Grants awarded 2020-2021

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The following organisations received grants during the period of April 2020-March 2021.

Organisation : 1st Sunningdale Scout Group
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1500 (requested £7188)
Charity number: Non Profit Organisation

The grant would be used for the replacement of the current toilet and kitchen facilities, including the hot water system.

Organisation : 4Motion Dance
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £12191 (Year 2 of 3 SLA)
Charity number: Community Interest Group

To focus on new activity across the borough, increasing outreach across RBWM. Currently working with 1000 people from RBWM, they aim to engage with 5000 by end of 3 years, so 4000 increase.

Organisation : 4Motion Dance and Theatre Company
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1000 (Requested £4470)
Charity number: Community Interest Group

For a project called Time for Tea - an intergenerational project that unites people through movement, conversations, and tea to combat loneliness. The workshops aim to support the residents to move on a regular basis, supporting their mobility and physical health. Interaction with the Youth Ambassadors will promote mental wellbeing and support the young people to develop their confidence and leadership skills.

The groups will work together over one year to explore and create performances for their families and local community and produce a film at the end of the project.

Organisation : 4Motion Dance and Theatre Company
Date awarded and period : Interim - September 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £3000 (Requested £5080)
Charity number: Community Interest Group

4Motion applied for the capital grant to strengthen its online service to be able to reach more people across the borough.

We are seeking money for equipment to enable us to run these services, to be able to design and produce our own marketing to contribute to new systems and subscriptions we need to run the online accessible service.

Organisation : 4Motion Dance and Theatre Company
Date awarded and period : March 2021 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1000 (Requested £2759)
Charity number: Community Interest Group

Purchase studio lighting and a laptop.

Organisation : 800 Group
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1000 (Requested £2500)
Charity number: Community Group

To provide admin support, marketing, banners, leaflets, website resources and materials for project groups.

Organisation : Assisting Berkshire Children to Read
Date awarded and period : February 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £750 (Requested £3000)
Charity number: Charity Incorporated organisation

For handbook and training materials, volunteer transport expenses, recruitment, interviewing, initial and further training, introduction to schools and follow up visits, books and games, management and running costs.

Organisation : Adult Dyslexia Centre
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1500 (Requested £2500)
Charity number: 1109112

The grant will go towards funding a helpline which was crucial to provide their charitable and professional services and is the first point of contact for all clients and potential clients.

Organisation : Age Concern Windsor
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £1861 (Requested £1861)
Charity number: 1177688

The grant will pay for part of the repair work to broken and damaged sewer pipes coming from the toilet block of the Spencer Denney Centre.

Organisation : Age UK Berkshire
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £2500 (Requested £5000)
Charity number: 1146462

The grant would go towards increasing the hours of their paid staff member and also to recruit a further three volunteers to support the service and continue to deliver the service to RBWM residents. 

Organisation : All Star Football Academy Maidenhead
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £1000 (Requested £4000)
Charity number: Franchise

Towards more equipment for the children that they can use during their sessions, as well as securing venues for the sessions from September 2019.

Organisation : Autism Berkshire – Bear With Me​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £2000 (Requested £5000)​​​​​​​
Charity number: 1076217

Support the costs of running the Bear With Me social group for adults living in the Windsor and Maidenhead Area.

Organisation : Baby Bank​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £4000 (Requested £5000)
Charity number: Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation/Voluntary Non-Profit Organisation Number 1179580

The grant will be spread across several areas, which include: the purchase of essential one off items such as a hoover and steam cleaner to allow the Baby Bank to clean items in order to re-gift them. They will also purchase items such as mattresses and play/safety equipment to allow children and families to live and play safely in their homes.

Organisation : Berkshire Community Foundation
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £21500 (Requested £21500)​​​​​​​
Charity number: 1155173

The BCF is seeking funds towards supporting community groups working in Windsor & Maidenhead with grants as part of BCF's 'Vital for Berkshire' annual campaign - to help address the needs of RBWM residents.

Organisation : Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £1000 (Requested £2800)
Charity number: 800419

Their physiotherapy is tailored so people with MS can exercise safely, ensuring it is challenging enough to be beneficial but geared so it doesn't cause other symptoms to flare up. To meet their members' needs, their experienced team will provide group and one to one sessions adjusted to the goals and ability of the individuals taking part. They also have treatments targeting pain (APS) and walking (FES) as well as running yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates classes. 

Organisation : Busy Buttons CORE
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £2000 (Requested £5000)
Charity number: 1188606

They plan to enable up to 88 children aged 5 to 15 from within the Royal Borough to participate in a memorable performance commemorating the 75th anniversary since the end of WW2. Their involvement will comprise working on the sets, costumes, props and puppets in preparation for two performances at the Windsor Fringe 2020 and the lantern parade and the Christmas Special show as part of the Windsor Lights Switch-On 2020.

Organisation : Citizens Advice Bracknell & District
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £5728 (Requested £5728)
Charity number: 1065672

The grant will cover the current gap in funding costs from the Royal Borough to continue to deliver their current Ascot outreach advice services based at the Kings Corner Surgery Sunninghill, Ascot Library and Lynwood Village, plus their home visiting service in Ascot, to support the delivery of Social Prescribing to all GP surgeries in Ascot.

Organisation : Clewer Non-Ecclesiastical Charity
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £2500 (Requested £2500)
Charity number: 203562

Construction of new fencing and gates to secure the allotment site at St Andrews Crescent.

Organisation : Clewer Scout and Guide Group​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : January 2021 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1000 (Requested £3500)​​​​​​​
Charity number: Voluntary Organisation, non for profit

To improve the entrance lobby at the HQ hut of the Clewer Scout and Guide Group. The hut has not been updated since it was built over 40 years ago. The improvements include replacing the ceiling, fitting a fire door into the kitchen, replace the lighting, install new notice boards and repaint the walls.

Organisation : Datchet One Stop Shop​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1500 (Requested £1900)
Charity number: 1063290

To cover the cost of rent and the costs of the internet and phone connection for the One Stop Shop in Datchet; it will also pay for an advertisement in the local paper.

Organisation : Driven Forward​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £3600 (Requested £15878)​​​​​​​
Charity number: 1179157

The grant will be used for the launch of the hub and the costs towards the first year of operation. the costs include: the purchase of the generator for the trailer £2,000. Red diesel fuel costs for the running of the generator £3,600 per year. Costco membership for the purchase of bulk essential kitchen items £35. Purchase of kitchen equipment £200. PSUK PAT testing of kitchen equipment £83. Food purchases 2,000 per year. Food & Hygiene certificate Level 2 training for volunteers in the kitchen £360.

Training costs for a tutor once a month to provide cooking lessons and to manage the trailer £3,600. Tutor costs to run training sessions Mutual Aid & Narcotics Anonymous £4,000. The grant will make a massive difference and ensure that the community hub costs are covered for the launch and for the first year.

Vulnerable adults who are supported through RBWM and MEAM will be supported in the hub which will provide a safe place for engagement with them and the delivery of co-ordinated services provided by RBWM.

Organisation : Elizabeth House Cookham
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £4000 (Requested £5000)
Charity number: 277473

To assist in the day to day running of Elizabeth House. A grant from RBWM would be used to enhance the lives of their senior members by helping them to continue running their daily activities with which members are very happy.

Organisation : Eton Community CIC
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1000 (Requested £4500)
Charity number: Community Interest Company

The grant will contribute significantly to enhancing the continued viability of this valued facility and resource, as it will attract some match funding.

Organisation : Eton Wick Village Association & Waterways Group
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £500 (Requested £500)
Charity number: Community Group

The grant will go towards the purchase and installation of a metal shed for the storage of their tools and equipment, including a base of flagstones and secure locks for the door. That will mean the equipment can be centrally stored and available to anyone running/participating in a work party and therefore, the conservation of the watercourses surrounding the village will not be hindered.

Organisation : Eton Wick Village Association
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £500 (Requested £1000)
Charity number: Community Group

VE Day 75th Anniversary - 8 May 2020 - Eton Wick Village Association is linking with the other organisations within the village to hold a multi-venue / multi-event celebration in honour of VE Day. The activities will include a church celebration of peace service, open air community fair, a street party style afternoon tea, army-camp style cinema showing Pathe films and a disco. Any funds received from this application would be used to subsidise the food element of the day, making sure the village veterans are not paying for their celebration.

The grant will also go towards bunting, equipment and some gifts.

Organisation : Family Action
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £2000 (Requested £3000)
Charity number: 264713

The grant will provide trauma-informed counselling support to 10 young carers from their Young Carers Service. Counselling support will be provided by local partner Number 22, who are a well-establishes local charity.

Organisation : Friends of RBWM Libraries​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £2500 (Requested £4114)
Charity number: Small Charity

The Friends of RBWM libraries would like to support the library team in helping to fund the following project: World Book Day 2020 and library activities.

Organisation : Greenacre Residents Association Ltd​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £300 (requested £1500)
Charity number: Not for Profit Company

The grant will be used to purchase a new ride-on mower to replace the old one that needs more and more maintenance each year. 

Organisation : Green Earth Plan CIC​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : December 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1000 (requested £1000)​​​​​​​
Charity number: Community Interest Company

The grant requested is to help start 3 pilot projects within Windsor. The Green Up Our Street projects will be led by Green Earth Plan CIC.

Organisation : High Street Methodist Church
Date awarded and period : December 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £3000 (requested £3000)​​​​​​​
Charity number: Church

The grant will pay for two high quality cameras to assist clients with mock interviews to be replayed back to give them a clear understanding of the way they come across when being interviewed.

Organisation : Holyport Community Trust
Date awarded and period : January 2021 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £3500 (Requested £4000)
Charity number: 1179097

Cost of equipment and installation to convert the very small existing single toilet to a larger accessible facility.

Organisation : Holyport Football Club
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £500 (Requested £1000)
Charity number: Not for profit organisation

To purchase a sit on mower.

Organisation : Maidenhead & District Stroke Club
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £780 (Requested £780)
Charity number: Voluntary Organisation

The grant will be used to pay the annual rent due to SportsAble.

Organisation : Maidenhead & Windsor CAB
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £15300 – Final year of SLA
Charity number: 1085297

Top up for the service budget-based SLA, as agreed in January 2018 - this is their third year of a three year SLA and does not include the 2018/19 additional one off support for Outreach intensive activity.

Organisation : Maidenhead Cycle Hub
Date awarded and period : February 2021 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £4000 (Requested £5000)
Charity number: 1164172

This charity will provide new learning opportunities for young people, support the climate change agenda through low cost and sustainable transport. Encourage healthier lifestyles and low cost family exercise in an area where there is identified high deprivation.

Organisation : Maidenhead Festival​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £3844.07 of £10000 (third year SLA as not awarded).​​​​​​​
Charity number: 1037220

For costs incurred for third year of SLA.

Organisation : Maidenhead Heritage Centre
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £6000 (Requested £20,000)
Charity number: 0145746

The grant will be part of a contribution to salary and core running costs. The regeneration work in Maidenhead has seriously affected the footfall at MHC.

Organisation : Men’s Matters
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1000 (Requested £2000)
Charity number: 1172854

The grant will be spent running the Men's Matters Group in Maidenhead and the Men's Matters Group in Windsor. Both groups meet weekly and use public buildings where rent is payable. In addition, other costs include catering, insurance, excursions, learning workshops, community events and expenses for volunteers. The total costs of running both groups is approximately £5,000 per year.

Organisation : Norden Farm – Replacement & Renewals Plan
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £5900 (Requested £14317)
Charity number: 1013555

The grant will be spent on contributions to the replacements and renewals plan.

Organisation : The Old Court​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £2000 (Requested £7500)​​​​​​​
Charity number: Community Interest Group

A grant is sought to enable marketing at The Old Court to reach new audiences and seek out new service users from areas not currently engaged with. To engage with areas of Broom Farm Estate, Dedworth, West Windsor and Holyport where the Old Court does not currently reach residents. They want to flyer homes, schools, shops, pubs and other buildings those residents frequent. They will specifically target Social Media, carry out essential improvements to the website.

Organisation : The Old Court - Grassroots Music​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £5000 (Requested £10000)
Charity number: Community Interest Group

To create a 3-year nurturing programme for grassroot music groups of all types from the RBWM and Slough area encouraging development of local talent through associated activity and providing paid, professional gigs in a working venue. In conjunction to run backstage/front of house training and opportunity programme for those homeless and vulnerable people to enable them to gain employment and skills.

Organisation : The Old Court
Date awarded and period : March 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £2500 (Requested £3784)
Charity number: Community Interest Group

To execute activities which benefit the community.

Organisation : Old Windsor District Girl Guiding
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1000 (Requested £1000)
Charity number: 306016

The Girl Guides are undertaking much needed refurbishments to their HQ. They are applying for the grant so they can make a purchase of new blinds for the windows for the whole building.

Organisation : Pheonix Gym Club
Date awarded and period :June 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £5000 (Requested £10,000)
Charity number: 1016375

The Gym is relocated to allow for redevelopment and they have been offered land on the outskirts of Fifield, they have secured planning permission and received a grant of £450000 from SportsEngland. Further finance is being sought from Charity Bank and Sporting Assets but there will be a shortfall so they are fundraising.

Organisation : Re:Charge R & R
Date awarded and period :March 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1300 (Requested £1300)
Charity number: 1168554

Building long term relationships and work alongside and support people particularly susceptible to the detrimental effect of the virus. May of the adult clients have faced such challenges as low income, mental health issues, addictions and learning disabilities.

Organisation : Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge – Health Awareness Day 2020
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £750 (Requested £1000)
Charity number: 1166102

The Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge have planned, organised and provided volunteers for the annual Health Awareness Day which has taken place each year since 2013. Each year members of the public from Maidenhead are given the opportunity to have free, immediate health checks.

Organisation : SportsAble
Date awarded and period : February 2021 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £4500 (Requested £4975)
Charity number: 1078742

Essential building maintenance work on the SportsAble Club House encompassing –Roof – making watertight. Windows – New windows and installation. Security – maintenance on the Club House security system.

Organisation : Swan Support​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1000 (Requested £1500)​​​​​​​
Charity number: 1163624

The grant will be spent on running costs to include swan food and petrol for rescues.

Organisation : WAMCF
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £3000 (Requested £5000)
Charity number: 1131156

To go towards a major event in July 2020 held at Taplow Court bringing together the faith communities with the charity and community groups across the Borough.

Organisation : White Waltham Village Association
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £750 (Requested £1500)
Charity number: Voluntary Organisation

For the repair of their five marquees, services of the trailer, a generator for events and replacement tables, chairs and tea urn. They charge minimal amount for their events, they do not have the funds to keep their equipment up to date.

Organisation : Willows Riverside Park Social Club
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £327 (Requested £327)
Charity number: Voluntary Organisation

To provide an electric heater in the disabled toilet.

Organisation : Windsor and Eton District Scout Council​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £3000 (Requested £25000)​​​​​​​
Charity number: 300503

The Scouts are now at planned level two of their project which is to fit out with all sanitary and white goods, showers, flooring, lighting and plumbing for their building.

Organisation : Windsor & Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel
Amount awarded: £1500 (Requested £2850)
Charity number: 296537

For the hire of Eton College Hall for large-scale orchestral concert to be given by the WMSO on Saturday 14 March 2020. Without the grant support, it would not be possible for the orchestra to continue to provide the level of service for the people of the Royal Borough.

Organisation : Windsor and Maidenhead Youth and Community Counselling Services​​​​​​​
Date awarded and period : January 2021 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £2000
Charity number: Registered Charity

We are a registered charity providing free and confidential counselling to adults and young people in Windsor, Maidenhead and Slough, supporting those in distress where clients can feel valued and heard.

Organisation : Windsor Festival – Young Musician of the Year
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £5000
Charity number: 258888

The grant will enable 300 - 500 young people to participate in the Berkshire Young Musician of the Year, will include 25 days of activity, provide training, support, coaching and feedback from up to 50 teachers and professionals and will perform to audiences of up to 600 people.

Organisation : Windsor Horse Rangers
Date awarded and period : March 2021 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Lead Officer and Chairman of Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £1500 (Requested £6000)
Charity number: 1115854

Replace the dilapidated tack room and tractor shed with a new purpose-built building.

Organisation : Windsor Monarchs Wheelchair Basketball Club
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £2500 (Requested £5000)
Charity number: British Paralympic Association. BPPS Ltd Company No. 04577740

The grant will be spent on running costs, court fees, official fees, wheelchair parts & maintenance and administration materials. Being able to provide all of those things will help the team look professional, it will help them pay for training of all volunteers from first aid, table official, coaching and refereeing. It would help to promote the club and the team and bring on potential players and staff to make them a successful club/team.

Organisation : Windsor Old Peoples Welfare Association
Date awarded and period : May 2020 : 2020-2021
Department who awarded grant : Grants Panel​​​​​​​
Amount awarded: £5000 (requested £13,000)
Charity number: 1160714

Improve and refurbish the ladies toilets, and upgrading the men's and ladies toilet facilities, as well as to smooth the entry to the building making it easier for wheelchairs to enter.

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