Help in kind
As well as all the funding provided since 1997 for local projects and organisations in the form of grant awards and large scale donations for one-off community projects, the Trust also helps the local community in a variety of other ways.
The value of any assistance that the Trust gives in the form of 'help in kind' can be used as matched funding for applications for funding to organisations that require matched funding.
Here are some of the ways 'help in kind' has been of use.
Help with parish plans
Since 2004 Greenham Common Trust has supported a number of parish plans. Working on single projects or elements of a plan's production that have set timescales is, from the Trust's perspective, the most efficient way of supporting parish planning groups.
Help with questionnaires
The Trust purchased a Village Appraisal software package from Gloucester University that assists with the design of questionnaires for local inhabitants and has made the software available to parishes throughout West Berkshire. The Trust provides assistance with data input for all parishes using this software.
Starting in June 2004 the Trust's Melissa Elliott, Shirley Monger, Fran Smith and Jane Woodfield have helped Aldermaston, Bradfield, Chaddleworth, Compton, Great Shefford, Greenham, Hampstead Norreys, Kintbury, Leckhampstead, Shaw cum Donnington, Stanford Dingley, Sulhamstead, Tidmarsh and Sulham, Ufton Nervet, Welford and Wickham, and Woolhampton Parish Councils with the design, production and analysis of their parish plan questionnaires. More parishes are applying still for help with questionnaires.
Help with designing Parish Plans
Since 2004 Teresa Newson has been designing and preparing Parish Plans for printing.
Working closely with parish representatives, Teresa has designed the following Parish Plans, Design Statements, flyers and posters:
2004 Brightwalton Parish Plan 2005 Leckhampstead Parish Plan 2005 Newbury Town Design Statement 2005 Yattendon Parish Plan 2005 Hungerford Parish Plan 2006 Cold Ash Parish Plan 2006 Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet Parish Plan 2007 Great Shefford Parish Plan 2007 Brimpton Village Design Statement 2008 Hampstead Norreys Parish Plan 2008 Boxford Parish Plan 2008 Bradfield Parish Plan 2009 Welford Parish Plan 2009 Stanford Dingley Parish Plan 2009 Greenham poster 2009 Bucklebury flyer 2009 Shaw-cum-Donnington Parish Plan 2010 Ashampstead Parish Plan 2010 East Woodhay Parish Plan 2010 Stanford Dingley Parish Design Statement
West Berkshire has been awarded Beacon Status for its Parish planning efforts. North Hampshire parishes are now also requesting help.
Download the Trust's Parish Planning Help-in-Kind leaflet
Help with websites
Since 2003 Greenham Common Trust has been working closely with public and voluntary sector organisations across West Berkshire to advertise the services they provide on the internet. As well as help with designing and setting up new websites, the Trust can also provide free hosting facilities to local voluntary and community organisations. Contact us for more details.
Websites currently designed and/or hosted by the Trust are:
- AFC Newbury Boys
- Burghclere Primary School
- Giving West Berkshire
- Greenham & Crookham Commons Commission
- It's My Life Self Advocacy Group
- The Link Up Project
- Newbury Girls Football Club
- Pathways to Employment
- The Slater Centre
- West Berkshire Citizens Advice Bureau
- West Berkshire Mencap
- Newbury U3A
help with schools
Greenham Common Trust provides support for the Education Business Partnership West Berkshire, an active and successful charity employing approximately 10 staff, that works closely with schools, ensuring that students experience elements of the National Curriculum in real business situations. Staff from the Trust have given presentations to schools around the district, encouraged and facilitated school visits to Greenham Common, New Greenham Park and Handpost Gully, and have assisted with projects that link schools to businesses.
help with adminstration
The Trust provides administrative support for local charities and community groups providing photocopying facilities for newsletter and flyers.
If you think the Trust might be able to help your organisation achieve a community project with the sort of help listed above please call Stuart Tagg on 01635 817444 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org