Unicom starts community scheme


Fixed line service provider Unicom is launching a Community Support Scheme, offering funding for community organisations around its ten regional offices.

The scheme invites applications from community groups that support disadvantaged people, promote sport and the arts, support education and development and help the environment.

Community groups that benefit local people in Manchester, Nottingham, Crawley, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Leeds and Sheffield are invited to apply for the scheme.

Unicom operations director Chris Earle (pictured), who is spearheading the campaign, said: “Unicom takes a pride in its position, not just as a local employer but also as a successful telecoms provider helping local businesses save money.

“Our ongoing success means we are able to offer financial support to some of the excellent community initiatives which make the towns and cities where Unicom is based a better place to live.

“Many of these groups rely on the dedication and commitment of volunteers and we hope to assist those most in need of funding to continue providing essential community services.”