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Published: April 20, 2020 | Updated: April 20, 2020

Thank you Talbot Village Trust: First round of charities and good causes named for £1m fund

By Andrew Diprose, editor

Grants totalling more than £600,000 are to be given to 47 Dorset charities, community groups and good causes.

They are the first beneficiaries of the Talbot Village Trust Covid-19 Support Fund.

The figure is three times the expected total of first round grants due to exceptional demand.

The recipients include Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, The Dorset Children’s Foundation and Macmillan Caring Locally.

Talbot Village Trust launched the £1m fund on April 6.

Since then, applications have been received from dozens of charities and community groups in need of financial support to continue to operate through the Covid-19 crisis period.

More than 90 per cent of applications were successful.

Clare Gallie, Chief Executive Officer, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care.

Talbot Village Trust trustees, BCP Council Leader, Cllr Vikki Slade, and HM Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Angus Campbell, reviewed the first round of applications and awarded grants from the fund.

The second round of applications to the fund can be made from April 20 until April 27 by charities and community groups in immediate need from across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck.

Applicants can apply for up to £50,000 of financial support.

Scott Adam, Co-founder of The Dorset Children’s Foundation, and Pauléne Chambers, Assistant Manager of the charity’s Bournemouth Shop.

Priority will be given to organisations directly helping people, families and communities during the Covid-19 crisis.

Talbot Village Trust trustees and key local stakeholders will meet virtually to review applications and award funds.

Each application will be considered on its own merits and organisations and charities can apply more than once if needed.

No prior funding is required.

The second virtual meeting to review the latest round of applications will be attended by Dorset’s new 2020/21 High Sheriff, George Streatfeild, and Conor Burns, Bournemouth West MP, pictured left.

Sir Christopher Lees, Chair of Talbot Village Trust, said: “We have been bowled over by the number of applications we received since launching the fund, demonstrating just how much need there is in the community to weather this storm.

“We would urge any charity or organisation that is struggling to consider applying as soon as they can.”

The fund will provide revenue, core funding or capital and equipment requirements to enable the continued delivery of essential services by local charities and community groups.

The second deadline for applications is midnight on Monday April 27.

George Streatfeild, Dorset’s 2020/21 High Sheriff.

Applicants will be notified if they have been successful on Monday May 4.

Subsequent application timetables will be announced in due course.

Applications can be made using the form available to download on the Talbot Village Trust website.

Questions can be sent to Covid19.fund@talbotvillagetrust.org.

Click here for more information on the application process.

The full list of first round recipients from the fund is:

ISABEL BAKER FOUNDATION
SWOP – Cherry Tree Nursery
SAMEE
POOLE COMMUNITY RADIO (HOT RADIO)
HOPE HOUSING TRUST
CHRISTCHURCH OPEN AWARDS CENTRE
HELPING HOMELESS VETERANS
CREATIVE KIDS
SPACE YOUTH PROJECT
POOLE WASTE NOT WANT NOT
HOPE FM
DORSET CANCER CARE FUND
MUDEFORD WOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE
HELPFUL HOUNDS
LOVECHURCH (ST SWITHUN’S)
LEWIS MANNING HOSPICE CARE
SWANAGE RAILWAY TRUST
BUS STOP CLUB
KINGSLEIGH PRIMARY
CONNIE ROTHMAN EDUCATION TRUST
AGE UK
WATER LILY PROJECT
BOURNEMOUTH BLIND SOCIETY
CRUSE
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
BRITISH LIVER TRUST
HOME START SOUTH EAST
MACMILLAN CARING LOCALLY
GATEWAY CHURCH POOLE
BOURNE ACADEMY
STABLE FAMILY HOME TRUST
BIG ISSUE FOUNDATION
MYTIME
BRENDONCARE
DORSET CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
DORSET RECLAIM
IMMANUEL CHURCH SOUTHBOURNE
WHEELS FOR FREEDOM
PRAMALIFE
POOLE COMMUNITY EXCHANGE
THE FOOTPRINTS PROJECT
ACCESS DORSET
ANIMAL CANOPY
ALACRIFY FOUNDATION
PARENT CARERS FOUNDATION
THE ALLENDALE CAFÉ LTD