Prince Philip Trust awards £43k to good causes

Prince Philip Trust awards £43k to good causes


Justin Burns

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Prince Philip Trust awards £43k to good causes
The Duke of Edinburgh is patron of the trust which has awarded grants

The Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough has awarded grants and guarantees totalling £43,000.

The Trustees of the Prince Philip Trust Fund meet twice a year, usually in April and November, when they consider applications for financial support to individuals and organisations with projects that meet the criteria set out in the Trust's objects.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh is patron of the Trust Fund.

Since its foundation, the Trust has distributed in excess of £1m.

The full list of groups awarded grants: 

Family Friends in Windsor and Maidenhead - £1,000 towards the costs of a programme of children living with mentally ill parents.

Cross Roads Care, Windsor & Maidenhead - £1,500 towards the provision of respite care for carers of families in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead looking after relatives suffering from dementia and Alzheimers.

Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre - £1,500 towards therapy treatments for residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

Thames Hospicecare - £2,000 to enable the provision of a programme to assist residents of the Royal Borough suffering from life limiting illnesses.

Thames Hospicecare: Maidenhead Fundraising Group - £900 to meet the cost of organising a concert in April 2013, at Taplow Court, Maidenhead, to raise further funds for Thames Hospicecare.

Berkshire County Blind Society - £2,000 as a contribution towards the costs of a programme of activities and family support during 2013 for visually impaired people of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Calibre Audio Library - £1,500 contribution towards the cost of delivering their audio library service to residents of the Royal Borough.

Whiz-Kidz - £2,500 contribution to the cost of providing a powered wheelchair for a child living in Windsor.

Churches Together in Maidenhead - £200 contribution to the costs of organising the annual Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day, at SportsAble, for disadvantaged residents of Maidenhead who would otherwise be alone at Christmas.

St Mary's Church, White Waltham - £5,000 towards the costs of building a new centre for the church and community in White Waltham.

Church of St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean - £5,000 towards the costs of rebuilding and extending the Vestry as a centre for church and community activities in Cookham Dean.

Clewer St Stephen Church, Windsor - £500 towards the costs of re-storing, repairing and repainting the Calvary War Memorial.

Clewer Youth & Community Centre - £500 towards the cost of re-roofing the flat roof to the kitchen area.

Cookham Reach Sailing Club - £2,000 towards the costs of refurbishing the clubhouse kitchen and the purchase of a new cooker.

St Mary's RC Primary School - £2,500 towards the costs of extending the playground to compensate for the loss of playground space to the building of new classrooms.

The Lawns Nursery School, Windsor - £1,000 towards the cost of restocking learning boxes with resource items for Early Years Literary Lessons.

Windsor Girls' School - £2,000 to cover the cost of purchasing and fitting a new floor in the sixth form study area as part of a refurbishment project.

Royal Free Singers, Windsor - £2,000 towards the cost of presenting a concert performance of Mendelssohn's 'St Paul' at School Hall, Eton College, in March 2013 as part of this amateur choir's 40th anniversary programme.

Windsor & Eton Choral Society - £2,500 towards the cost of performing a concert 'Brahma Requiem' at School Hall, Eton College in December 2012.

Maidenhead Choral Society - £500 towards the cost of a performance of 'Stabat Mater' and 'Te Deum' at St Mary's Church, Slough, in May 2013.

The Grimm Players, Maidenhead - The Trustees awarded a guarantee against loss of up to a maximum of £1,500 in respect of the production of 'The Sound of Music' to be performed at The Desborough Suite, Town Hall, Maidenhead, in February 2013.

5th Windsor Scout Group - £3,000 towards the cost of extending accommodation at the Scout Hut in Dedworth, for use by the Scouts and other groups in the Dedworth community.

12th Windsor Scout Group, Clewer - £1,400 towards the cost of replacing camping dining shelters for patrols at weekends and summer camps at various locations throughout the UK during the year.

Windsor Local History Group - £500 towards the cost of publishing and printing a book entitled: 'Windsor and Eton Express 1812-1830; The Charles Knight years' to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the local newspaper in 2012.


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