Competition launched to name your community orchard!

AN EXCITING new project to create a community orchard at Rowley Fields has been announced thanks to a partnership between Stratford Town Trust and Friends of Rowley Fields. Working with local specialist The Heritage Fruit Tree Company, the orchard will feature a variety of heritage fruit trees including quinces, medlars and gages along with the more […]

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Festive Funding Boost for Local Charities

GOOD causes in Stratford have received a welcome financial boost thanks to funding awarded as part of our final funding round of 2019. More than £219,000 has been distributed to 12 local voluntary and community groups. Entrust Care Partnership has been awarded £10,666 to provide a Family Support Worker to work with families caring for […]

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Eco success

FOUNDATION House welcomed the local community to its first ever eco market on 29th November. Twenty stalls offering environmentally friendly products attended, enabling people to swap their usual shopping basket contents for more sustainable and ethical alternatives. Stalls included environmentally friendly soap, make up, cleaning products, reusable nappies and delicious vegan cakes. Also present were […]

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Eco market

Ring out the old, ring in the new

THE ‘GREAT BELL’ at the Guild Chapel is ringing throughout the town again thanks to refurbishment work commissioned by Stratford Town Trust. The Bell has a long and significant role in the history of the town and was originally cast as a curfew bell on 10th July 1633. William Shakespeare, who lived for some years close […]

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The Guild Chapel bell

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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