£400,000 handed out to good causes

VITAL community organisations in Burton have received a £400,000 boost this year thanks to the work of one of the town’s oldest charitable bodies.

The Consolidated Charity of Burton has handed out £145,658 to organisations who can make an impact in the community this year.

In addition, it has awarded a further £254,342 to charities hit by funding cuts from its Emergency Relief Fund. That brings the total to £800,000 in the past two years.

The Consolidated Charity made five grant awards at its final meeting of 2018 handing out £38,619.

They went to:
East Staffordshire Borough Council – towards the costs of the annual Sports Scholarship Awards;
The Eagle’s Nest Project- to help core costs in delivering practical skills projects for disadvantaged young people;
St Giles Hospice – to help with the costs of a Lymphedema clinic;
Burton Youth For Christ  - to help with core costs of delivering programmes to seven to 25 year olds;
Carver Road Community Centre – towards the costs of repairs and improvements.

Consolidated Charity Chairman Ben Robinson said: “We are delighted that we have again been able to support so many different organisations, over what has been a very challenging year for many charities.

“We believe our Emergency Relief Fund has played an important part in helping key organisations make the transition to sustainability and has now done its job.

“Despite that we have managed to sustain our level of support in the other areas we make awards including educational bursaries and relief in need grants.

“We are always looking to make grants to organisations which make a major difference in the community and we know the money we hand out is used wisely and productively.

“We look forward to helping more organisations and groups in 2019.” 

This entry was posted on December 14, 2018