Wanborough Community Fund started out several years ago when a small group of people took on the reins of running the May Day Fayre, Scarecrow Trail and Quiz nights. The idea of this new organisation is to run local community fundraising events to raise funds for local projects / activities / groups. The Fund covers Wanborough, Liddington, Hinton Parva & Bishopstone as many of the supporters for our fundraising events come from all areas of the Benefice.
Through a grant application and allocation process Wanborough Community Fund will support local groups / activities as funds are available. This new organisation is now registered with the Charity Commission as Wanborough Community Trust and is now able to allocate funds through an application process.
With funds in our account now we are keen to start the application and allocation process so groups/projects/events can benefit from the fundraising many of our villagers have been supporting for the last few years.
The types of projects that have already shown an interest whilst we’ve been waiting to secure Charity status are: Liddington Bells replacement project; Wanborough local history storyboards project; scout group coach transport to International Jamboree; annual event for senior members of the community; bi-annual event for junior members of our community. There will be many more… perhaps a feasibility study for the setting up of a community shop/café; other local groups needing funds for equipment / clothing etc.
Once registered, applicants will make a presentation to the Trustees to secure some or all of their requested funds for their particular application. Conditions will be attached to completing the projects and spending the funds in a timely way; we will ask for a completion report so we can publicise and promote the projects /activities/events and encourage more members of the community to support our fundraising efforts each year.
So…do you have the start of an idea for a community project / activity? Are you involved with a local group that needs funds for a specific piece of equipment or activity?
Visit https://www.wanborough.info/wanborough_community_fund.html for more information including our Grant Awarding Policy.
Email wanboroughCT@gmail.com expressing an interest to apply for funds from Wanborough Community Trust and get the ball rolling… an application form will sent to you.
Whilst we are happy to chat with people as their early thoughts turn into more concrete plans we will not be able to make application requests on behalf of others; individuals need to be passionate enough about their idea that they can bring it to the decision making table and then execute its delivery.
Wanborough Community Trust