A Funeral director which has been helping people for a quarter of a century is searching for groups who are doing amazing work in the local community.

Miles & Daughters Funeral Directors launched its first Community Fund in 2023, and assisted charities and other good causes with £6,000 worth of crucial funding for specific projects.

Now, a second round of applications is open for groups to apply for amounts ranging from £300 to £1500 to continue their vital work and continue helping local people.

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Those applying must be able to demonstrate that they will benefit those who live within a three-mile radius of Miles & Daughters Funeral Directors branches in Tadley, Winnersh, Reading, Whitley Wood, Twyford, Bracknell, Crowthorne and Maidenhead.

Area Development Manager, Sarah White, said: “The first round of the Miles & Daughters Community Fund was a great success.

Basingstoke Gazette: A second round of applications is open for gorups to apply for amounts ranging from £300 to £1500A second round of applications is open for gorups to apply for amounts ranging from £300 to £1500 (Image: Miles & Daughters Funeral Directors)

“We supported five brilliant causes with close to £6,000 and we hope to continue the relationships we’ve built with them so far.

“But now we want to hear from more projects who need support in what is a difficult time for charities, not just here, but across the country.

“I am so proud we have been able to offer this opportunity for the community we support day in day out.”

Miles & Daughters Funeral Directors was founded by funeral director Adam Miles back in 1999. They are now part of Funeral Partners, the country’s third-largest funeral business.

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Grants will be available to projects which align with one or more of the fund categories which are health, education, employment opportunities and poverty or social deprivation.   

Each entry will be judged by a panel from Miles & Daughters and an independent panellist.  

The window for applications, which opened on Thursday, February 1 at noon, closes on Friday, March 15.

Those applying must demonstrate how they will improve the quality of life for local residents.  A third window for applications will open in July. 

More information about how to make an application visit milesfunerals.com/community-fund/.  Anyone with any questions relating to the fund should contact the team via email at miles.community@funeralpartners.co.uk