Grants of £57,000

The Charity has handed out more than £57,000 to organisations who can make an impact in 
the community.

The Consolidated Charity of Burton made nine grant awards at its latest meeting.

They went to:

1st Rolleston Scout Group - towards the cost of installing an access lift;
Barton Hockey Club - to help with the purchase of new match goals;
Breast Milk Mummies – to help this group provide breastfeeding support to mothers;
Burton Photographic Society – for its Covid-19 recovery plan;
Burton YMCA – to support its Positive Pathways project;
Everyone Active – towards the costs of the East Staffordshire Sports Awards;
The Community Church (TCC) Burton and District – for Burton CAP Centre;
The O’Connor Gateway Trust – to support the organisation’s Recovery Academy;

Consolidated Charity Chairman Ben Robinson said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has added financial pressures on many organisations and groups, so the charity’s support is more important than ever.

“I’m delighted that we have been able to step up and help a diverse range of organisations at our latest meeting.  We are, as always, committed to providing grant support to groups who make an impact in the community and we are sure these latest awards will be well used and benefit a wide range of people.”

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

This entry was posted on November 17, 2020