The Charity has handed out more than £174,000 in grants to organisations and good causes at its latest meeting

This takes the total handed out this year to more than £540,000.
 
The charity has already handed out more than £333,000 to help key organisations in East Staffordshire stave off a funding crisis. The charity set up its Organisation Emergency Fund 2017 after trustees saw charity service providers facing a shortfall due to cuts in grant support.
 
In addition, trustees awarded £32,800 in organisational grants at its February meeting.
 
The charity’s chairman Ben Robinson says: “There continues to be major financial pressures on many groups and organisations who make a major impact on people’s lives in the town.
 
“We have received an unprecedented level of applications but we are delighted to be able to meet these needs and support another diverse group of good causes.
 
“We are sure the money we provide will be used well to benefit the people of Burton, which is what the Consolidated Charity is all about.”
 
The following organisations were awarded grants at the May meeting
 
Police and Crime Commissioner’s CSR Fund  
Burton Cadets programme
 
Heath Road Toddler Group                                                                                    
New play equipment
 
Red Lion House Charity
Refurbishment of former pub into a community centre
 
Burton Musical Theatre Group
New Lighting
 
Brackenwood Road Big Lunch 
Helping pay costs of event
 
Carver Road Community Centre                                                                             
Repairs and refurbishment
 
Able Too Forum                                                                                                     
Able Too Fun Games 2017
 
Burton Breast Care Support Group                                                                     
Voluntary group expenses
 
Fishing in Safe Hands                                                                                            
Angling coaching programme
 
Burton Physically Handicapped and Disabled Club                                               
Coach trip and meal for members
 
13th Burton Scout Group                                                                                    
Tarmac of car park and outdoor play area
 
Eagle’s Nest Project                                                                                              
Ninjitsu and home cooking skills project
 
Tower View Primary                                                                                               
Sustainable outdoor classroom
 
Changes Tamworth                                                                                                  
Mental health programme support in Burton 
  
Burton Albion Community Trust                                                                        
Young Persons Employability Programme
 
Mobility Link Ltd                                                                                                    
Transport for elderly and vulnerable people in Burton       

                                                                                                                   
The Consolidated Charity is an endowed charity which aims to benefit the residents of Burton by providing almshouse accommodation and by making charitable grants to individuals in need and to organisations which serve the community.

It is thought that the charity dates back to the 16th century to the time of the dissolution of Burton Abbey and the craft guilds. However, the first recorded reference appeared in 1709 when there was an inquiry into the condition and administration of the Town Lands charities which were later to be amalgamated into the Consolidated Charity.

Amongst the early benefactors were William Finney, Abbot Beyne School, Lady Paulet, Ellen Parker, Richard Allsopp, Francis Astle, Richard Bowle, Mrs Almond, Mr Robinson, and Elizabeth (Beth) Johnson. Over the centuries the charity has gradually accumulated a number of town properties, workhouses, almshouses and financial bequests from a wide variety of sources.

It is run by a group of volunteer trustees. Anyone wishing to apply for a grant or to find out more about the charity should visit www.consolidatedcharityburton.org.uk

 

This entry was posted on May 25, 2017