The Farnham Institute is once again supporting Farnham in Bloom – the town’s entry into the annual South and South East in Bloom competition. This year we are delighted to be Silver Sponsor. The Farnham in Bloom Community Group is a small team of dedicated volunteers who work alongside Farnham Town Council. The group is made up of residents and businesses and they help with a year round calendar of events.
Each year Potters Gate Primary School arranges for a group of children to have a weekend away in Dorset. We are pleased to have provided a grant to cover the coach hire costs of £1,390 for their 2021 trip.
This spring £1000 has been granted to the Head2Head Theatre to enable them to develop and film a multi-sensory and interactive production of Pinocchio. It will be made available to local special schools, care centres, and families in Farnham and the wider community.
Once gain our trustees are delighted to support Challengers with its summer programme in Farnham. We recently agreed a grant of £3,000. It will help to ensure activities are available to young people with a range of disabilities.
The Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care organisation looks after clients in Farnham and the surrounding area. Trustees recently awarded them a grant of £1,000 towards the vital service.
Farnham Town Football Club is thrilled to have received a grant of £2,399 to buy a Teqball this spring, which will improve the footballers skills and help attract more people to the Club.
The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre requested funds to help cover the costs of a large gazebo for outdoor teaching due to Covdi-19 and our Trustees granted £1,753 towards it.
The Farnham Institute Charity was involved in setting up the Farnham Coronavirus Support Fund with the Town Council and other local charities. Our Trustees initially donated £2,500 to help get the new initiative off the ground and continue to provide support in these difficult times. The group aims to make grants available to those locally who need help during the crisis.
Trustees recently awarded a grant of £2,855 to Hale Academy to help cover the costs of maths resources and new play storage for the nursery and reception children.
We are supporting the Ashgate Gallery by providing a grant of £1,500 towards new computer equipment.
Trustees pledged £1,000 to Space To Grow to help cover the costs of building a bigger shed for the organisations popular ‘Men in Sheds’ initiative.
Our team of Trustees recently made a donation of £2,000 towards PPE which was required for workers running the Hoppa Bus service. The PPE has enabled them to continue working safely throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people rely on this bus service so its efficiency is essential.
A grant of £2,000 was recently awarded to the Hale Parents Teachers Association to cover the cost of much needed IT equipment for the school.
At our recent Trustee meeting, we awarded the much loved Rural Life Living Museum in Tilford with £5000 to help keep it alive during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have awarded Stopgap Dance, which operates at the Maltings £3,000 as they are expanding. They create dance productions for national and international touring, with both disabled and non-disabled artists.
1st Rowledge Guides needed to replace their storage shed and our Trustees awarded them £1,500 to cover the costs.
The Trustees recently made a grant to the Farnham Cricket Club to fund new boundary ropes costing £1,062. The Club was one of the first to be founded in England and is one of the best-known Surrey Clubs.
The Bishops Meadow Trust, a local charitable organisation, has just been awarded a grant of £1,899 to purchase a ride on mower. The aim of the charity is to manage the meadow, increase bio-diversity and make sure it is an enjoyable place for the local community.
We are delighted to support the new girls Bourne Blades football team and recently provided a grant of £1,000. The girls now have the kit required for their matches.
Farnham Scouts have been promoting their latest theme ‘going bananas ‘ at the Tilford activity Centre which needs its kitchen updated. Trustees have granted £2,226 towards fitting out the kitchen.
The Victoria Garden is an hidden gem in Farnham where folk can enjoy peace and tranquillity in the centre of town. All the benches are being replaced and the Farnham Institute is donating one at a cost of £744.