Blenheim bursary boost for local good causes

A number of local charities and good causes are set to benefit from our £50,000 charity and community bursary.

The bursary, which was launched at the end of 2018, was open to applications from all charities and organisations based within a 20-mile radius of our UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Among groups receiving funds, ranging from £160 to £4,500, are Freeland Primary School, WUFA Child Care Facility, Oxford Churches Debt Centre, Bladon & Woodstock Elderly Day Care Centre, Hanborough Scout Group and Charlbury Preschool.

Stephanie Duncan, Blenheim's Head of Marketing and PR, said:

“One of our key goals over the next 10 years is to double our charitable contributions to the local community.

We're proud to be able to provide funding to local charity and community projects and the bursary allows us to learn about the great work people are doing and support the positive impact it's having."

Some of the other successful applications include; Combe Preschool Playground; Hanborough Bowls Club; YoungDementia UK; Charlbury Sports Club; Rasden Play Park; Hanborough, Freeland and North Leigh Brownies, Rainbows and Guides; Wooton-by-Woodstock Primary School; 1st Stonesfield Scout Group; Hanborough Youth Club; Elderberries; Coombe Primary School; Woodstock Quake Youth Group and Stonesfield Preschool.

Applications for next year's bursary will open in November and close at the end of January 2020, with successful applicants being notified in March and receiving funds in April 2020.

Last year the bursary supported a number of projects including the new Woodstock Youth Club, Wooton-by-Woodstock Playground renovations, Long Hanborough Playgroup equipment and Cassington Village Sports Pavilion renovations.