Pre-Christmas gift for 43 local charities, projects and good causes as The Prince Philip Trust Fund gives over £50,000 in latest funding round.

Tuesday 3rd December 2019: At its latest Board of Trustees meeting, chaired by HRH The Prince Edward, 43 charities, individuals, projects and good causes have been successfully awarded over £50,000 in grant funds, bringing its total of funds given out this year to over £95,000.  Within 2019, 80 different charities and good causes across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have now benefitted from grant funding.

Charities and organisations benefiting from funding include schools, sports clubs, arts projects and charities who all who work to support local residents.

Approximately half of all available grants distributed in the latest round of funding have gone to projects that help vulnerable people or those at particular risk of exclusion from the mainstream, such as Whizz Kids who have been helped to buy new equipment for children living with disabilities, and The Baby Bank, a new Windsor-based charity providing essential supplies to new parents in need of support.

Windsor Rugby Club, Pinkney’s Green Cricket Club and Datchet Sea Scouts will all benefit from this round of funding, as will Maidenhead United FC who will receive a grant towards their StandUp for Autism initiative.  A number of arts projects and organisations in the local area will also benefit from funding, including The Old Court in Windsor and Norden Farm in Maidenhead.

A number of schools across the Borough – Manor Green Special School, Holyport College, Charters School, Oakfield First School, Windsor Boys’ School and St Peter’s Middle School – will all receive funds to support a variety of theatrical projects, the purchase of sports equipment, updating playground provisions and improving literacy.

Grants between £2,000 and £5,000 were awarded to eight different projects and charities.

Ross Wilson, Treasurer and Trustee from The Prince Philip Trust Fund said;  “Through the grant applications we receive, we can see the sheer amount of charitable work going on across the Royal Borough, and their work to improve the lives of others and strengthen our communities is as impressive as it is humbling.

“I am incredibly proud of the growth of The Prince Philip Trust Fund over the past 40 years and I have been able to see first hand how these grants make a real and positive difference to so many people.  As we grow our funds, through investments and fundraising, we hope to support more and more residents in the future, and help our community to continue to thrive.”

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