Record Total of Organisation Grants Awarded

A Burton Charity has handed out a record £138,500 in grants to organisations and good causes at its latest meeting.

The Consolidated Charity of Burton will be handing out cash to 15 groups, including more than £30,000 to help East Staffordshire Citizens Advice Bureau continue to provide its services to people in the area.

The second highest grant, of more than £18,000, was awarded to the Burton Afghan Society to help refurbish the community centre where it is based, so the group can work for the benefit of local residents.

Other major awards went to Rolleston Cricket Club, as it looks to build a second pitch, and Burton Albion Community Trust, which has recently received planning permission for a new community artificial football pitch at the Pirelli Stadium.

The Charity’s Chairman Ben Robinson says: “This is the highest amount of money the Trustees have awarded at a single meeting and further demonstrates the Charity’s commitment to helping groups and organisations which serve the community and provide major benefits to the people of Burton.

“We are delighted to be able to support such a wide variety of different organisations, all of whom help make a difference in the communities they serve.”

The full list of grants awarded is:

Burton Photographic Society                                                                                 £1,350.00

Replacement of projector and laptop


SARAC                                                                                                                     £11,000.0

Annual rent on its base in Burton


C.R.E.S.T.                                                                                                                  £7,775.00

Purchase of replacement minibus


Rolleston Cricket Club                                                                                             £9,384.00

Towards the costs of a second cricket pitch and equipment


East Staffordshire Family Support (Harvey Girls & Dads4Dads)                     £10,000.00

Helping pay the core costs to keep the service going


East Staffordshire Citizens Advice Bureau                                                        £31,220.50

Helping towards the costs of providing face-to-face advice in Burton


Rough Hayes Community Centre                                                                          £4,000.00

Refurbishment costs


Burton Albion Community Trust                                                                          £15,000.00

Towards the costs of new 3G community pitch at the Pirelli Stadium


Belvedere Allotment Association                                                                              £550.00

Toilet and storage facilities


Burton Community Centre for Burton Afghan Society                                     £18,487.20

Centre refurbishment


St Mark’s Church, Winshill                                                                                      £7,000.00

Replacement of old boilers for new boilers


St Chad’s Church & Community Centre                                                               £8,000.00

Fit for purpose toilet refurbishment


St Modwen’s Parish Church                                                                                 £12,325.00

Installation of sound amplification system with induction loop

for the hard of hearing


Burton and District Arts Council (BADAC)                                                          £1,000.00

Young People’s Arts Bursary Award Scheme 2016


Paget Pals PTA                                                                                                         £1,417.50

Towards costs of the Duke of Edinburgh awards                                                                                                                            


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

This entry was posted on April 19, 2016