Charity Trustees Award more Grant Aid to local Community


CHARITY Trustees have checked out a new minibus which they helped to pay for.

C.R.E.S.T. provides facilities for sport and recreation for young people and adults with learning disabilities in East Staffordshire and was awarded £7,775 towards the cost of a new minibus by the Consolidated Charity of Burton.

C.R.E.S.T. was one of 15 organisations awarded nearly £140,000 of grant aid from the charity at a meeting earlier this year.

At the Charity’s most recent meeting, Trustees not only got a chance to see the minibus bearing the Consolidated Charity logo but also awarded more money to organisations making an impact in the community.

Burton and District YMCA was granted £35,000 to help fund its work with vulnerable and homeless people in the town.

Age UK was awarded £17,000 to help it continue to provide services for older people in East Staffordshire and Burton Civic Society was granted £6,000 to help pay for ornamental plaques on the historic Ferry Bridge currently on display in the Town Centre.

Consolidated Charity Chairman Ben Robinson says: “We are delighted to have made three more important awards which will help organisations who make a real difference in the town continue their good work.

“The three awards also show how the Charity helps a diverse range of projects and groups.

“We were also delighted that C.R.E.S.T. was able to purchase the minibus with our help and we are sure that it will be a major benefit to the group.”

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 run by a group of volunteer Trustees. Anyone wishing to apply for a grant or to find out more about the charity should visit


Pictured: George Fargher shows Patricia Ackroyd the new minibus with other Consolidated Charity trustees looking on.

This entry was posted on July 22, 2016