Applications for funding are now open for the February 2015 quarterly Trustee meeting. Deadline date 22/12/2014.
See our 'How to Apply' page for more information and additional dates.
The Trust office will be closed from 20th November for 10 days. If you need to contact the office during that time, please use the contact form on the website. Phone messages can be left but will not be picked up until after 30th November.
The dates and deadlines for submitting applications for consideration by the Trustees at their 2015 quarterly meetings will be confirmed mid-November 2014.
See our How to Apply page for more information.
Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust (TRLRT) is a charity which is turning the site of Tetbury's former GWR railway station into a series of community assets for the people of the town and surrounding area.
At the July 2014 quarterly grants meeting, the Trustees of the Summerfield Charitable Trust pledged £30,000 towards the cost of installing digital audio-visual equipment and black-out blinds for the Goods Shed cinema.
Read more on the TRLRT web site - www.tetburyraillands.com
Applications invited from Gloucestershire charities and projects for consideration at the November 2014 Trustee meeting
Applications for consideration at the July 2014 Trustee meeting are now closed.
The next Trustee meeting will be in November, and we will be accepting applications from 1st July 2014. The deadline date for Stage 1 applications to be submitted is 20/09/2014. The on-line grant application form can be accessed via the 'How To Apply' page.
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The Summerfield Trust sponsors annual events at the Cheltenham Festivals. For more information see our Projects Funded page.
2014 is the 25th Anniversary of the Summerfield Charitable Trust. To highlight the work of the Trust and explain more about its aims and priorities today and for the future, the Trustees commissioned a video which can be viewed below.
The recently re-opened Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, now re-named The Wilson, is running a series of exciting events in the new exhibition and gallery spaces that were created during the major redevelopment project, which includes the Summerfield Gallery. Listed below are two of the current events. Click on the images to visit The Wilson website for details.
In July 2013 the Summerfield Trust paid the Nathan Timothy Foundation - The Songwriting Charity a grant of £5,000 towards their 'Something Kind' project.
Celebrating 'World Kindness Day' the aim of the 'Something Kind' programme was to raise confidence levels in those involved and engender strong relationships at secondary level, whilst bolstering resilience through transition to secondary school for primary school participants. The Songwriting Charity worked with schools in rural communities in Gloucestershire ensuring those with least access to the arts are given new opportunities to participate.
VIDEO: Gotherington Primary School - 'Kindness is a Thing That Makes You Happy'.
LINK: The Songwriting Charity blog
In May 2013 the Summerfield Trust paid a grant of £3,000 to Oakwood Primary School in Cheltenham towards a 'Sculptor in Residence' project to provide weekly workshops with the children, teaching them to work with wood and create a collection of seating that will remain in the school and be used by the children. During her time the sculptor will also be creating a large figurative sculpture that will be sited at the front of the school.
Click here to read full report.
(Photos courtesy of Oakwood Primary School)
The Summerfield Trust has awarded a £12,000 grant towards the creation of a new entrance way from the existing Museum into the walled garden.
The project aims to bring back to life 2,000 square metres of derelict land which was formerly the garden belonging to the mansion house, now the Museum in the Park. The Entrance Way will be a fully accessible pathway from the Museum reception, a winding trail which rises gently though planted slopes with terraced seating looking back towards the Museum.
LINK: To read more about the project, visit the Museum in the Park website.
In 2011 the Summerfield Trust gave a grant of £50,000 to the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum towards re-landscaping the car park and upgrading the visitor centre. In recognition of the Trust's support, the Trustees were invited to take part in a tree planting ceremony in a new glade of endangered trees. One of the Monkey Puzzle trees has now been named after the Summerfield Charitable Trust. The photos were taken on the day - click on images for details.
You can read more about the planting project on the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum website
We gave Gloucestershire Dance a grant of £20,000 in November 2012 to help develop a partnership with the Roses Youth Theatre in Tewkesbury.
Gloucestershire Dance is a production and training company specialising in inclusive practice. With their partners they aim to effect real change and address barriers to participation in the arts sector.
The photo is of Roses Youth Theatre members performing in a production of 'Stuck in the Mud' at Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester in October 2013. The event was attended by Vanessa Arbuthnott and Lavinia Sidgwick from the Summerfield Trust who both found it thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining.
LINKS: Gloucestershire Dance and Roses Youth Theatre
The quarterly Trustee meeting deadline dates for grant applications in 2014 are as follows: