Thursday, July 18, 2024
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Local charities get much-needed cash

Newbury Town Council has awarded £14,635 to 17 local charities to support them in their work for the community in Newbury.

The projects to benefit include:

  • The Newbury Lockdown Wood promoted by Newbury Friends of the Earth
  • The Eight Bells programme post Lockdown
  • Making the restaurant at Fair Close Day Centre Covid-secure
  • The ongoing youth work at the Nightingales Estate.

All of the projects are registered on The Good Exchange, where the Council’s contribution will be match funded. There is a full list of the grants at the bottom of this article.

The council still have £5,600 left to give out, some of which are available to any person or organisation working to help the local community through the Covid crisis. Any projects benefitting the residents of Newbury and which are registered on The Good exchange between now and the closing date in January will be considered for some of that £5,600.

You can use The Good Exchange to raise money for your local community project. Please follow the link below to The Good Exchange website:

The Good Exchange – Connecting Funders, Fundraisers & Donors.

The Good Exchange is one of the few online funding and fundraising platforms that is wholly-owned by a charity. Greenham Trust runs The Good Exchange to help funders in its local area to give and receive grants more quickly and efficiently and to also enable all charitable organisations from anywhere in the UK to run cost-effective crowdfunding appeals.

Here is the full list of grants given out this week by Newbury Town Council:



Newbury Friends of the Earth

Newbury Lockdown Wood

Eight bells for mental Health

Revive and reconnect after Lockdown

Fair Close centre

Covid-secure restaurant appeal

Community Youth Project

Youth work at the Nightingales Estate

Berkshire Women’s Aid

Local frontline support for victims of domestic abuse

Home-Start West Berkshire

Maternal mental health project

The Engine Shed

Branching out with The Engine Shed

Free Legal Advice Group for domestic violence

Supporting those experiencing domestic abuse through COVID-19


Music Live!

Newbury Soup Kitchen

Moving costs and running costs of new operations centre

Speenhamland Primary School PTA

Artificial grass running track

Newbury Velo Cycling Club

Tandem bikes for cycling for visually impaired, hearing impaired, injured or disabled people

Recovery in Mind 

Recovery in Mind course costs 2020-21

Young People and Children First

Providing a home and support for young people

The Corn Exchange Newbury

West Berkshire Youth Theatre 2020 unlocked and unbolted

Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

Newbury waterways Festival 2021

Mary Hare Foundation

Equipment for deaf children required due to the impact of Covid-19