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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Showing the love to celebrate 1st birthday at Foundation House

IT WILL be hearts and flowers all round at Foundation House this month as Stratford Town Trust celebrates the hub’s first birthday by encouraging thanks and kindness. Foundation House, on Masons Road, officially opened in February 2018, to build a community of charities, local groups, social enterprises and changemakers in Stratford. Providing a wide range of […]

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Letter to Members

Dear Member I am writing to wish you a happy new year and to introduce myself as the new Chief Executive of Stratford Town Trust. Since I came to the post in the autumn I have learnt so much about the work of the Trust and have been impressed by the range of groups, charities […]

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