Letting imaginations run wild

PUPILS at St. Gregory’s School are enjoying a brand new Key Stage 1 playground thanks to a £25,000 grant from Stratford Town Trust. The entire infant area has been transformed into an artificial-grass-covered adventure playground ready for imaginations to run wild.  A new cycle track and challenging wooden climbing frame complement the pre-existing trim trail, […]

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Welcome to the house of fun!

FOUNDATION House in Stratford is throwing open its doors on Sunday 6th October to become a Fun Palace for the day! The event is free and there will be activities for all. Some of the highlights are learning how to be a radio DJ, jumping on the arts bus with Escape Arts, becoming a secret […]

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Help us take our next steps…

WE WANT your views! Stratford Town Trust are excited to be undertaking a consultation that will help shape our future and deliver our strategy for 2021-2025. Our consultation  survey is now available and we would love to hear from you! You have until the 25th October to tell us what really matters to the people […]

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Pathway to success

WE love to see the outcome of the projects we fund and were so pleased to attend the official opening of Heart of England Mencap’s new home of their Pathway Day Service. We supported the refurbishment of Elta House with a grant so that a former office could be transformed into a comfortable and functional […]

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A rainbow of summer stories

FINDING ways to entertain the children for free over the long summer holidays can often be a challenge. This summer, we have funded Kate’s Storytree to provide a summer full of stories for families to enjoy. There will be storytelling, a chance to play and also the opportunity to  help weave a rainbow which will grow […]

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Young people invited to share their story

WE WERE delighted to sponsor Stratford Youth Forum’s presence at Stratford River Festival on Saturday 6 July so they could officially launch their Film Competition, #YourStratfordStory, aimed at young people aged 11 to 18. Working with the Forum as part of our wider conversations with young people at projects like Stratford SkatePark will help us lead and support innovative initiatives that make Stratford a great […]

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Save the date for our AGM

Our members are invited to join us for our AGM on Wednesday 10 July, 7pm at Stratford Play House, Rother Street. This is an opportunity for us to share with you our highlights and achievements during the past year and for you to help shape our future. We do hope you are able to join us. […]

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Shedding light on DIY cure for loneliness

THE INNER workings of a shed might not seem a very likely subject for a film, but local filmmakers Charlie Budd and Ben Atkinson discovered tools, tea and a spot of DIY have been changing lives at Men’s Shed Stratford-upon-Avon. The Men’s Shed movement began in Australia as a way for men over the age […]

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Locals celebrate new-look community centre

AN OPEN DAY took place at Bishopton Community Centre on 12 May where locals were invited to celebrate its recent refurbishment thanks to a £15,000 grant from Stratford Town Trust. The improvements have included the provision of new flooring and lighting, making the centre more accessible and inviting for the whole community. The project was […]

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All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely ‘scarecrows’

  Stratford’s first Community Scarecrow Festival is being held this year during Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration Weekend 27th and 28th April 2019 on Bancroft Gardens and  Escape Arts are joining forces with Stratford Town Trust to deliver some  exciting new community activities. Community groups, schools, and families are being invited to make scarecrows that will form […]

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