Grants and Donations

September 5, 2018 at 2:27 pm

The generosity of grant makers never ceases to amaze us.  We have received two generous grants:

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a grant making registered charity which was established primarily to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability by making grants to voluntary organisations working in this field. They have supported us in the past, and have kindly granted us £1,000 to purchase new riding hats.

The Hedley Foundation is a grant giving charitable foundation which supports small to medium sized charities which work with young people.  They have kindly granted us £1,078 to purchase a new harness for one of our driving ponies.

In addition, the Horley Lions Club, have donated £1,000 from the proceeds of their annual horse show, for which we provide the judges.  Lions Member Andrew presented Sally O’Neill with the cheque at our base at Little Brook Equestrian.

 

 

 

Generous donation from Songbirds Choir

May 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Songbirds, a community fundraising choir based in Crawley, kindly chose us as one of their three charities for the current year.  Several of our trustees attended a brilliant Carol Concert they held in early December.

We have now received a donation of £400 from them, which is most generous, and will help us with the costs of keeping our disabled children riding.

More information about Songbird’s activities can be found on www.songbirdschoir.co.uk.  If you get a chance to attend one of their concerts, do so, they are very enjoyable.

 

Sussex Community Foundation Grant from William Reed Fund

April 3, 2018 at 6:04 pm

The William Reed Fund, via Sussex Community Foundation, have given us a fantastic grant of £3,500 to cover the cost for one year of the instructors for the four Sussex schools we teach each week.  This will make a tremendous contribution to our costs as although our schools pay a fee, this does not cover the cost of the instructors, nor the cost of the vets, farriers, insurance, and all the other expenses we have.

William Reed Business Media is a global company with Group Headquarters in Crawley, West Sussex.  Through the William Reed Charitable Fund, they provide financial support to social welfare projects in conjunction with charities and community groups based in Sussex and the surrounding areas. They work in partnership with the Sussex Community Foundation who meet with a committee of employees once a quarter. The SCF helps them to choose suitable projects and distribute the money for maximum benefit.

We are very grateful that this year they chose us as one of their beneficiaries, and we have invited them to come along and see us in action one day.

 

 

MG Car Club – Sussex Wanderers kind donation

April 3, 2018 at 5:56 pm

The MG Car Club – Sussex Wanderers made us their chosen charity for the third year running last year, and collected donations from their members at each of their monthly meetings.  They visited us earlier this year to present a most generous cheque for £580 from collections during 2017.

Royal Warrant Holders Association generous donation

March 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The Royal Warrant Holders Association have generously donated £1,350 for a saddle and bridle for our riding/driving Dales pony Coke.  The husband of Katie Giddings, one of our trustees, is a member of the association through his business and very kindly applied for this grant for us.  A representative from the RWHA will be visiting us to see Coke in action in June.

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