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The JW Chapman Trust , which supports those in need in the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough, each march makes a number of awards to other Charities who are supporting Doncaster residents in need . If you are a registered charity and believe you are meeting those objectives then you are invited to make application to the Trustees C/O 4 Priory Place Doncaster DN1 1BP . You must set out what you seek a grant for , how it will benefit those in need and support it with financial information along with confirmation of your charitable status .
The deadline for submissions is 21st March 2018 . Demand will out strip the funds available and the decision will be made by the Trustees purely on the merit of the application . The Trustees are not able to to discuss the details of any decision made or why your application might not have been successful .
The Trust looks forward to hearing of other work it might be able to support for the benefit of Doncaster residents .
At its March 2017 meeting the Trust continued to make a large number of awards to those in need in Doncaster . Whilst individual grant information cannot be released the overall figures of awards were as follows :
15 Clothing Grants
12 Carpet Grants
3 Washer Grants
1 Bed and Bunk Beds
1 Electric Cooker
These are a direct provision of items provided to applicants to support them in their homes . Clothing grants are typically made to young people in supported accommodation .
The Chairman of the Trustees Mark Hunter has reported on the Trusts activities in 2016 .
I am pleased to be able to report on behalf of myself and fellow Trustees that we have maintained a steady flow of income, made progress in the rationalisation of the property portfolio and most importantly fulfilled the objectives of the Charity Scheme meeting once again the growing demands of the sections of the Doncaster Community who have applied for assistance on the grounds of hardship and distress.
The Trust has given its major priority to the provision of individual grants but has also been able to make significant awards to support other local charities :
The Trustees have remained of the opinion that their priority should still be the provision of individual awards but as in previous years they have, where funds have been available, sought to assist local larger charities who fulfil a similar object within the town. This year a total of £22,910 was paid to Fairshare Yorkshire, Cavendish Cancer Care , Barnado’s, Prince’s Trust , SAFE@LAST, and Doncaster Housing for Young People and the total sum of £44,634 was paid out for individual awards.
The Trust looks forward to another year supporting those in need in Doncaster in 2017
Following a period of careful stewardship of the trust , the trustees found themselves in a position to make a number of significant donations to local charities to continue the trusts aim to support those in need in Doncaster .
Awards were made to the following charities :
Cavendish Cancer Care : £6,000
Fairshare Yorkshire : £5,000
Doncaster Housing for Young People : £5,000
Barnado’s :£ 5,000
Church Housing Trust : £1,500
The Alcohol & Drug Service: £1,500
In addition an exceptional grant was made by the Trustees to support urgent site repairs to the Nuttall Cottage Homes for Aged Spinsters in for the safety of residents .
The Trust has again during 2016 continued to support Fareshare Yorkshire which makes provision for food for those in the greatest need . The Organisation has brought food suppliers together and has developed services reusing food stock to the benefit of the increasing amount of people who unfortunately need the support of this vital service .
The Trust has continued its support of Barnardo’s in 2015 making a further award to support the Satellite Scheme . The Scheme places the charities advisors in the community to protect young people from sexual exploitation .
Doncaster Women’s Aid provides valuable assistance for women subjected to violence or abusive relationships and offers support to them .
The award of £6000 to the Charity will allow a Domestic Violence Advisor to be funded and helps this valuable organisation continue their good work for women in Doncaster in need of assistance and help
The Trust has recently supported Fair Share Foodbanks to the sum of £5000 . As readers will know foodbanks are an increasing presence in our communities and the trust see this as a way to support those who are unable to feed themselves in the Doncaster Community . This represents a good value investment for the Trust as we are able through Fair Share to help so many people in need .