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

Project

GCT Grant

Alfred Palmer Memorial Trust

Essential Playing Field Maintenance

£5,000

Brightwalton Parish Council

Brightwalton Play Equipment

£1,459

CHAIN of Hungerford

CHAIN of Hungerford, partial office running costs

£2,000

Community Christmas

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

£5,000

Community Youth Project

An affordable Street Dance Project at Bishops Green

£1,962

Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres

Extending the time at Dingley's temporary home

£3,360

Inkpen Parish Council

Inkpen Parish Council Junior Football Team

£1,500

Irene Codling

Young at Heart Community Group Activities Sep 2013 - March 2014

£950

Kingsclere Rugby Club

U8's mini tag rugby playing kit

£310

Kintbury Volunteer Group

Running costs of Kintbury Volunteer Group

£1,150

Morrell Room Management Committee, Streatley, Berkshire.

Refurbished Lighting for the Community Hall

£2,000

Newbury Musical Theatre Society (formerly Newbury Operatic Society)

"Guys and Dolls" April 2014

£3,000

Newbury Royal British Legion Club

Disabled toilet and club room re-furbishment.

£5,820

Newbury Spring Festival

Concerts at St Nicolas Church

£5,000

North Hampshire Medical Fund

The Pinpoint Appeal - targeting cancer with advanced radiotherapy technology

£20,000

Relate Berkshire

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

£2,000

St John's Church Newbury

Parish (Community) Room - New Carpet Flooring

£1,000

St Nicolas Performing Arts Projects

Sing Christmas!  2013

£360

Thatcham Methodist Church

boiler replacement

£1,000

1st Theale & Calcot Scout group

Creating Capacity Grant

£1,000

Thatcham WI

Thatcham WI craft project

£557

The Bruce Trust

The Bruce Trust Silver Anniversary Appeal

£25,000

The Corn Exchange (Newbury) Trust

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

£2,177

The Corn Exchange (Newbury) Trust

Young Corn Exchange - Three Year Development Plan

£10,000

The Watermill Theatre

Broadening the Artistic Programme @ The Watermill Theatre.

£5,000

Viv Wilson

Stockcross Village Pantomime

£658

Welford Parish Council Steering Committee

Welford play area-MUGA

£10,000

May 2013

Applicant Name

Project

GCT Grant

1st Theale & Calcot Scout group

Creating Capacity Grant

£1,000

1st Wash Common Scout Group

Urgent Repairs to Scout Hut

£3,018

3rd Newbury Scout Group

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

£996

A Class Act

"The Mark" at Arlington Arts in December 2013

£1,500

AFC Hermitage Football Club

AFC Hermitage Football Club

£645

Berkshire MS Therapy Centre

Provision of Physiotherapy to People with MS in West Berkshire

£3,600

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Linking the Landscape in West Berkshire

£9,000

Burghclere with Newtown Parochial Church Council - Newtown District Church Council

Newtown Church - Required Exterior Maintenance

£2,000

children 1st West Berkshire

Cornerstone project - tutor

£2,600

Community Youth Project

School Holiday Activities at Bishops Green

£2,365

Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres

Temporary home for Dingley

£2,000

Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres

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

£3,600

Enborne Primary School Gardening and Wildlife Club

Enborne C of E Primary School Gardening and Wildlife Club

£720

Five a Day Market Garden

Commuity Wildlife Gardening for All

£1,600

Free Legal Advice Group for Domestic Violence (FLAG DV)

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

£3750

Frilsham Future Implementation Group

Frilsham Defibrillator Project

£250

Hampstead Norreys FreeFest

Hampstead Norreys FreeFest

£1,173

Highclere Parish Church Bellringers' Association

Highclere Bells Repair and Maintenance

£2,427

Hungerford Literary Festival

Hungerford Literary Festival

£1,500

Judith Cooper

Newbury Community Apple Day

£600

Kingsclere Cricket Club

Colts Artifical Wicket and practice Mat

£3,000

Life Education Centres Thames Valley

Refurbishment of the West Berkshire mobile classroom

£2,238

Little Heath Skate Park Action Group

Improvements to skate park at Little Heath

£3,600

Mortimer Village Partnership

Mortimer Fun Day 2013

£2,000

Mortimer Youth Football Club (incorp Mortimer Hornet and Stingers)

Junior & Youth Football Expansion

£3,600

Newbury Baptist Church

Newbury Baptist Church Hall - modernisation for seniors work

£2,500

Newbury Chamber Choir

Newbury Chamber Choir

£1,500

Newbury Choral Society

Storage and movement of concert staging

£1,500

Newbury District Ornithological Club

NDOC Club - Presentation Projector & Laptop

£1,330

Newbury Musical Theatre Society (formerly Newbury Operatic Society)

Sweeney Todd

£1,500

Newbury Street Pastors

Newbury Street Pastors

£4,050

Parenting Special Children

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

£1,500

Penny Post Community Website

Penny Post Community Website & Newsletter - ongoing maintenance costs

£1,096

Relate North and East Hampshire & Borders

Young Persons Counselling

£3,000

Sport in Mind

Newbury Mental health football sessions

£2,351

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

Thames Valley Amateur Boxing Club

Boxing: the next generation Capital costs only

£5,000

Thatcham Neighbourhood Warden

Junior Warden Summer Residential.

£500

Thatcham Social Club

Sanitary improvements

£2,000

Thatcham Town Cricket Club

Refurbishment & Improvement of cricket covers system

£1,465

The Hurst Singers

Save our choir

£515

The National Trust

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

£17,000

The Newbury Community Resource Centre Limited

Wildlife Education Area at the Growing 2gether Project

£3,600

Trustees of Aldermaston Parish Hall

Kitchen refurbishment

£2,000

TSF Thomas Slater Fund

Henwick Worthy Bmx Track

£4,500

West Berkshire Citizens Advice Bureau

West Berkshire Citizens Advice Bureau - Outreach Service

£5,000

West Berkshire Foster Carers association

West Berkshire Foster Carers Association Annual Event

£1,500

West Berkshire Indian Society

Mega Diwali 2013 & related cultural awareness events Venue hire

£2,000

West Berkshire Mencap

Vehicle for people with learning disabilities

£3,000

West Berkshire Mencap

Drop in Advice and Guidance Service

£2,500