Grant applications are processed by our partner, John Huntingdon’s Charity, at their office in Sawston.
The Parochial Charities will consider applications for grants from organisations or good causes such as youth groups, schools, pensioner groups, religious groups, other charities, community support groups and nursing organisations. These grants are intended to cover the cost of specified items, services or travel and rarely exceed a few hundred pounds.
The grants must benefit people of Great Shelford.
Recently the Charity was pleased to provide a grant supporting four young people from the village on a residential visit to an adventure centre.
This was SSYI’s 3-day trip to Stubbers Adventure Centre, near Upminster.
The activity packed trip involved jet skiing, tunnelling, raft building, lasar tag and more – all designed to help overcome fears and tackle life’s challenges.
“For some of the participants it was their only summer holiday and an opportunity for all of them to gain confidence and improve social skills,” reported John Greaves, SSYI Treasurer and Trustee, “Our thanks to the Great Shelford Parochial Charities.”