The Consolidated Charity of Burton-Upon-Trent is committed to its historic mission of improving the lives of residents of the town.

THE Consolidated Charity of Burton-Upon-Trent is committed to its historic mission of improving the lives of residents of the town.

Working to that aim has been enshrined in the charity’s constitution for hundreds of years and the trustees are determined to make sure that we can continue to provide that support for centuries to come.

The trustees understand these are difficult times for both the many individual applicants the charity supports and the organisations that provide vital services for the people of Burton.

That’s why the charity took the unprecedented step of creating its Emergency Relief Fund to help with a funding crisis for those key service providers. That has resulted in grants totalling £800,000 being awarded over the last two years from this fund. If you add to that the charity’s other commitments such as educational bursaries, relief in need grants and providing almshouses then that rises to £1 million.

What the trustees hope is that the Emergency Relief Fund has given organisations breathing space and it has done its job. We will always look to provide as much support as we can but cannot guarantee that this fund will be available in the future. All awards were made in the understanding that they would help recipients move towards a position of sustainability and therefore would eventually no longer be needed and we hope that has been achieved.

The charity has to maintain its long-term ability to help the town and its residents and would therefore expect that money available for organisational grants will now return to normal levels.

We hope you will take this into consideration when making future applications.

You can rest assured that the charity will be doing everything possible to provide as much income for grants as possible in difficult economic times and that every application will be as carefully considered as always.

This entry was posted on October 26, 2018