Over £90,000 in grants given to charities and good causes in the Royal Borough in 2021
16 November 2021: The Prince Philip Trust Fund has given away over £90,000 in grant funding to local charities projects in the Royal Borough over the last 12 months.
At the second and final meeting of the year for the Board of Trustees held last week, £56,000 in grant funds were awarded to 35 different good causes, charities and projects that will support the residents of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Local charities and projects that support the elderly – including Age Concern, Apna Virsa and Men’s Matters – will receive funds for a variety of outreach programmes. Support for young people through education programmes run by Pioneer, Kidscape and ABC to Read will also receive funding towards their projects.
Grants have also been channelled towards supporting sports such as cricket (Boyne Hill Cricket Club), cycling (Maidenhead Cycle Hub and Windsor Cycle Hub) sailing (Maidenhead Sea Cadets) and shooting (Olympic hopeful Michael Bovingdon).
Other local charities to receive funds include; The Baby Bank to buy bedding and mattresses for families in need; The Autism Group for special interest groups and social events for local children and young people living with autism; Browns Community Services CIC for their counselling services to directly support 10 vulnerable, local young people. The Dash Charity, Thames Hospice and Maidenhead Lions Club will also receive funding contributions.
Arts projects that benefitted from funding in this latest round include Norden Farm Centre, Maidenhead Festival for 2022, the Windsor and Eton Choral Society and local filmmaker Alice Wallis, who is creating a short film to highlight the impact of eating disorders on young people.
Chaired by HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the Board of Trustees welcomed its three new Trustees to their first meeting: Elizabeth Hewer, Head of St George’s School, Ascot; Peter McKee, Vice-Provost of Eton; and local entrepreneur and businessman Andrew Try helped to evaluate applications and dispense grant-funds to local good causes and charities across the Royal Borough.