• 12th April 2023

Quarterly Grants update: Funding awarded January-March 2023

Quarterly Grants update: Funding awarded January-March 2023

Quarterly Grants update: Funding awarded January-March 2023 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We have provided support and funding to a diverse range of organisations and individuals during the final quarter of the financial year, between 1st January and the 31st of March 2023.

We have provided over £6000 in funding to individuals living within the Chippenham parish towards a wide range of things including: – white goods (fridges/fridge-freezers/cookers), furniture, counselling, house removal, emergency debt support and mobility scooter servicing and batteries.

We have also awarded funding to lots of different organisations and groups, all of which provide support and services to our local community. Grants we have recently awarded have included: –

 £1500 toward the Chippenham Sight Loss Service costs provided by Wiltshire Sight. Our funding will help to ensure that everyone living in Chippenham who is struggling with sight loss has easy and effective access to support.

£500 to support the warm space facilities at Chippenham Library. Our funding has helped to purchase supplies of board games, crafts tea, coffee, and biscuits to enhance the experience for Chippenham residents.

£3000 to support the provision of the weekly Chippenham Day Centre, a safe and supportive place for older people to meet in their local community. Our funding will enable the day centre to continue to bring together elderly people for social stimulation, activities, entertainment, and a hot lunch.

£1,364 for outdoor play and learning equipment for Charter Primary School resource base playground.New equipment will include trikes, scooters, outdoor road safety and traffic signs, outdoor games and more. The new resources will positively impact the children’s gross motor development, social skills, life skills and play experiences.

£5000 to help redevelop the Early Years Foundation Stage and whole school outdoor provision at St Paul’s Primary School, enhancing learning experiences for all pupils. New equipment and resources will include a water play wall, wooden climbing wall, mobile maths station, reading nook, tunnels, outdoor seating, scooters, bikes and much more. The grant will enable children will have more fulfilling play experiences, more opportunities to move and enhanced collaborative play time.

£500 to pay for Digital illustration and graphic design workshops for Level 3 Art, Design and Communication students at Wiltshire College and University Centre. Our funding will help the learners to develop their practical and digital skills, the professionalism of their portfolios, gain real working knowledge of the Creative Industries and become more ambitious about their future careers and prospects.

 £8000 towards the provision of additional professional counselling sessions for pupils at Sheldon School, responding to increased demand for mental health support. The funding will fund 5-6 sessions of counselling per week, supporting 5 additional pupils per term than previously possible.

£1500 for a Digital Empowerment Programme run by The Stay Safe Initiative CIC in local secondary schools. Our funding will go towards the delivery of in school sessions for Year 7 & pupils around keeping up with their growing digital lives and building a positive digital future. Issues addressed and discussed in these sessions help promote critical thinking in young people when considering future online activity and behaviour.

£10,000 to provide long term rehabilitation and support for Stroke Survivors and their Carers through the Back on Track. Our funding will help provide rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and counselling sessions to young stroke survivors, free of charge.

 £1440 to pay for visits from Chloe’s Mobile Farm to the children attending Frogwell School Resource base. The visits will provide an opportunity for the children to learn more about the animals, life on the farm and where our food comes from.

£4400 towards the purchase of several pieces of large-scale, permanent outdoor playing and learning resources at Charter Primary School. Our funding will provide mud kitchens, raised beds, outdoor construction tunnels, barrels, reels, outdoor table and more. This will encourage children to play imaginatively, inclusively and with increased levels of challenge.

£600 for the purchase of three C Pens for Charter Primary School, supporting independent reading and literacy for pupils.

£1500 to organise and provide a weekend of affordable music featuring local artists and bands was awarded to Riverbank Studios. The funding enabled the planning and delivery of two fantastic nights of entertainment on a pay what you can basis at the Old Road Tavern during the Fringe February weekend.

A donation of £326 towards a trip for scouts from the 10th Chippenham group to see Tim Peake, at the Bath Forum. Our funding will help make the trip, aimed at inspiring young people to pursue STEM based activities, more affordable for local families.

£293 towards the costs of a performance of Hairy Stars by Wiltshire based production company Knapsack Productions. The funding was awarded to Chippenham Town Council to enable a ‘Pay what you can’ ticket pricing for this performance aimed at teenagers at the Neeld Arts during the Fringe February.

 Are you, or is someone you know, struggling? Do you work for an organisation that provides support or services to Chippenham that is in need of funding or support? Perhaps we can help? We are a grant giving charity here to support the people of Chippenham. We provide a confidential, friendly, and approachable service.

Find out more on about our grant making on this website. You can complete a short enquiry form as an individual or as an organisation/community group. Alternatively, please email us on admin@cblc.org.uk or call 01249 658180 for additional information and help.