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News Update from the AGM held on 12th July 2018 

The current Directors agreed to continue in their various roles as Directors, Officers and Sub-committee members.

Nailsea Town Council has increased its annual grant to the Trust. The Directors are very appreciative, and use these funds for grant applications from Nailsea residents. There has been an increase in the number of individual grants approved this year (28, up from 21 last year).

Fifteen local organisations and community events have been awarded grants during the year, totalling more than £6,600.

 News Update from the 117th Meeting held on 12th July 2018

Several members of Norman Baker’s family met with representatives of Nailsea Community Trust and Nailsea Playing Fields Association at the unveiling of the Norman Baker memorial bench at the Grove Sports Centre cricket pitch.

Directors attended the Skatepark Festival and met representatives of Nailsea Young Carers and Home Start in order to continue establishing links and raising awareness of the Trust. 

Grants to individuals

In the quarter ending 06/18, the Directors approved a total of £1250 in grants to individuals, with four applications pending. For reasons of confidentiality no details can be given of these grants but they will have been approved for reasons of education, financial need or personal development.
Grants to local organisations and community-benefit projects
have been made to

·        Nailsea Skatepark Festival—towards winners’ trophies
·       
Greenslade Pre-school—technology hardware
·       
Nailsea Memory Café—technology hardware
·       
Nailsea Little Theatre—grant towards replacement of sound and lighting equipment
·       
Nailsea in Bloom Mosaic Madness project
·       
The DEN at Nailsea School’s emotional health project

News Update from 116th Meeting held on 12th April 2018 

The Directors have learned of the recent deaths of founding Director Captain Peter Harrison and past Honourable Secretary Judith Codrington. Many of the current Directors remember them well and send their condolences to Peter’s and Judith’s families.

Nailsea Community Trust Directors were present at the Spring Flower Show in April and Nailsea Concert Orchestra’s performance in March, at which Chairperson N. Elliott spoke about the Trust. The audience and musicians donated a generous £275.99 to the Trust at the exit collection. The Trust proudly supports both organisations, which play an important role in Nailsea life.

Nailsea Community Trust has gratefully received £4000 from Nailsea Town Council at the recent Town Council meeting. These funds will be used to award grants towards need, education or personal development of Nailsea residents.

Grants to individuals

In the quarter ending 03/18, the Directors approved a total of £5750.44 in grants to individuals. For reasons of confidentiality no details can be given of these grants but they will have been approved for reasons of education, financial need or personal development.

 The running total of individual grants given to individuals in its catchment area of Nailsea, Tickenham, Wraxall, Backwell and Chelvey since its formation in 1989 is £109,805.

 Grants to local organisations and community-benefit projects have been made to

·        Elim Housing Association (welcome packs which include a few household basics) for new residents,

·        Tickenham Village Field sub-committee (half of the cost of a toddler swing in the play area)

·        Kingshill School (furniture for an area where vulnerable children are supported at lunch-time)

·        1st Nailsea Scouts (two tents for Ten Tors training)

·        Nailsea School (software tool to aid in administration of student safeguarding)

Grants from The DEN at Nailsea School’s emotional health project, Nailsea in Bloom’s Mosaic Madness project, and Nailsea School’s participation in the Bloodhound Project are pending.

 

News Update from 115th Meeting held on 11th January 2018

Nailsea Community Trust was represented by Directors at
·       
the October opening ceremony of the Community Garden at Holy Trinity Church and
·        the Nailsea Festival of Music.

The Trust is proud to have supported both of these projects as community-benefit events. Directors are happy to talk about the Trust, with a view to raising awareness and discussing the availability of grants.

Nailsea Concert Orchestra’s Spring Concert, 7:30 on 17th March at Nailsea Methodist Church, will be in support of Nailsea Community Trust. Director N. Elliott will give a short talk about its purpose.

 The Directors have approved
·       
Grants to individual applicants
       For reasons of confidentiality no details can be given of these grants but they will have been approved for reasons
       of education, financial need or personal development.

 ·        Grants to local organisations and community-benefit projects

·        Voyage Learning Centre

·        Nailsea and District Horticultural Society

·        Nailsea Festival of Music

Other applications are under pending from Nailsea in Bloom and The DEN at Nailsea School.

 

News Update from 114th Meeting held on 12th October 2017

Nailsea Community Trust’s Directors

·                     Raised awareness of the Trust via
       o  
the recent article in the North Somerset Times
       o  
their display at the Summer Flower Show,
       o  
the Chairperson’s tent talk at the Trendlewood Festival
       o  
distribution of leaflets to local schools and community services, including Nailsea Library,
                     Nailsea Disability Initiative and Citizen’s Advice Bureau

             
  Approved grants to several individuals. For reasons of confidentiality no details can be given of these grants
            but they will have been approved for reasons of education, financial need or personal development. 

·                        Approved grants to local organisations and community-benefit projects
        o  
Nailsea Disability Initiative
        o  
Wellspring Counselling
        o  
The purchase  of a memorial bench to honour founder member Norman Baker, to be placed at
                        the cricket grounds
        o  
The Leg Club, to purchase ergonomic kneelers to aid the nurses providing care for the patients.
        o  
Other applications are pending from Nailsea in Bloom, Voyage Learning Campus and
                        The DEN at Nailsea School

Several Directors attended the opening ceremony of the Community Garden at Holy Trinity Church, which
Nailsea Community Trust is proud to have supported.

The Trust will have a display at the Nailsea Festival of Music, Nailsea School, November 25th, and will
welcome the chance to speak to people about the Trust.

The date of the next meeting is 11 January, 2018.

News Update from 113th Meeting held on 13th July 2017

The Trust was represented at various local events—the Town Council public meeting, the Skatepark Festival and Activities Showcase, and the Mason’s Community Day. Directors will be at the Nailsea Horticultural Show on August 5th   and at the Nailsea Festival of Music on November 25th at Nailsea School, to raise awareness of the Trust. They will be very pleased to talk to you about the Trust and its aim to improve the quality of life in our community.

Several individuals and families received grants from the Trust. For reasons of confidentiality no details can be given of these grants but they will have been approved for reasons of education, financial need or personal development.

Local organisations and community events benefitting from Trust funds this quarter are: Wellspring Counselling, 1st Nailsea Scouts, Nailsea Festival of Music and Trendlewood Community Festival. A further application from Nailsea in Bloom is in hand, pending further information.

The date of the next meeting is 12th October, 2017.

The AGM immediately preceded this meeting. The Chair thanked the serving Directors, who have agreed to continue in their roles. The Trust has sadly lost two of its founder members, Norman Baker and John Smithson, in this past year. They will be much missed.

 

 

News update from the 112th meeting held on 6th April 2017 meeting

 The Directors spent a moment of reflection and remembrance following the death in January of our Director Emeritus Norman Baker. Norman was the driving force behind the establishment of Nailsea Community Trust in 1988, and hundreds of people have since benefitted from his vision of a local charity for local people.  He devoted a lifetime to his beloved Nailsea and he will be much missed.

A total of £4775 has been awarded to individuals during this quarter, helping to provide for personal development and education or to alleviate need. This brings the running total of grants made to individuals from 1989 to the present to £100,055.

In addition, the Directors approved the following grants to local organisations:

·        Nailsea Skatepark Festival and Activities Showcase- funds given for purchase of trophies and prizes

·        Wellspring Counselling- grant given to replace malfunctioning phones

 

Nailsea Community Trust will have a table display at the Nailsea Skate Festival and Activities Showcase on Saturday, July 15th 2017 and at the Nailsea Festival of Music on 25th November 2017. Directors will be happy to talk about the Trust and its work to support our local communities of Nailsea, Wraxall, Tickenham and Backwell.

 

News from the 111th meeting held on 12th January 2017

Nailsea Community Trust’s Directors had a minute of silence to show respect for our fellow Director John Smithson, who died in December. John was a founding member of the Trust and continued his active participation in the Trust until just before his death. He made valuable contributions to the community of Nailsea. We will miss him very much.

The Individual Claims sub-committee has approved a total of £1,896 in grants for individual residents in need, in this past quarter.

The Directors approved the following grants to local organisations:

·        To Connect,  a grant towards the costs of continuing  the youth worker’s initiatives in Nailsea School for another year

·        To the Nailsea Horticultural Society’s Spring and Summer Flower Shows, for the Children’s Classes prizes

 Nailsea Community Trust will have a table display at the Nailsea Horticultural Society’s Spring Show on 1st April, 2017 and at the Nailsea Skate Festival and Activities Showcase on Saturday, July 15th 2017. Directors will be happy to talk about the Trust and its work to support our local communities of Nailsea, Wraxall, Tickenham and Backwell.

 

News from the 110th meeting held on 13th October 2016

Nailsea Community Trust’s Directors

·        Have given over £1100 in grants to individual residents in need this past quarter

·        Approved a request from Wellspring Counselling to purchase a printer

·        Made a grant of £2000 to be used for plants in the Trinity Community Garden

·        Agreed to approve a request from Nailsea United Reform Church for £500 towards the purchase of chairs to be used in their community rooms

·        Approved payment for the cost of printing Nailsea Festival of Music 2016 winners’ certificates.

 Nailsea Community Trust will have a table display at the Nailsea Festival of Music at Nailsea School on November 19th. Directors will be happy to talk about the Trust and its work to support our local communities of Nailsea, Wraxall, Tickenham and Backwell.

 

News from the AGM:

Nailsea Community Trust’s Directors

·       approved a grant to Kingshill Church School for resources for their Lego Therapy programme,

·        received a token of appreciation from Nailsea Skatepark Project for the £10,000 grant made towards
 the building of the new skatepark,

·        made the final instalment of the £6000 granted to The DEN at Nailsea School,

·        have begun distribution of the revised leaflets printed to reflect the Trust’s new website

·        reported that £95,280 (cumulative total from 1988) has been distributed to individuals in Nailsea
 and the surrounding parishes for the purposes of education, personal development and relief of need
  (this does not include the additional grants made to local organisations and events)  and

·        approved continuing its arrangement with Wellspring Counselling for another year.

If you missed our stall at the Activities Showcase, you’ll have a chance to meet some of the Directors
 at the Nailsea and District Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show on 6th August at Nailsea School,
 where they’ll be happy to tell you more about the Trust and its sponsorship of the children’s classes of entries.

 

Previously :

In its April meeting, Nailsea Community Trust approved a grant towards the cost of the 2016 Nailsea Skatepark Festival winners' trophies. The Trust has been a long-time supporter of the Festival, an annual highlight in the Nailsea calendar of events.

The Festival,on July 9th, officially opens the new concrete skatepark. Nailsea Community Trust has pledged £10,000 to Nailsea Skatepark Projects's fundraising efforts, and is a proud patron of this facility for our community.

The Trust also approved a grant towards creation of an outdoor play area at Greenslade Pre-school.

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