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Grants Awarded July 2016

The Craven and Beamsley Trusts are pleased to announce that they have awarded grants for the following groups in the funding round for July 2016:

The Craven Trust

Group Project
Bracken Bank District Community Association Security cameras
Bent Architect Theatre Company Contribution to the ‘History of The Northern School of Acting’ production in Keighley
East Morton Community Shop expenses towards consultation with residents
St Ives Bingley RDA Contribution to expenses to take part in National Championship

The Beamsley Trust

Group Project
Happy Days Children’s Charity Theatre Trip for disabled children from Keighley
Friends of Phoenix Special school Leaf Chair
Revitalise Respite Holidays Holidays for disabled people
Skipton Refugee Support Network Items for Refugees

Grants Awarded April 2016

The Craven and Beamsley Trusts are pleased to announce that they have awarded grants for the following groups in the funding round for April 2016:

The Craven Trust

Group Project
Sedbergh Music Festival Music Festival
Burton-in-Lonsdale Bowling Club New clubhouse
Settle Swimming Pool Electronic Point of Sale System
Holden Hall Users Group DJ and Sports training sessions
Keighley Sea Cadets Corps of Drums Kit
Ermysted’s Grammar School Muslim Awareness Event

The Beamsley Trust

Group Project
Bradford Cancer Support New carpet
Clothing Solutions Industrial sewing machine & Laptop

Grants Awarded February 2016

The Craven and Beamsley Trusts are pleased to announce that they have awarded grants for the following groups in the funding round for February 2016:

The Craven Trust

Group Project
The Bronte Spirit Replacement window
Friends of Cross Roads Park Shrubs for landscaping
Silsden AFC Security improvements

Grants for Victims of the Recent Floods

The Craven Trust is keen to add its support  to  the grants and help that is available from other sources. Community Organisations and individuals throughout our area of benefit (see map here) are encouraged to use our normal grants process (see guidelines here and here) and also seek support from elsewhere. If you have any queries please contact Mary Hamilton through enquiries@craventrust.org.uk.

Should you wish to make a donation or want financial support contact your local Community Associations using the links below:

Craven Trust Application Deadlines 2016

Deadline Trustee Meeting
Friday 18th March 2016 Tuesday 19th April 2016
Friday 10th June 2016 Tuesday 12th July 2016
Friday 16th September 2016 Tuesday 18th October 2016
Friday 16th December 2016 Monday 6th February 2017

Dr. Brian Fisher

Brian FisherIn 1995, just after I retired as a G P in Skipton I was approached by Peter Marshall and Colin Reeder. Peter was concerned that there was no Charitable Trust which was local to the area of Craven. A meeting was held and it was decided to call this trust The Craven Trust. I was asked if I would be Chairman and acted in that position until 2000.

I remained as a Trustee, and continued trying to raise money for the Trust to enable us to provide more grant funding to local groups. We had been approached by Trustees of the Beamsley Hospital Trust, as their buildings had been handed over to the Landmark Trust. This Trust was now redundant and had considerable funds available, their Trustees wished to wind up the Trust. The Charity Commission was approached and eventually agreed that the Craven Trust could take over these funds. This we did and ran the two Trusts together.

When the Foot and Mouth epidemic hit Craven in 2000 we decided that we were in a position to set up a fund to raise money for people affected by this devastating problem. As acting Chairman of this fund for over 18 months we raised and distributed about one and a half million pounds, we also provided computers and training for many people in various farming and local trades.

For the last fourteen years I have continued as a Trustee, which I have found extremely interesting, meeting many people from all over the district.

 

Dr. Brian Fisher

Grants Awarded October 2015

The Craven and Beamsley Trusts are pleased to announce that they have awarded grants for the following groups in the funding round for October 2015:

The Craven Trust

Group Project
Friends of Haworth and Worth Valley Fire Station Office equipment
Skipton Rugby Football Club Disabled access to stand
Craven Volunteer Centre Database software
Small World, Keighley Items for new premises
Craven CVS Craven Connect project items
St Anne’s Learning Centre Administration materials

The Beamsley Trust

Group Project
Tall Ships Youth Trust Bursaries
Skipton Baptist Church Food Bank shelving and storage

Grants Awarded July 2015

The Craven and Beamsley Trusts are pleased to announce that they have awarded grants for the following groups in the funding round for July 2015:

The Craven Trust

Group Project
St. Joseph’s Community Centre Hall renovation
Bradford Life education Life Education sessions in Keighley
Gargrave Playground Association Play Equipment
Skipton Puppet Festival Puppet workshops
264 Skipton Squadron ATC Bothy Bags
Dent Memorial Hall Curtains as part of a wider renovation programme
Wilsden Juniors AFC Toilet and hand washing facilities

The Beamsley Trust

Group Project
The Principle Trust Family Holiday Home
The Majestic Church Employment programme
Skipton & Craven Action for Disability (SCAD) Fitting an extra seat to minibus
Fisher Medical Practice Health Champion Activities

Grants Awarded April 2015

The Craven and Beamsley Trusts are pleased to announce that they have awarded grants for the following groups in the funding round for April 2015:

The Craven Trust

Group Project
Keighley Astronomical Society Astronomy and Rocket workshops
Grindleton Recreation Ground Charity Surface Replacement
Overground Underground Festival Festival
Gassington Festival Amronica Consort project
Settle Stories Photography exhibition
Yorkshire Cancer Research Lab Rascals education programme

The Beamsley Trust

Group Project
Scargill Movement Provide disabled access
One in a Million Table football table and X-box
The Memory Tree Project costs
Just Ask Domestic Services Replacement vacuum cleaners

Grants Awarded February 2015

The Craven and Beamsley Trusts are pleased to announce that they have awarded grants for the following groups in the funding round for February 2015:

The Craven Trust

Group Project
Burton Regeneration Group Kitchen for sports pavilion
St. Aidan’s Church, Hellifield Raised area for public events
Sedbergh Wanderers JFC Goal posts
The Rainhall Centre IT equipment
Kelbrook and Slough Village Hall Refurbish and insulate hall
The Peggy Wilson Playing Field Repair swings
Rathmell Reading Room Building works
Highfield Community Association Kitchen upgrade
Sangat Centre New boiler

The Beamsley Trust

Group Project
St. Stephen’s Church, Steeton Refurbishment of Church Hall toilets
British Red Cross Wheelchairs