Charity awards more than £50,000 to local organisations

A Burton Charity has awarded more than £50,000 in grants to organisations and good causes in the town at its latest meeting.

The Consolidated Charity of Burton upon Trent will be handing out cash to eight groups, including a £10,000 grant to Burton Hospitals League of Friends and £21,000 towards the cost of a new astroturf facility to Burton Hockey Club.

The League of Friends is celebrating its 35th anniversary and is looking to raise £35,000 to pay for an optical retinal camera for Queen’s Hospital. The £10,000 grant will push the group closer to its target.

Burton Hockey Club is working with key partners such as East Staffordshire Borough Council to create a new astroturf facility in Burton and the £21,000 will go towards the total cost of more than £540,000.

Other organisation to be successful in the latest round of grant applications were:

-  East Staffordshire Citizens Advice Bureau – awarded £9,920 to help provide IT skills workshops;

-  All Saints With Christ Church – awarded £679.99 for replacements ovens to help it provide Christmas lunches for vulnerable people;            

-  One Recovery Burton – awarded £1,400 towards the costs of delivering art and music therapy groups;

- Pulse for Music Staffordshire – awarded £1,500 towards the costs of an art café for adults with additional needs;

- Burton and District MIND – awarded £6,000 towards the costs of a new garden office room providing a    purpose-built space for holistic therapy treatments;

- Able Too Forum – awarded £933.27 towards the costs of staging the Able Too Fun Games 2015.

Consolidated Charity Chairman Ben Robinson said: “We are delighted to again be able to help a wide variety of organisations whose work makes a huge impact on Burton and its residents. The Charity is dedicated to making a difference within our community and we believe these grant awards will help us deliver on that commitment.”

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 and 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

This entry was posted on September 29, 2015