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Pangbourne College awards grants to 9 local charities

A college has awarded grants to nine local charities — and is ready to contribute more.

Pangbourne College has given the money to worthy causes under its ‘community fund’ aiming to enrich children and young adults in the local area with educational events and opportunities.

The fund offers grants of up to £500 to eligible charities and organisations.

Pangbourne College
Pangbourne College

Successful grant applicants included: Pangbourne Youth Football Club, Pangbourne Village Fete 2023, The Whitley Excellence Cluster, 1st Theale & Calcot Scout Group, NOMAD Youth and Community Project, Assisted Reading for Children Ltd, Adventure Dolphin, Pangbourne Primary School and the Andrew Simpson Foundation.

“I am so pleased to see how the fund has already helped the local community,” said bursar, Neil Walne. “Last year's awarded grants will help bring projects to life that will benefit educational development of children, underpinning all that we do here at Pangbourne College.”

Headteacher Thomas Garnier added: “Schools are about people and Pangbourne is proudly a ‘people place’, home to a team of passionate educators with a deep commitment to its pupils.

“Through their fundraising endeavours, our pupils will be able to ‘give something back’ and will see how their efforts can positively impact children and young adults in our local community.”

The college community grants committee is now inviting grant applications for 2024.

All applications must be submitted via the online application form by May 20, 2024.

Each will be considered at a meeting in early June.

College pupils and the wider community will raise money for the fund through various initiatives throughout the upcoming year.

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