Where the money goes

Fun and Fundraising… we’re the only village fete in Gloucestershire dedicated exclusively to raising money for children’s charities and activities.  2019’s fete saw an excellent turnout, with over £10,000 raised.

If you would like to be considered for a grant, you can download an application form: CSACGApplicationForDonationA    and email it to  colnfunday@gmail.com.

The following are some of the causes supported following our 2019 fete:

James Hopkins Trust

Established in 1989, the Trust provides emotional and practical respite care for Gloucestershire’s life-limited and life-threatened young children, aged up to 5 years old.  It has helped over 500 children and currently supports more than 90 children and their families.  Our grant will fund a Christmas party for the children and their families.

Hatherop Parish Council

Our grant will be put towards a much-needed refurbishment of the Hatherop playground, which has seen many years of happy use. The existing tower unit needs replacing, and much of the other equipment is also beyond repair.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Venture

Noah’s Ark provides short-stay residential breaks for children with disabilities and also for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Every year about 1,600 children stay at the centre in Macaroni Wood.  Since it started in 1978, more than 46,000 have been supported.  Our grant has paid for sensory equipment for children with special needs, such as autism.

Hatherop C of E Primary School

Our support for our local schools continued with the purchase of three ipads for use by the older children to support their studies. This new technology will ensure that the curriculum is delivered in an up-to-date and exciting way for the children.

Scrubditch Care Farm

This special farm provides therapeutic activities for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems.  It also runs courses for local children to introduce them to farming, nature, the environment and the care of animals.  Our grant will pay for 12 sessions for up to 12 children, thus allowing free access to all who wish to attend.

Quenington Brownies

Brownies are about trying new things and teaching girls about themselves, their communities and their world.  Following a grant from us, Quenington Brownies will purchase skills builder packs, badges and resource cards to launch a new programme.   

Cotswold Counselling

Often the young are powerless to change their circumstances but can benefit from being taught coping strategies. Our grant was targeted at providing funding for one-to-one therapy for children under 11 years old from Cotswold Counselling’s Cirencester office.

Camp Wood House

This Brownie and Guide Holiday House in Macaroni Wood is used by girls from all over Gloucestershire and surrounding counties.  Our grant will go towards the repair of the outside of the structure.

Friends of Paternoster School

The students at this school have profound special needs and our grant will enable the purchase two large tricycles for senior pupils. This will encourage their fitness, mobility and independence, and we are pleased we were able to help with their request.

Home-Start Cotswolds

Home-Start recruits and trains volunteers who visit families at home to provide practical
support and friendship. Our grant will enable families on low incomes to have outings during the school holidays. Trips to Roves Farm, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Batsford Arboretum and Butts Farm are the types of days out which may be possible.

Southrop C of E Primary School

This village school asked for a grant to install security cameras and a keypad for entry. Such a system would allow visibility of the entrance gate from the school office and ensure a safer environment for all.

Thank you for your support in 2019. We hope you agree that the funds have been well-spent helping worthwhile local children’s causes.