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Chertsey Combined Charity
[July 2013]The Chertsey Combined Charity was created on 1st October 1987 by the combination of the very much older The Chertsey Poors’ Allotment Charities with The Runnymede Relief-in-Need Charity. It is managed by a Board of Trustees, and is registered with The Charity Commission under Number 200186. The Charity is able to give grants to local residents and community-based organisations in the former Urban District of Chertsey, which includes Addlestone, Chertsey, Lyne, Ottershaw, Rowtown and parts of Woodham. The Management Trust Deed stipulates that the Charity shall apply its income for the reduction of need, hardship and/or distress suffered by qualifying persons, either generally or individually. The Charity disperses approximately £40,000 for the benefit of its qualifying Community each year. Past Grants Over the last 30 years, the Charity has dispersed approximately £1 million for the benefit of the local community. In addition to the annual Christmas Grants given to local Community Clubs and Day Centres, the following are examples of financial assistance that have been given towards projects undertaken by local organisations:
• Age Concern Runnymede – minibuses • Brook Hall, Ottershaw – refurbishment • Chertsey Cricket Club – practice nets • EIKON Youth Centre, New Haw – rebuilding & IT equipment • Chertsey Girl Guides/Scouts – tents and trip support • Girl Guide HQ, Ottershaw – refurbishment • St Peter’s Church & Hall, Chertsey – kitchen & sound loop • Church Hall, Lyne – disabled facilities • Food Bank, Addlestone – IT equipment • RAVS, Chertsey – IT equipment • Chertsey Scouts – Minibus • Toy Library, Addlestone – Shelving • White Lodge Centre, Chertsey – sensory room & special pushchair equipment • Chertsey Museum – Reminiscence and Archaeology projects • Runnymede CAB – Relocation Project and Boiler • All Saints’ Church, New Haw – Youth building • Salvation Army – Library and Furniture Store • The BIZ Project, Addlestonemoor – Boxing equipment • The Meath School – Swimming pool contribution & specialist equipment • Penton Park Community Project – Emergency systemsApplications for Assistance An application form is available for individual assistance, and another, more detailed one, for use by organisations. Both types are available from the Charity’s Secretary at PO Box 89, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8HY. In order to qualify for consideration at the next available meeting of the Board of Trustees during every February, May, August and November, applications for grants must be submitted before the 1st of that month for Agenda inclusion.