough task of choosing the 10-strong shortlist.

Also on the panel will be representatives of Middlesbrough FC and some of the Foundation’s other patrons that include many of Teesside’s leading companies.

Boro fans and supporters of the good causes will then have an opportunity to vote via the Foundation’s official website at for the good cause they believe most deserves the money.

The charity receiving most votes will receive £2,500 together with a visit from two Boro first team stars.

The second-placed charity will receive £1,500 and those placed third to fifth £1,000. There’ll be £750 for the charities getting the sixth and seventh most votes and £500 for the remaining good causes.

Foundation chairman Andy said: “With Boro’s support, our previous Goalden Giveaways have proved to be hugely popular – so we’re now making it a fixture in our calendar.

“It’s an exciting way to donate money to some of Teesside’s amazing community groups that need our help and get the public involved in our Foundation. It also raises the profile of our charity and the various community groups that take part.”

Previous winners of the Goalden Giveaway’s £2,500 top prize include Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club, Teesside Wheelchair Basketball Club and Trinity Holistic Centre at James Cook University Hospital.

Others to have won a share of funds include Community Campus Billingham, Loftus Dolphins Swimming Club, 1st Saltburn Scout Group and My Sisters Place in Middlesbrough.

To apply, complete the Goalden Giveaway application form here

Deadline for entries is Friday, July 10 2015. The online vote is expected to take place from mid-July.

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