A Christmas boost is on the way to charities who will get to share £40,000 in donations.
And that’s thanks to a community interest company based in the Hartlepool area.
CFB Risk Management, a not-for-profit CIC set up in 2011, provides risk management services to industries operating in the high-hazard private sector.
All profits go back into community projects that improve the safety, health and quality of life for everyone living in the area.
With demand for its expertise increasing and turnover rising, charities are being nominated by staff to share £40,000, with individual donations of up to £2,000 available.
Chairman Ian Hayton said: “We are continuing to grow strongly, securing an increasing number of contracts with blue-chip companies in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical and nuclear.
“We know that, in the current climate, charities are finding it difficult to maintain their vital services to protect the most vulnerable members of our community.
“We hope this £40,000 will give some of them a welcome boost and help them to continue their highly valuable work.”
Cleveland Fire Brigade staff members have been asked to nominate their favourite local charities.
The charity must be registered and its aims should be to improve the safety, health, well being or quality of life for individuals or groups living in the local community.
The successful charities will be presented with their cheques at a special event at Fire Brigade HQ in Hartlepool on December 18.