£45,000 given to local charities, good causes and projects by The Prince Philip Trust Fund

The Prince Philip Trust Fund has given out £45,000 in its latest round of grant funding to local initiatives, charities and good causes that will benefit over 25,000 residents of the Royal Borough in Windsor and Maidenhead.

The royal charity chaired by HRH The Prince Edward, in the first of its bi-annual meetings this year, granted funds to 37 successful applications from a range of organisations including schools, sports clubs, arts projects and charities who all who work to support local residents.

Local charities and community projects to benefit from funding this year include Daisy’s Dream, My Cancer My Choices, Recharge R&R, Thames Valley Positive Support, People to Places, Tall Ships Youth Trust, The Ark Trust, Citizens Advice Bureau in Maidenhead and Windsor, Furze Platt Scout Group and Driven Forward.

Local festivals, choral and orchestral societies also received grants as did The Kevin Cruise Foundation which is helping sick children and disadvantaged families to be able to see local theatrical productions.

Six schools across the Borough – Beech Lodge School, Beehive Pre-school, Charters School, Cookham Dean Primary School, Furze Platt Primary School, Trevelyan Middle School – will receive funds to support a variety of projects including helping hard to reach pupils, buying library equipment and providing outdoor sensory equipment.

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

Chris Aitken, Secretary and Trustee for The Prince Philip Trust Fund said; “I am often humbled to see, through the grant applications we receive, the sheer amount of diverse and inspiring projects and charitable activity that goes on across the Royal Borough. We are delighted we can support some of these good causes – and so many of the residents they serve – through this latest round of funding.”

The Prince Philip Trust Fund, set up in 1977 to thank HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh for his service to the community during the first 25 years of the Queen’s reign, divests grant funds to a variety of not for profit organisations and projects that are able to show that they serve the residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Funds are generated for the charity through a mixture of investments and fundraising events.

Applications can be made to The Prince Philip Trust Fund online at the website www.theprincephiliptrustfund.org and future applications will be considered in the next Board of Trustees meeting later in the year.

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