Reactive Grants 2013

In the November round the Trust awarded a total of £116,263 to 26 organisations.

49 organisations were successful in the May round, receiving a total funding pot of £129,689.

As part of the May round, the Trust also asked local school pupils to sit on a Youth Distribution Committee to make decisions on which good causes should receive a pot of £15,000. Many thanks go to members of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for their valuable input into the grant aid process.

Here are the successful grant applications for the Trust's two grant rounds in 2013. 

November 2013

Applicant Name


GCT Grant

Alfred Palmer Memorial Trust

Essential Playing Field Maintenance


Brightwalton Parish Council

Brightwalton Play Equipment


CHAIN of Hungerford

CHAIN of Hungerford, partial office running costs


Community Christmas

Community Christmas: aims to promote & support free Christmas Day events for the elderly


Community Youth Project

An affordable Street Dance Project at Bishops Green


Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres

Extending the time at Dingley's temporary home


Inkpen Parish Council

Inkpen Parish Council Junior Football Team


Irene Codling

Young at Heart Community Group Activities Sep 2013 - March 2014


Kingsclere Rugby Club

U8's mini tag rugby playing kit


Kintbury Volunteer Group

Running costs of Kintbury Volunteer Group


Morrell Room Management Committee, Streatley, Berkshire.

Refurbished Lighting for the Community Hall


Newbury Musical Theatre Society (formerly Newbury Operatic Society)

"Guys and Dolls" April 2014


Newbury Royal British Legion Club

Disabled toilet and club room re-furbishment.


Newbury Spring Festival

Concerts at St Nicolas Church


North Hampshire Medical Fund

The Pinpoint Appeal - targeting cancer with advanced radiotherapy technology


Relate Berkshire

Relate counselling to help parents and children aged 5-18 cope with relationship breakdown at home.


St John's Church Newbury

Parish (Community) Room - New Carpet Flooring


St Nicolas Performing Arts Projects

Sing Christmas!  2013


Thatcham Methodist Church

boiler replacement


1st Theale & Calcot Scout group

Creating Capacity Grant


Thatcham WI

Thatcham WI craft project


The Bruce Trust

The Bruce Trust Silver Anniversary Appeal


The Corn Exchange (Newbury) Trust

ManMade 2013-Participatory dance project for boys in West Berkshire using specialist practitioners.


The Corn Exchange (Newbury) Trust

Young Corn Exchange - Three Year Development Plan


The Watermill Theatre

Broadening the Artistic Programme @ The Watermill Theatre.


Viv Wilson

Stockcross Village Pantomime


Welford Parish Council Steering Committee

Welford play area-MUGA


May 2013

Applicant Name


GCT Grant

1st Theale & Calcot Scout group

Creating Capacity Grant


1st Wash Common Scout Group

Urgent Repairs to Scout Hut


3rd Newbury Scout Group

3rd Newbury Scout Group Endurance80 - 80km in 24 Hours to Raze our Hut


A Class Act

"The Mark" at Arlington Arts in December 2013


AFC Hermitage Football Club

AFC Hermitage Football Club


Berkshire MS Therapy Centre

Provision of Physiotherapy to People with MS in West Berkshire


Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Linking the Landscape in West Berkshire


Burghclere with Newtown Parochial Church Council - Newtown District Church Council

Newtown Church - Required Exterior Maintenance


children 1st West Berkshire

Cornerstone project - tutor


Community Youth Project

School Holiday Activities at Bishops Green


Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres

Temporary home for Dingley


Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres

More play sessions at Dingley West Berkshire- (for referrals from Social Services)


Enborne Primary School Gardening and Wildlife Club

Enborne C of E Primary School Gardening and Wildlife Club


Five a Day Market Garden

Commuity Wildlife Gardening for All


Free Legal Advice Group for Domestic Violence (FLAG DV)

A free fortnightly legal advice surgery in Newbury for victims of domestic violence and abuse.


Frilsham Future Implementation Group

Frilsham Defibrillator Project


Hampstead Norreys FreeFest

Hampstead Norreys FreeFest


Highclere Parish Church Bellringers' Association

Highclere Bells Repair and Maintenance


Hungerford Literary Festival

Hungerford Literary Festival


Judith Cooper

Newbury Community Apple Day


Kingsclere Cricket Club

Colts Artifical Wicket and practice Mat


Life Education Centres Thames Valley

Refurbishment of the West Berkshire mobile classroom


Little Heath Skate Park Action Group

Improvements to skate park at Little Heath


Mortimer Village Partnership

Mortimer Fun Day 2013


Mortimer Youth Football Club (incorp Mortimer Hornet and Stingers)

Junior & Youth Football Expansion


Newbury Baptist Church

Newbury Baptist Church Hall - modernisation for seniors work


Newbury Chamber Choir

Newbury Chamber Choir


Newbury Choral Society

Storage and movement of concert staging


Newbury District Ornithological Club

NDOC Club - Presentation Projector & Laptop


Newbury Musical Theatre Society (formerly Newbury Operatic Society)

Sweeney Todd


Newbury Street Pastors

Newbury Street Pastors


Parenting Special Children

Local Online support for parent/carers with children and young people with disabilities


Penny Post Community Website

Penny Post Community Website & Newsletter - ongoing maintenance costs


Relate North and East Hampshire & Borders

Young Persons Counselling


Sport in Mind

Newbury Mental health football sessions


St Mary's Church, Greenham Wallpaintings Restoration Project £1,635

Thames Valley Amateur Boxing Club

Boxing: the next generation Capital costs only


Thatcham Neighbourhood Warden

Junior Warden Summer Residential.


Thatcham Social Club

Sanitary improvements


Thatcham Town Cricket Club

Refurbishment & Improvement of cricket covers system


The Hurst Singers

Save our choir


The National Trust

Sandham Memorial Chapel: 2014 and beyond - west elevation works only


The Newbury Community Resource Centre Limited

Wildlife Education Area at the Growing 2gether Project


Trustees of Aldermaston Parish Hall

Kitchen refurbishment


TSF Thomas Slater Fund

Henwick Worthy Bmx Track


West Berkshire Citizens Advice Bureau

West Berkshire Citizens Advice Bureau - Outreach Service


West Berkshire Foster Carers association

West Berkshire Foster Carers Association Annual Event


West Berkshire Indian Society

Mega Diwali 2013 & related cultural awareness events Venue hire


West Berkshire Mencap

Vehicle for people with learning disabilities


West Berkshire Mencap

Drop in Advice and Guidance Service