Chapel volunteers win Team of the Year!

HUGE congratulations to our amazing team of Guild Chapel volunteers, who have scooped Team of the Year at the annual Pride of Stratford Awards! A huge thank you to all of you for volunteering your time to help share our very special Chapel with visitors from far and wide. We really couldn’t do it without […]

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Apply now – first main grants round of 2019

FROM big grants to small, the community is being invited to apply for funding as Stratford Town Trust opens its first round of main applications for 2019. Anyone can apply for funding to support a charity, organisation or group – as long as the project benefits the people of Stratford-upon-Avon town. Grants are distributed via […]

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Special Feature: Guild Chapel wins Sir John Betjeman Award

WE WERE overjoyed to see the Guild Chapel winning the Sir John Betjeman Award for 2018 – the prestigious annual prize bestowed by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The award commended the skilled conservation of the Chapel’s internationally-significant medieval wall paintings, applied late in the 15th/early in the 16th Century and […]

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Almost £130k for the community in final grants of 2018

THE COMMUNITY will benefit from almost £130,000 worth of grants being announced by Stratford Town Trust in its final round of 2018. Funding totalling £129,173 is being awarded to support 16 different causes. One of those organisations hoping it will make a big difference is The Friendship Project for Children, a Warwickshire charity which matches […]

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Future of Domestic Abuse Counselling Service secured by Town Trust funding

CRITICAL funding keeping a domestic abuse counselling service open in Stratford has been granted by Stratford Town Trust. The Trust will support the Domestic Abuse Counselling Service – known as DACS – over the next 3 years, awarding £99,000 in total, which is £33,000 per year. It’s the final multi-year funding grant being announced by […]

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Multi-year funding of £610k for six local charities

MULTI-YEAR funding totalling more than £610,000 to support six local charities has been announced by Stratford Town Trust. The funding will be allocated to each organisation over a period of three years.   The Shakespeare Hospice has been awarded £150,000 to support its Hospice at Home Service, providing 24-hour advice, care and support for patients with […]

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£140k grant supports innovative mental health service

People in Stratford-upon-Avon who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems are to benefit from an innovative mental health service thanks to a special grant from Stratford Town Trust. The grant, to the value of £140,000, will be used to offer an additional service for the adult population, over and above statutory mental health […]

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Blooming brilliant!

“What a lovely thing a rose is!” – a quote from Arthur Conan Doyle. This climbing rose, Zepherine Drouin, is just part of the wonderful display of plants and flowers in the garden at the Nicol Ward at Stratford Hospital which benefits patients, their visitors and staff. All this is made possible by the hard […]

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Full house at Foundation House

JUST six months after the ribbon was officially cut, more than 20 local organisations are now part of a new community at Foundation House. Based in Masons Road in Stratford, Foundation House is a vibrant new facility; a hub offering invaluable space to a huge range of groups, charities and organisations all working to benefit […]

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Milestone Mark for Maternity Unit Appeal

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is excited to announce that the appeal for the new midwifery led birthing unit at Warwick Hospital has reached half of its fundraising target thanks to the Stratford Town Trust.  The Birth & Babies Appeal was launched in April 2017 and aims to raise £200,000 to be invested into special […]

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