About us

What we do

The Mountsorrel Community Support Fund helps residents of Mountsorrel who find themselves in need, hardship or distress.

The Mountsorrel Community Support Fund was created specifically to support local people by providing financial assistance in the form of grants, which do not have to be repaid. In 2020 we gave grants totalling £113,292 to support local people during times of need, hardship and distress. Grants are also made to organisations for specific projects to benefit the people we support.

We are able to help in a variety of ways and over the years have helped members of the community with electrical household products, decorating, carpeting, mobility equipment (e.g. mobility scooters that are not supplied by Social Services), hospital travel expenses, footcare, gardening and many other items and services.

The organisation is funded from investments managed by Mountsorrel United Charities, which was set up in 1874.

For more information about the Mountsorrel Community Support Fund (which is the working name of the Mountsorrel Relief in Need Charity), as well as Mountsorrel United Charities, see the online Charity Commission Register.

Vision

Our vision is our “dream” - our source of inspiration and what we’re ultimately striving for: to remove poverty, hardship and distress in Mountsorrel.

Mission

Our mission is why we exist, what we do, and the path we take to achieve the vision: to be a “safety net”, providing items and services to Mountsorrel residents when they are most in need.

Values

Our values are the beliefs we share. They define how we behave when undertaking our mission, and how we expect others to behave: we are empathetic, caring and considerate. We are respectful and non judgemental.

A little bit of history

The Mountsorrel Community Support Fund evolved from several smaller charities which have been caring for people in the Mountsorrel community since 1874. The oldest of these was the “Charity of Ralph Smalley for the Poor” which dates back even further to the seventeenth century.

Trustees

Chris Berry
Liz Blackshaw
Alan Brown
Roger Carroll
Ben Davies
Paul Harris
Nicci Illett
Penny Maguire
Fred Newitt
George Overton – Chair
Rev. Colin Resch
Linda Tyman
Geoff Wainwright
Rachel White

We occasionally have vacancies for co-opted trustees, especially for people who have lived experience of living in need, hardship or distress; and for people with relevant professional experience. Please contact info@mountsorrelcsf.org.uk if you would like to be considered when we next have a vacancy.

T. 07931 129360

E. info@mountsorrelcsf.org.uk

Charity number: 217615