Past Grants

From 1978, under the new Charity Commission distribution rules, to 2018 the trust has given Town Share grants to benefit the inhabitants of Warwick to the value of nearly £8.1 million.

Listing nearly 40 years of grants isn’t practical, but the summary below shows some of the larger and more interesting ones, as well as a feel for more recent grants

Year

£

Recipient

Purpose

1988

80,000

Warwick District Council

All weather pitch at St Nicholas Park

1990

100,000

Oken’s

New alms houses in Bowling Green Street

1991-2

150,000

Warwick District Council

St Nicholas Sports Hall

1991

150,000

Myton Hospice

Rainbow Appeal

1991

60,000

Northgate Methodist Church

Refurbishment

1992

30,000

Warwick United Charities

Modernise Westgate alms houses

1993

100,000

Oken’s

Modernise Castle Hill alms houses

1993

15,000

7th Warwick Scouts

New hut

1995

13,000

Warwick Pageant

Pageant recreation

1996

20,000

Warwick Ambulance Assoc.

New ambulance

1997

50,000

Playbox Theatre

Development of new theatre

1997

100,000

Castle Hill Baptist Church

Refurbishment

1998

100,000

Lord Leycester Hospital

Repairs and renovations

2001

100,000

Warwick Hospital

A&E Appeal

2001

42,000

Fusiliers Regiment

Refurb museum at St Johns

2001

61,000

Warwick Corp of Drums

Resurface marching area

2001-6

50,000

Hill Close Gardens

Refurbishment

2002

20,000

Warwick District Council

Skateboard park at St Nicholas Park

2002-4

98,000

St Edith’s Home, All Saints

Refurbishment

2003

60,000

GAP Community Centre

Refurbishment

2003

47,000

Warwick District Council

All weather pitch at St Nicholas Park

2003

35,000

Mencap

Residential facility at 38 Oakwood Grove

2003

40,000

Myton Church

New church centre

2004

30,000

Queens Royal Hussars

Museum refurbishment

2008

85,000

Warwick Hospital

New Cancer Ward appeal & Sculpture

2009

27,000

Castle Hill Baptist Church

Hall roof repair

2009

25,000

Friends of Myton Pool

Refurbish pool and improve access

2010

40,000

Lord Leycester Hospital

Roof repairs

2011

51,950

Chase Meadow Residents

New Community Centre

2011

55,000

Saltisford Evangelical Church

Church rebuild and expansion

2013

5,000

Yeomanry Museum

Display cabinets

2014

20,000

Myton Hospice

2014

32,000

Saltisford Canal Trust

New community and educational facility

2015

15,000

Citizens Advice Bureau

2016

25,000

Warwick Corp of Drums

Building refurbishment

2016

12,500

Guys Cliffe Walled Garden

New paths

2016

10,000

Oken’s

Enhanced Medical Care at Home project

2017

25,000

South Warwickshire Heart

End of Life service

2018

15,000

Myton Hospice

2018

10,000

The Gap

Older Adults Programme

2018

10,000

Oken’s

Enhanced Medical Care at Home project

It is clear from the schedule above that the size of grants has fallen over the years. The Trustees now endeavour to make sure that as many organisation as possible are represented.

The able list does not include the numerous state schools, who are also major beneficiaries of the Trust’s grants. From 2012 to 2018 they have received more than a third of all grants.

The other Warwick endowed charities (Oken’s, Warwick Apprenticing Charities, Charity of Sir Thomas White, Warwick Relief in Need and Warwick provident Dispensary) have all been beneficiaries when the Trustees believe that they are better able to target resources. Collectively they have received £1.01 million with the major recipient being Warwick Apprenticing Charities, who are best placed to give grants to youngsters at school, heading into tertiary education or starting a business.

Over 230 different organisations in Warwick have benefit from grants since 1987. In addition there have been many grants to individuals. Recipients in the last 5 years include: