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Stronger ties between businesses and the local community discussed over breakfast

The benefits of businesses working closely with community organisations and the opportunities opened up by Crowdfund Frome was the focus of the latest Frome Business Breakfast, hosted by Frome Town Football Club on Tuesday 6th December.

Over 30 local business people came to hear how firms can become directly involved with their local community. Gary Collinson, the Football and Operations Director at Frome Football Club, said, “Sponsorship benefits businesses as much as those they support, giving publicity to products and services or simply providing a good day out for staff and customers.”

Paul Wynne, Frome’s Town Clerk, outlined the upcoming project Crowdfund Frome as a new way local businesses can show support for charitable projects by directly contributing towards fundraising targets or offering advice and expertise. He said “With this project, Frome Town Council has set aside £25,000 to provide match funding for community projects. Eligible projects must work towards building an active and flourishing community, increasing environmental sustainability, or help with the prosperity across the town and could attract a pledge of up to £5000 from the Town Council.”

Crowdfund Frome will also act as a new space for local businesses to raise money for their own projects as well as increase the awareness and visibility of their organisations. Find out more, and how your business could benefit, via www.crowdfunder.co.uk/frome

The Frome Business Breakfast sessions are jointly organised by Frome and District Chamber of Commerce, Frome Town Council, and AM Personnel’s Mairi Connelly and attract sell out audiences every month. The next breakfast event will take place on Tuesday, 7th February and will look at physical and mental wellbeing for employers and employees. The cost including a full English breakfast with tea and coffee is £10.For more information on the Frome Business Breakfast events contact Charlie Orr on 07702167184 or email orrc@frometowncouncil.gov.uk. Alternatively, find us on Twitter and look out for further updates via fromechamber.com and frometowncouncil.gov.uk.

9 December 2016
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19 January 2021
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