MORE THAN £50,000 AWARDED TO GOOD CAUSES
The Charity has handed out £50,052 to organisations who can make an impact in the community.
The Consolidated Charity of Burton made 10 grant awards at its latest meeting.
They went to:
16th Burton (Stapenhill) Scout Group - to help pay for the costs of a new marquee;
Belvedere Park Junior Football Club – to pay for the costs of perimeter fencing;
Brackenwood Road Big Lunch – towards the costs of a community street party;
Burton and District Mind– to help pay for new computers;
Burton Breastcare Support Group - to support its activities for group members;
Burton Rugby Football Club – for equipment to look after pitches at its new site near Tatenhill following the move from Peel Croft;
The Little Theatre Company – towards the rent on its premises;
Carver Road Community Centre – towards the costs of maintenance of the centre;
Eagles’s Nest Project – to provide activities for disadvantaged young people;
Rolleston Almshouse Charity– towards the repair and maintenance costs of the buildings.
Consolidated Charity Chairman Ben Robinson said: “This is our first grant meeting of the year and we received a lot of high-quality applications for some very deserving causes.
“This ranges from sports groups and community centres to support organisations and charities, all of whom do a great job making a positive difference to the people of Burton. We are delighted to be able to offer them so much needed financial support.”
THE CONSOLIDATED CHARITY: WHO WE ARE
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 March 20, 2020