.Grants Made 1st April to 31st March 2014

During the 12 months to the end of March 2014 we made 157 grants to a total value of £146,048. Twelve grants were made of £250 or less. Fifty eight grants were made to a value of between £250 and £999, seventy five grants between £1000 and £1999, nine between £2000 and £2999, two of £2000 and 1 of £5000. Whilst the size of grant averages a modest £1000 the Trustees are very impressed as to how much added value can be achieved by voluntary and charitable organisations. It is always difficult to accurately make an accurate impact assessment but in the majority of cases where grants were made we do receive a report or note as to the effect our grant has had in the community. It confirms our view that there is a place for small grants and that our policy of working with smaller organisations fits well with the views of our founder.