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Recent recipients

To December 2020, The Geoffrey Watling Charity has distributed £8,276,655 across a total of 1,554 grants.

Recipients of grants approved in the past 6 months include:

  • 2nd Dereham (Toftwood) Scout Group   Upgrade the Scouthaven WCs, showers and kitchen for community use
  • 45th St Cuthbert's Scout Group   To replace the ride on mower & improvements to the site and toilet block
  • ACCESS - supporting migrants in East Anglia   Grant assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic to provide service delivery
  • Asthma Relief   To provide needed Asthma nebulisers throughout Norfolk and Waveney
  • Aylsham & District Care Trust   To continue the essential Community Response service to those in need
  • Billingford Parochial Church Council   Works to retile part of St Leonard church roof to combat dampness
  • Connects & Co   Core costs for a Young Carers Project Worker to support young carers
  • Dersingham Parish Council   The provision of a concrete skatepark in the Dersingham Recreation Ground
  • Elsing PCC   Urgent Church window repairs to buckled windows in danger of falling out
  • Home-Start - Norfolk   Donation agreed by the Trustees in December 2020
  • Matthew Project   Donation pledge for the Big Give Christmas Challenge - December 2020
  • Museum of the Broads Trust   Preserve the Museum's collections and create a new display area.
  • Nancy Oldfield Trust   To purchase a new Dad's Pedal Boat for small group social distancing
  • National Centre for Writing   City of Literature for Young People Programme
  • Norfolk & Norwich Festival Trust   The Lost and Found Films of Norfolk project for disadvantaged young people
  • Norfolk & Waveney Foodbanks   8 Seasonal donations agreed by Trustees in December 2020
  • North Walsham Vikings Swimming Club   To facilitate the teaching of swimming and train for competitions
  • Norwich Cathedral   Bursaries for Boy and Girl Choristers at Norwich Cathedral
  • Norwich Open Christmas   Seasonal donation agreed by the Trustees in December 2020
  • Rural Coffee Caravan   Reaching out to 3 remote villages in the Waveney Area to reduce loneliness
  • Salvation Army Norwich Citadel   Seasonal Donation agreed by the Trustees in December 2020
  • Shouldham Community Orchard Group   To plant 40 native fruit trees and fence them in the community orchard
  • Silver Road Community Centre   Seasonal donation agreed by the Trustees in December 2020
  • St Elizabeth Hospice Suffolk   Additional Clinical Nurse Specialist at Beccles Hospital
  • St Lawrence Church Harpley   To restore the fabric of the church to expand its presence in the community
  • St Margaret's Church Fleggburgh   External self composting toilet near the church with mains water connection
  • St Martins   Seasonal donation agreed by the trustees in December 2020
  • St Peter and St Pauls Church Brockdish   Repairing the stained glass windows and the interior Chancel wall
  • Suffolk Wildlife Trust   To create Scrapes and Foot Drains at Carlton Marshes for wading birds
  • Supporting Wounded Veterans Ltd   Employment programme offering a bespoke service to 4 Norfolk Veterans.
  • The Benjamin Foundation   Two Watton Youth Groups to tackle loneliness and improve mental health
  • The Country Trust   Food Discovery Programme for School Children in Norwich
  • The Excelsior Trust   Survival costs to keep the Excelsior ready to sail and to be experienced
  • The Pear Tree Fund   Funds towards the free self referral Counselling Services
  • Volunteering Matters   Match and Mentor project transport costs, gardening and DIY tools
  • Woodton All Saints PCC   Urgent minor repairs to All Saints church Woodton
  • YESU   Project leader and youth worker salary costs for twelve weeks
  • Acle Parochial Church Council  To replace the thatch on the northside of St Edmunds Church, Acle
  • All Saints Church Mendham  To build an external toilet extension to All Saints church, Mendham
  • Assist Trust  Ongoing running costs for the Independence Support Scheme
  • Attleborough Health, Care & Well-being Trust  Research project to establish the Attleborough health and social care needs
  • Barnham Broom and Upper Yare Benefice  To make Runhall All Saints water-tight, tackle cracking and drainage issues
  • Bungay Honeypot Centre Ltd  To provide fittings and furnishings for the new community centre
  • Cancer Campaign in Suffolk  To deliver ten workshops on cancer awareness for an early diagnosis
  • Childhood First - Institute Integrated Systemic Therapy  Replace septic tank and resurfacing of the Merrywood House driveway
  • Food Cycle  To provide regular three course meals to Norwich people in need
  • Forward Day Centre Ltd  To create quiet rooms, a sensory area and an accessible toilet
  • Norfolk Accident Rescue Service  Grant due to Covid-19 to support operational costs for medical needs
  • Norwich International Youth Project  Sailing day on Coastal Exploration whelk boat to build young people's resilience
  • Rollesby Village Hall  Re-roofing and modernising the village hall to increase its versatility
  • Saxlingham Nethergate Village Hall  Re-ridging the unique and special village hall thatched roof
  • SeaChange Trust - SeaChange Arts  Capital works to the Drill House to build social enterprise activity
  • St George's Church Gooderstone  To replace lead sheets stolen from the Church roof
  • St Mary's Church Tittleshall PCC  Repairs to nave floor, pews and improving the church heating system
  • St Michael & All Angels Ruin Trust  Feasibility study to apply to funders to enhance this community facility
  • Student Life  Mental Health Ambassador training course for 12 young people
  • Surrey Chapel  To maintain the work of debt counselling and job club to relieve poverty
  • Ted Ellis Trust  To replace 170 metres of Boardwalk at Wheatfen Nature Reserve SSSI
  • The Common Lot  How's Your Father? creating a theatre show about men's lives as fathers
  • The Norfolk Charitable Trust (& The Wheelyboat Trust)  A V20 Wheelyboat to provide disabled people with access to the Norfolk sea
  • The Norwich Diocesan Board of Finance Limited  Filling the Gap - food hampers for 100 vulnerable families for 6 weeks
Open Classroom at Gunton CP, from recyclable materials, Lowestoft
The Geoffrey Watling Room, The Nook
Wereham New Village Hall, Wells
The Geoffrey Watling Room, The Garage, Norwich
NEST, Norfolk Sports Foundation , Norwich
Watling Water, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Cley
Barton Bendish Village Hall, near Downham Market
Easton Gymnastic Club, Easton, Norwich
Geoffrey Watling engine, Bressingham, Diss
Norfolk Youth Orchestra in OPEN building
The Hawk & Owl Urban Peregrine Project Education Trailer
Teapoint, Little Ellingham Church, near Attleborough
Tapping House Hospice, Hillington, Kings Lynn
Whitlingham Boat House, Norwich
Millennium Building, YMCA, Norwich

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

8a Ber Street, Norwich, NR1 3EJ

Registered Charity Number 1025258

The Object of the Charity is to pay or apply the annual income of the Charity’s funds to such charity or charities or for such charitable purpose or purposes as the trustees shall from time to time in their absolute discretion determine.

1,554 grants made to December 2020.

£8,276,655 total value

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