The Lady Downe Charity

Examples of awards

A major annual grant is made to Upton Primary School, which has been used to provide a range of opportunities and facilities, for example the development of creative activities for its pupils.

Hardship grants have included help with the cost of disability aids, respite care, personal alarm systems, and the provision of household equipment.  

Awards have been given to young people under 18 to support activities not normally part of compulsory education. These have included costs of a training camp for a member of a junior Team GB squad; dance, theatre and music courses; travel with Scouts, Guides and other recognized groups; and taking part in a variety of school-organised expeditions. It should be noted that in some cases family income may be taken into account.

Young people going on to further education or training are eligible for an award towards the initial costs of books or equipment.

Considerable help has been given over the years to the Village Hall, to assist with the costs of extensions, refurbishments and the building of the Lady Downe Annexe. The Parish Council has had assistance from the Charity in the construction and refurbishment of equipment for pre-school-age children at the Recreation Field, and various youth-orientated organisations within the village have benefitted from small grants.

The Charity also supports the British Schools Exploring Society, Raleigh International, World Challenge and other educational expeditions organised by schools in the area.

© The Lady Downe Charity. Registered Charity No. 286577.