Over £50,000 in grant funds given to 27 local charities, projects and good causes

Tuesday 5 April: Charitable funds with a combined value of over £50,000 have been given out by The Prince Philip Trust Fund to 27 non-profit organisations, community groups and good causes working in the Royal Borough.

In a recent Board of Trustees meeting, chaired by HRH The Earl of Wessex, grants have been given to a typically wide-ranging number of local projects that support residents across the communities of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Projects promoting good health care for women have received grants in this funding round and include Cookham Medical Centre, to help start a menopause outreach programme, and Target Ovarian Cancer to expand their one-to-one counselling and support services in the area.

Windsor Horse Rangers and Cookham Dean Cricket Club are both sports clubs that will receive financial support from the Trust Fund to help towards fundraising for their large scale capital projects, benefitting local residents who use their facilities into the future. Holyport Community Trust will also receive a grant towards the cost of replacing the local children’s playground.

A number of individuals will receive funding from the Prince Philip Trust Fund. One grant has been awarded to Dogs for Autism which will significantly contribute to the cost of finding and training a dog for an autistic resident in Maidenhead, and one local family with a disabled son will receive funding for much-needed sensory equipment. One local teenager has successfully applied for financial support to complete her Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award.

Arts projects across the Royal Borough are being ably supported through grants as well. Maidenhead Music Society, Windsor Festival, Royal Free Singers and Busy Buttons will all receive funding, as will The Windsor Theatre Guild, who will use their grant to purchase electrical and sound equipment which will enable them to put on their performance this coming summer and for many summers yet to come.

Chris Aitken, Secretary and Trustee of the charity said:

“For 45 years now, the Prince Philip Trust Fund has, through grant-funding, been quietly supporting and encouraging so much of the good work, charitable endeavours and community-based activity that goes on across the Royal Borough.”

“And as we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year and also the life and legacy of our Founder, HRH Prince Philip, we are delighted that we are able to continue to build up and support the local communities of Windsor and Maidenhead for more years yet to come.”

Applications are now open for the second and last round of funding for 2022. Applications can be made online at theprincephiliptrustfund.org and will close on 1 October.

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