Crosscrake Community Hub Funding News

Crosscrake Community Hub – Funding News

12th January 2024

Garfield Weston FoundationHub receives major funding boost for the New Year! 

The Garfield Weston Foundation has generously awarded us a grant of £25,000 towards our project. This is a family founded grant-maker which supports a wide range of charities that make a positive difference within their communities. We are thrilled that they were impressed by our project and want to support in this way. It’s through their ongoing work and recognition that small charities such as ours can dream big. 

You can get involved in our community hub project by supporting upcoming fundraising events.

You can also donate through internet banking or on our Justgiving page.

If you would like help with ways to donate or make a pledge, please contact Marlene Little (Churchwarden) on 015395 60128 or email crosscrake1@gmail.com

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.

11th January 2024

A very special legacy…

We’ve received the very exciting news that the hub project is being granted a donation of £20,000 from the Sylvia Morris Trust. Many of you will remember Sylvia who was the Headmistress of the Girls’ High School in Kendal and lived at Railway Cottage in Sedgwick. She was a devoted member of Crosscrake church. Her legacy was left in trust for work with the children and community support.

Marlene Little, our churchwarden, said: I’m delighted and feeling incredibly emotional that we can honour her memory in this meaningful way in the community to which she belonged’.

You can get involved in our community hub project by supporting upcoming fundraising events.

You can also donate through internet banking or on our Justgiving page.

If you would like help with ways to donate or make a pledge, please contact Marlene Little (Churchwarden) on 015395 60128 or email crosscrake1@gmail.com

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.

9th November 2023

Harold and Alice Bridges CharityEDGING CLOSER TO OUR TARGET

We are overjoyed to share news of our latest grant award. The Harold and Alice Bridges Charity has very kindly donated £2,000 towards our community hub project. 

The charity supports communities in Lancashire and Cumbria and has a particular interest in the elderly, children, and young people.

It was established with funds donated by Harold Bridges and his wife Alice in 1963. In June 1970, a grant of £100,000 was made to the Royal College of Surgeons to establish a Fellowship, which still continues today. Further funds were added to the Charity following the sale of Bridges Transport Limited, the road haulage business which Harold had built up over the years. Harold was awarded an OBE in recognition of his charitable donations in 1974.

Some say that community spirit is a thing of the past, but we believe that by working together we can make a difference to the lives of everyone in our rural community. 

You can get involved in our community hub project by supporting upcoming fundraising events. 

You can also donate through internet banking or on our Justgiving page

If you would like help with ways to donate or make a pledge, please contact Marlene Little (Churchwarden) on 015395 60128 or email crosscrake1@gmail.com 

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.

20th July 2023

Beatrice Laing TrustCROSSCRAKE COMMUNITY HUB MOVES CLOSER TO TARGET

The trustees for the Beatrice Laing Trust have very kindly supported our project by pledging the wonderful sum of £5,000 towards the capital build. We are delighted that they have recognised how transformational this project will be for our local community.

One of their ‘giving’ priorities is to support new church building, extension or redevelopment projects with a particular emphasis upon churches using their physical resources to communicate Christian faith and respond to needs in the local community.

You can get involved in this project by supporting upcoming fundraising events.

You can also donate through internet banking or on our Justgiving page.

If you would like help with ways to donate or make a pledge, please contact Marlene Little (Churchwarden) on 015395 60128 or email crosscrake1@gmail.com

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.

10th July 2023

Bernard Sunley Foundation logoCELEBRATING OUR LATEST AWARD TOWARDS COMMUNITY HUB PROJECT

We are over the moon to receive a generous £10,000 pledge from the Bernard Sunley Foundation towards our community hub project.

The Bernard Sunley Foundation is a family grant making foundation which supports charities in England and Wales working to raise the quality of life and provide greater opportunities for the young, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged. Each year they give just over £4 million to capital projects that deliver a real community focus or provide facilities to support those in need.

We are extremely grateful to the trustees for their support and recognition of the role that Crosscrake Community Hub will play in our rural community. This new space will enable us to turn so many ‘If only’s …’ into realities. We are now well on our way to reaching our funding target and will continue to keep you updated on our progress.

You can get involved in this project by supporting upcoming fundraising events.

You can also donate through internet banking or on our Justgiving page.

If you would like help with ways to donate or make a pledge, please contact Marlene Little (Churchwarden) on 015395 60128 or email crosscrake1@gmail.com

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.

5th May 2023

Benefact TrustCROSSCRAKE COMMUNITY HUB RECEIVES MAJOR FUNDING BOOST FROM BENEFACT TRUST.

We’re  absolutely thrilled to announce that a £45,000 grant from Benefact Trust has been awarded to the Crosscrake Community Hub project. This commitment to our project is hugely significant and will help to turn our ambitious vision into a reality.

Rev Terry Wilcock, Associate Vicar at St Thomas’ Crosscrake, explained: ‘Crosscrake Community Hub will be a place next to the familiar and friendly church where groups of all ages, including families, can meet formally and informally in various activities to journey towards the social and community life that existed pre-covid. A safe place central to all our communities is very much needed to recover and uplift our community spirit. I’m delighted that Benefact Trust has recognised the important role this will play in our community.’

Benefact Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-making charities and awarded more than £23 million to churches, charities and communities in 2020. Its funds come from its ownership of the Benefact Group.

You can get involved in this project by supporting upcoming fundraising events.

You can also donate through internet banking or on our Justgiving page.

If you would like help with ways to donate or make a pledge, please contact Marlene Little (Churchwarden) on 015395 60128 or email crosscrake1@gmail.com

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.

 25 April 2023

Frieda Scott Charitable TrustLOCAL CHARITABLE TRUST SUPPORTS HUB PROJECT.

We’re delighted to share the news that The Frieda Scott Charitable Trust has awarded us a grant of £4,500. The Trust provides grants to charities & community groups in the South Lakeland & Eden districts of Cumbria. Established in 1974 and based in Kendal, the Trust is a long-standing supporter of local community groups working on the ground to meet the most urgent needs in their area. We would especially like to thank the trustees for their support and for their recognition of the role this project will play in supporting our local community.

Marlene Little, Churchwarden at St Thomas’, Crosscrake, said: ‘A long cherished dream of creating a warm, welcoming and accessible hub in the centre of the parishes of Stainton and Sedgwick is very close to becoming a reality. This has been made possible by the very generous donations from our supporters, both within our community and from funders like The Frieda Scott Trust.’

You can get involved in this project by supporting upcoming fundraising events.

You can also donate through internet banking or on our Justgiving page.

If you would like help with ways to donate or make a pledge, please contact Marlene Little (Churchwarden) on 015395 60128 or email crosscrake1@gmail.com

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.

How can I donate?

if you would like to help the Crosscrake Cummunity Hub fund, you can make a donation via the following methods:

Just Giving

Visit our JustGiving page here to donate online safely and securely.

Bank Transfer by BACS

Please drop us a line on pcc@crosscrake.church for account details.

Cheque

Made payable to St Thomas Crosscrake Community Hub Fund.

If you would like any help with making donations or ways to donate, please speak to our churchwardens Mike or Marlene, or drop them a line on pcc@crosscrake.church

Thank you for your support!

St Thomas’ Crosscrake is a registered charity. Our charity number is 11980687