Welcome to the Pensford Publow and The Stantons Community Trust (PPSCT) website.
Our objects are to further such purposes which may be charitable according to the law of England and Wales as the Trustees see fit by the making of grants for the benefit of the inhabitants of the parishes of Publow with Pensford and Stanton Drew (our Constitution).
The Trust was founded in 2014 and registered on 2nd February 2015. Residents of the villages and others with an interest in our activities are encouraged to become members by the payment of an annual subscription of £10 or by becoming members of our 100 Club. We raise funds from subscriptions, donations, the proceeds of the 100 Club, and from fundraising events.
The Community Trust 100 Club anchors the Trusts fundraising and I continue to be amazed by the level of support from such small villages. The monthly draw meetings are well attended and now play a fun role in our community life, providing a worthwhile reason to meet up and socialize with monthly prizes of £400 and 2 x £100. Judith Chubb Whittle and Simon Whittle masterminded the fantastically successful Rok the Stones marathon in January which also made a healthy and valuable fund raising contribution.
I am delighted to be able to say that so far in 2016, the Community Trust has already made a significant difference to a number of our valued community groups, facilities and schools in our home parishes of Publow with Pensford, and Stanton Drew through grants made. We have made grants to Stanton Drew Sports Field Association to help with the upgrading of the pavilion; towards the commissioning of a bespoke stone seat in memory of Bernard Stanley “Acker” Bilk; we continue to support both Primary Schools; small grants have also been made to Culvery Woods and Thomas a Beckett Tower. Details of these awards may be found on our projects page. Trustees are keen to make further awards. Grant Application Forms are available to download and our Grant Making Policy is set out in this document.
We live in a most beautiful part of the country. Our over-riding purpose is to make it an even better place to live – and to have fun whilst doing so. I would really like to encourage more residents to become “Friends” of The Community Trust.
Thank you for looking and I do hope you will decide to join us.
Andrew Hillman – Chairman of Trustees
I hope you find the website informative, useful and stimulating. Any comments aimed at improving the website or about our activities will be gratefully received and carefully considered.