Rare Breeds Centre receives £13,000 Grant to help fund City & Guilds Tutor

Published: 30 March 2015

Rare Breeds Centre receives £13,000 Grant to help fund City & Guilds Tutor

The Rare Breeds Centre, part of Canterbury Oast Trust has been awarded a fantastic grant of £13,000 to help fund a tutor for their Granary Restaurant.

As part of the COT training programme, around 20 students receive training and work experience within the charity’s restaurant at the Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch.  The training programme  supports people in gaining work experience, skills and confidence in a working environment. Some of these students are also working towards achieving their City & Guilds certificate in catering.

The CSIS Charity Fund is an independent charity linked to the Civil Service Insurance Society (CSIS), a not for profit insurance intermediary which markets its products exclusively to current and former civil and public servants.  The Charity Fund receives virtually all the Society’s annual trading surplus and, as such, aims to create a virtuous circle by recycling monies back to people in those communities. 

Gill Noble, Chairman of the Charity Fund said it was committed to its longstanding objectives of helping people in the civil and public sector who were facing the uncertainties of hardship, illness and loss of income throughout the UK.  In the last six years alone it had donated more than £4million to support such causes. 

Angela Phipps, Fundraiser for COT said “It’s excellent that our students are benefiting from the CSiS’s work within the community. Many people have been given the opportunity to improve their lives due to the long support we have receive from the Fund”.

To find out more about COT, please contact our Fundraising team on 01233 861493 ext 241.