To celebrate 30 years of charitable giving in Gloucestershire, the Summerfield Charitable Trust are launching four innovation awards, each worth £10,000, which will be given to projects or ideas which will tackle challenges in the county in new ways.
The Summerfield Charitable Trust was established by Ronald Summerfield, a Cheltenham antique dealer, shortly before his death in 1989. Since then £14 million has been invested in charitable projects and good causes throughout the county.
As well as celebrating all those organisations that the Trust has supported over the last 30 years, the Summerfield Charitable Trust want to mark this special anniversary by looking forward, with £40,000 dedicated to addressing challenges or creating opportunities in the county in new ways.
The four awards will reflect the key interest areas of the Trust:
- Arts Award – including the arts, museums and built heritage;
- Eco Award – including the environment and our natural heritage;
- Communities Award – including community building, health and wellbeing, especially among vulnerable or disadvantaged groups; and
- Education Award - including sport and recreation.