£148,000 awarded in Round 3

12 December 2017

THE COMMUNITY will benefit from more than £148,000 worth of grants awarded by Stratford Town Trust in its final grants round of 2017

One of those to receive a grant was DACS, a domestic abuse counselling service in Stratford who received £30,000. Kate Farmer, Chief Executive at DACs said “We are delighted & proud to be supported by the Stratford Town Trust in our work to provide victims of domestic violence with the counselling support they need to increase their safety & reduce risk of repeat violence”.

Multi-year funding of £117,620, along with space at Foundation House, was awarded to Safeline to expand services in the town.  Liz Welsh, Head of Clinical Services said “We are hugely excited to be able to offer a dedicated range of services to the people of Stratford in their own home town and to be working with old and new partners at the recently refurbished Foundation House premises.  Stratford Town Trust have been supporting us for many years and this grant takes their support to a new level. We know that many people in Stratford lead lives which are affected by sexual abuse, from children to elderly people.  We will be able to raise awareness of these issues and reach out to those who might benefit from support who may not have known they could get help”.

Stratford Town Colts Football Club received £7000 towards running twenty nine youth teams, Patrick Halton from the club explained that “funding helps to keep individual player subscriptions lower and therefore more accessible to local children of all abilities, who love playing football”.

Friends of Stratford Shopmobility will receive £5,685 towards new mobility scooters for people with restricted mobility in the town. Elizabeth Dixon, from The Friends said “The Friends of Stratford upon Avon Shopmobility would like to thank Stratford upon Avon Town Trust for their generous grant… This grant is very welcome and like a previous one from the Town Trust will be used to buy the most needed style of mobility scooter….” 

Other grants were awarded to:-

  • The Samaritans - £15,000 to support volunteer recruitment and raise awareness of mental health in the local community
  • Refuge - £15,000 towards running costs for a local project.
  • The Time Out Group - £12,000 to provide recreational activities for children and young people with complex needs.
  • The Literary Festival - £6,615 towards reading groups and story project to run in schools.
  • Entrust Care Partnership - £7,700 to develop the skills and knowledge of young people with a disability preparing for employment, training or business opportunities.
  • Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance - £5,100 towards running costs
  • Graham Fulford Charitable Trust - £1000 to raise awareness of prostate cancer in the town.

Justin Williams, Chief Executive of the Stratford Town Trust, said: “Early in 2018 we will be launching a new grant application process with new priorities which will improve our reach and impact into the community even greater”. 


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