Reactive Grants 2009

The Arts 2009

HOLYBROOK FESTIVAL £1,000 For the hire of marquees, gazebos, tables and 1 generator for Englefield Flower Show, Drumbreaks Workshop, Circus Skills Workshop
NEWBURY OPERATIC SOCIETY £1,000 To support the next production at the Corn Exchange. A full scale productions costs £25/30,000 to put on
NEWBURY YOUNGSTARS £1,000 to assist with the cost of producing a show in March 2010
NEWBURY YOUTH THEATRE £1,000 to support the devising and production of a new play and commissioning a professional stage designer to build the set
THE BOX THEATRE COMPANY £1,000 for funding a production to be put on at New Greenham Arts at the end of October and the following production at The Watermill Theatre at Easter 2010
THE CORN EXCHANGE £3,500 to take over the Corn Exchange Learning event
THE OPEN STUDIOS SCHEME £4,000 for publishing 10,000 illustrated directories, providing hands-on workshops, helping families, children and young people to achieve, and promoting arts as an occupational therapy
TIME SPANNER (PROJECTS) £1,000 for core running costs e.g. administration, transport etc.
BARFIELD HANDBELL RINGERS £363 for the refurbishment of the remaining 4 handbells from 19th century set and the purchase of carrying cases to house the set
COMMUNITY OF HUNGERFORD THEATRE COMPANY £1,500 to part-fund a live performance for each of the acting groups during 2009/10 specifically venues, staging, lighting, scripts music royalties and costumes
CROMWELL SINGERS £250 to purchase sets of sheet music to supplement the library for concerts
HADCAF £3,000 to assist with start-up costs, increased costs arising from increased fees from artists and hire of venues
HOLYBROOK FESTIVAL £250 to pay for a "drumbreaks" workshop which will be a free activity for those attending
KENNET AMATEUR THEATRICAL SOCIETY (KATS) £450 for maintenance and running costs of existing equipment
NEWBURY NOMADS £375 towards the costs of staging an annual production at the Corn Exchange and day to day running expenses
NEWBURY YOUTH THEATRE £600 to support the devising, writing and tour of a new play looking at what happens to missing letters
OPEN STUDIOS SCHEME £585 for developing and delivering craft skill workshops to patients and occupational therapists at WB Community Hospital with professional artists
TILEHURST EISTEDDFOD £400 to help with the costs of hiring halls and venues for each event
WEST BERKSHIRE COUNCIL on behalf of THE REGENERATION SERVICE £2,000 to fund an art exhibition with the theme "Every Child Matters" to raise awareness of the work carried out with excluded and vulnerable young people


Community Groups 2009

ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND BERKSHIRE £2,000 The ABF run fundraising events annually. The grant will be used to offset the overheads for three events to maximise potential
BACYP (BERKSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF CLUBS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE) £26,000 for a Volunteer Youth Leaders support service in rural West Berkshire and to provide an up to date comprehensive 'What's on' web site with news and information for young people
THE BURGHFIELD CHARITIES £500 for bus travel to Reading from Burghfield for a student studying at TVU (Reading)
CHILDREN FIRST WEST BERKSHIRE £10,000 for role model tenant and training of care leavers - specific for each individual
COMMUNITY YOUTH PROJECT £2,000 to open a youth club 3 nights a week at Greenham Community Centre
COMPTON VILLAGE HALL £10,000 for the removal of the existing concrete/asbestos roof and its annexes and to replace the roof and defective hall lighting
ECCHINSWELL VILLAGE HALL £10,000 to upgrade the existing facilities
GREENHAM YOUTH & COMMUNITY PROJECT £3,000 to fund a Gap Year Volunteer and either part time paid worker or Trainee Youth Worker
HEADLEY COMMUNITY SHOP LTD £3,500 for upgrading shelving, chillers, freezer cabinet and scales
NEWBURY FAMILY CONTACT CENTRE £1,000 for the NACCC registration fee, hire of premises, heating/lighting, insurance, training volunteers, toys etc.
NEWBURY FAMILY COUNSELLING SERVICE LTD £4,000 to continue delivering the service over the next 12 months
RELATE BERKSHIRE £4,000 to provide 500 relate specialist relationship counselling appointments to adults and young people in Newbury
TADLEY & DISTRICT CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU £1,000 to contribute to core funding, especially to assist in meeting the increase in demand during the present economic crisis
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, NEWBURY BRANCH £1,000 for running costs to secure the means to provide support in accordance with their aims
THE NEWBURY COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE £5,000 for a contribution towards the salary and on-costs of the Project Manager at the Community Furniture Project (Newbury).
WANTAGE COUNSELLING SERVICE £1,500 towards subsidising fees for low-income clients resident in West Berkshire
14:21 TIME TO TALK £3,000 for specific running costs to maintain and develop the counselling service to our local young community
ALDWORTH VILLAGE HALL CHARITABLE TRUST £7,000 to provide dedicated parking spaces and improved pedestrian and vehicular access to the village hall
CHAIN (HUNGERFORD VOLUNTEER FORCE) £750 to enable Chain to continue its support given to the community
CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY £82 for support costs for the Newbury debt counselling centre to offer hope to marginalised people in its community. (This figure was to top up a grant from the LSP to the required amount.)
KINTBURY VOLUNTEER GROUP £500 for core funding - mainly running an office open every weekday - rent, heating, community charge etc.
NEWBURY CARNIVAL 2009 £1,800 for funding towards insurance, publicity, signage, barrier hire, first-aid cover, promotion, hiring street entertainers and bands
NEWBURY ROYAL BRITISH LEGION £6,000 to repair the roof of the Royal British Legion building from leaks
VOLUNTEER CENTRE WEST BERKSHIRE £15,000 to employ a volunteer recruitment officer in order in increase participation in regular volunteering and to create volunteering campaigns over two years
WEST BERKSHIRE CAB £14,000 to continue to provide the Outreach Service in rural parts of West Berkshire
WEST BERKSHIRE MINORITY ETHNIC FORUM £5,000 for the development of an Equalities Council, the Interfaith Forum, Women's Development Programmes and identification/support for further minority ethnic communities within the area


Education 2009

BERKSHIRE MAGISTRATES' MOCK TRIAL FUND £1,000 for prizes, printed certificates, refreshments for students taking part, travel grants to the two schools representing Berkshire at the National finals
ECCHINSWELL HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION £938 to take the whole school, 75 pupils, for a trip to the pantomime and attend a workshop
ENBORNE SCHOOL FUND £650 to purchase essential equipment to enable the new school garden to be used to its full potential
THE WINCHCOMBE SCHOOL £950 to enable those children of Winchcombe School at a financial disadvantage to partake in an upcoming extra-curricular residential trip
BICYCLE HELMET INITITAVE TRUST £1,000 towards the costs of educating pupils, teachers and parents on the importance of safer cycling and encouraging more children to cycle
COMMUNITY YOUTH PROJECT £450 to provide specialised first aid training for volunteers working with children and young people
BRADFIELD C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL £23,000 to build a self contained hall, kitchen facilities, toilets, secure entrance and reception, teaching rooms, library and classroom
FIR TREE PRIMARY SCHOOL £200 to provide an opportunity for parents to learn and also support their own children through learning
HAMPSTEAD NORREYS PRIMARY SCHOOL on behalf of THE DOMINOES EXTENDED SERVICES CLUSTER £2,000 to put on an Activity Morning on a Saturday, to encourage families and the wider community to access family and adult learning in the Downland area
JIMINY CRICKET'S PRE-SCHOOL £200 for toys and play equipment specifically designed for learning outside in the new secure garden
MARY HARE SCHOOL £2,000 to purchase a minibus to get children to events and sporting fixtures around the county
NEWBURY & DISTRICT UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION BRANCH £500 to assist with entry fees and expenses for West Berks local secondary schools to attend Model United Nation general Assemblies (MUNGA's)
PANGBOURNE PANTHERS BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CLUB £2,550 for games, books, DVDs, craft materials, local trips, additional temporary staff for Holiday Clubs and a covered outdoor area for children's games
THEALE UNDER 5'S £1,000 for resourcing existing and new staff
WARREN PRE-SCHOOL £498 to provide a new PC and height appropriate PC trolley


Health 2009

BERKSHIRE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS THERAPY CENTRE £1,000 To meet 15% of the regular treatment costs of West Berkshire and Hampshire residents with MS
NEWBURY & DISTRICT CROSSROADS £500 to enable a successful support group for carers to increase its capacity and provide support for additional carers
ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY WEST BERKSHIRE £1,386 to support the branch office rental costs and monthly newsletter distribution costs
BERKSHIRE COUNTY BLIND SOCIETY £10,000 to enhance the quality of life of 145 visually impaired people living in and around Newbury
BERKSHIRE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS THERAPY CENTRE £1,000 to meet 5% of the direct cost of providing therapy to the residents of West Berkshire known to have MS
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - NEWBURY BREAST CARE £300 to meet venue hire costs for a fashion show to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care
CHILDREN'S HEART FOUNDATION £900 for two vital INR blood monitoring machines for use by children with heart conditions in the community
MYASTHENIA GRAVIS ASSOCIATION £500 to provide MGA medical information packs to approximately 60 GPs, dentists and opticians in the local area
NEWBURY RIDING FOR THE DISABLED £2,400 to fund one of the ten weekly classes for one year
ST MICHAEL'S HOSPICE (NORTH HAMPSHIRE) £4,000 for an extension to St Michael's Hospice which will house additional Therapy/Consulting rooms and an education facility
A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL £400 for a speaking/talking computer package for internet and homework for a registered blind person with mobility problems
WESSEX CHILDREN'S HOSPICE (NAOMI HOUSE) £10,000 towards building a new hospice called Jacksplace


Nature & Conservation 2009

BERKSHIRE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE & OXFORD WILDLIFE TRUST £3,500 to provide the remaining matched funding to engage a Project Officer for BBOWT's landscape scale biodiversity project in West Berkshire
FIVE A DAY MARKET GARDEN £625 for gardening materials, educational equipment and marketing materials
TRINITY SCHOOL PTA £580 to facilitate several ecological projects within the school grounds
5 A DAY MARKET GARDEN £800 for gardening equipment and materials, educational equipment and marketing materials
AN ORNITHOLOGIST £1,450 for the purchase of specialist equipment to see the monitoring of the avian population of Greenham Common project through the next ten years


Recreation & Leisure 2009

FRILSHAM & YATTENDON YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB £500 to pay for the use of all weather training facilities
HEADLEY 60's FRIENDSHIP CLUB £500 to help towards the cost of hall hire and two outings a year
NEWBURY RIDING FOR THE DISABLED £2,000 to fund one of the ten weekly classes for one year
NEWBURY SCHOOLS FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION £1,000 to cover the cost of hiring New Greenham Park's Liberty Ballroom for indoor football and paying for outdoor venues, trophies, medals and kit
THATCHAM TOWN LADIES AND GIRLS FOOTBALL CLUB £500 for the general running of the club: kit, training/coaching, new goals & other equipment, pitch hire, referees, volunteer training course
AXFORD EXPLORERS £650 to purchase first aid training equipment
BUCKLEBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL £400 to purchase training equipment, tracksuits for pre-game warm ups and anything the team need through the year
HEADLEY 60'S FRIENDSHIP CLUB £700 to help towards the cost of hall hire and two outings a year
SILCHESTER DISTRICT SCOUT COUNCIL EXPLORER UNIT £919 to provide lightweight camping equipment so that young people age 14 - 18 can take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
THATCHAM TOWN CRICKET CLUB (TTCC) £1,000 to provide further training and match facilities for the club's Colts Section by laying a new pitch
TUESDAY CLUB, HUNGERFORD £1,000 to provide our more severely disabled members with a chance of a week's holiday which they could not otherwise undertake
VITALISE £1,227 a 10% contribution towards the cost of providing 30 care break weeks for disabled people from West Berkshire
WASH COMMON JUBILEE PARK £2,770 for benches/picnic tables for additional recreational facilities
WEST BERKS DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD COMMITTEE £1,800 for training volunteers to coach, a Presentation Ceremony for their efforts and a fund to help the more financially disadvantaged, to ensure DofE success for all participants
WEST BERKSHIRE MENCAP £2,560 to partly fund the 2009 summer playscheme for children with special needs