Application for Grants 2023
Following a successful first three years trading at Bledington Community Shop and Café, we are looking for local community projects requiring support.
Previously we have donated £2,000 to Bledington School, match funded by the Bledington School Association, to buy new school computers.
We have made further grants, to:
Bledington Primary School: £500, to be matched by Bledington School Association, for additional books, not covered by public funds, that will benefit the entire school
St Leonard’s Church: £1,000, as a special one-off grant towards post-Covid 19 repair and maintenance of the fabric of the building as a historic village asset
Bledington Music Festival: £1,500, to assist this registered charity to promote and market relaunching the Festival in 2022, following the costly cancellations of 2020 and 2021.
Bledington Platinum Jubilee: £1,530 to the appeal
Bledington Playground appeal: £1,500 towards the cost of new play equipment for younger people within the village
We will usually consider grant applications twice annually.
The purpose of the shop charity, BaFCA, is to: “to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Bledington and Foscot and its environs….to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life”
WHO CAN APPLY
- Any local group or organisation that meets the purpose of the charity
- Typical grant size: £200-£1,000 (may consider other)
- Preference is for match funding
We have no firm deadlines, but will consider applications during the year. We usually meet twice a year, and will consider applications at those meetings.
HOW TO APPLY
On a single page of paper, please outline:
- Who are beneficiaries and how they will benefit from the grant
- Who is responsible with contact details
- Details of what is to be funded
- Details of other finance needed or match funding available
- Timetable of needs
Please speak to any of the charity trustees for help with your application.
For more information, or to discuss please contact:
Michael McCulloch (Chair), Ben Woodward (Treasurer), Rebecca Hesse or Benjamin Ball, Trustees
Bledington and Foscot Community Association Ltd
Registered Charity Number:
Bledington Community Shop
The Old Orchard