The bursary is available to all local charities and organisations and is part of our ongoing commitment to more than double our charitable contributions to local communities within 10 years.
Since our burary's launch at the end of 2018, we have distributed in excess of £250,000 to more than 50 different organisations across our local communities.
Among groups receiving funds, ranging from £100 to £5,000, are the Long Hanborough Community Tree Project, the Church Hanborough Jubilee Legacy Project, Woodstock Pilates Studio, Hanborough Manor Primary School, Cherwell Theatre Company, Heyford Park Community Garden, North Leigh Preschool and Freeland Preschool.
Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, who has spent many years supporting and mentoring charities and local projects, provided guidance and advice for the bursary applications and was closely involved with the awarding process.
“This year we decided to focus the Blenheim Bursary specifically on green and sustainable projects,” said Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill.
“We’re looking forward to working with all the local groups and organisations that are doing something positive and practical to address the challenges of climate change,” she added.
Other organisations to receive funding for their projects are; Combe Village Hall, Oxford Earth Academy, African Families in the UK, Stonesfield Repair Café, Finstock for Nature, Tuesday Tots at Woodstock Methodist Church, Deddington Cricket Club and Combe Village Hall.
Last year our bursary focused on gifting to local projects and charities working to bring people together in the local community. A total of 20 local charities, organisations and good causes received a share of the £50,000 available.