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 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.
We have granted £1,684 to Farnham ASSIST to cover the cost of Christmas goodie bags that will be delivered to older individuals living alone in Farnham.
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 Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre requested funds to have a new leaflet designed and printed at a cost of £630 which Trustees have recently granted.
A grant of £1000 has recently been given to Potters Gate Primary School to help cover the costs of restocking a very well used library.
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.