Grants to Voluntary Organisations 2018

Yapton Parish Council

Grant to Voluntary Organisations

10th July 2017

Applications for Grant-aid 2017/2018

Total Budget Available: £890

Name of Organisation

Purpose

Benefits/Services provided to
Yapton residents

Reasons for seeking funding

Previous
grants

Comments
/Grant
approved

1. Bognor Regis,

Chichester and District

branch of the

Samaritans

 

Our Purpose is:

1.             To enable  people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those who may be at risk of suicide, to receive confidential emotional support at any time of the day or night from appropriately trained Samaritans, in order to improve their emotional health and to reduce the incidence of suicide.

 

2.           To promote a better

understanding in society of suicide, suicidal behavior and the value of expressing feelings which  may otherwise lead to suicide or impaired emotional health.

The confidential nature of the service means we do not know where people are when they contact us. Last year we dealt around 20,000 contacts. People contact us for many reasons, including relationship and family problems; loss of family, friends or job; health and financial worries and job-related stress.

 

We believe that these issues affect all parts of the area that we cover. In addition to phone, email and face-to-face contacts at our Bognor Regis centre, over the last few years we have expanded our outreach work  Volunteers visit  the day centres run by  Stonepillow in Chichester and Bognor Regis once a month, and attend A&E at St Richards. In addition, every    Thursday evening to provide emotional support when needed. We have a team who go into local schools to talk about emotional health, some volunteers provide talks on Samaritans to local groups (WI, Mothers Union, Rotary, etc) and some of our volunteers have been trained to support Network Rail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To support the costs of delivering the  service.

 

Our major expenditure is on volunteer selection and training and volunteers travel expenses. A donation from your Council would help ensure that people in crisis have confidential support, day or night, every day of the year, by enabling us to recruit and train more volunteers. We need more volunteers if we are to expand our outreach activities with the schools, Stonepillow, St Richards and Network Rail.

 

Our Branch is run totally by volunteers and to keep the branch operating we need around £14,000 per year. Our volunteers are all trained to provide a listening ear, in confidence and without judging, to anyone    who is going through a difficult time, including those who may be suicidal. Anyone. young or old, can contact us by phone or visit the Branch to talk through anything that may be troubling them. Some people find it easier to write their feelings down rather than talk about them, and our email and text services are the preferred medium for many young people.

 

 

 

 

 

2016 - £120

2015 - £100

2013 - £75

2017 - £120

Name of Organisation

Purpose

Benefits/Services provided to
Yapton residents

Reasons for seeking funding

Previous
grants

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approved

2.   Arun & Chichester
Citizens Advice Bureau

 

Advice and information, offering a free. confidential. impartial service to all citizens, including Yapton and surrounding area.

Promoting the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and Spiritual potentials, as
individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

 

Outreach to Yapton as well as clients by telephone or face-to- face from the Yapton area. The number of those who have benefitted from our home visiting service in 2015/16 is 520. and of those 50 are from the Yapton area.

 

Requested funding towards the core funding costs of the Bognor Regis Advice Centre. Including the outreach support we offer at Yapton including travel expenses, books, laptop, etc. We operate a home visiting outreach for vulnerable and elderly people and those who have mobility constraints.

75 in 2006, 2008, 2012. 2013, 2014 , 2015 and 2016.

2017 - £100

3.   1st Yapton & Ford Scout Group

 

 

The development of local young people (currently 80+) through the delivery of varied, interesting and exciting scouting programmes: encouraging involvement with
constructive activities. 80+.

 

1.     To help with the cost of awards presented at our AGM to a number of our young members who have excelled within their sections during the past year —approximately 10 young people.

2.     To help towards the cost of the recent replacement of hot water heaters in kitchen and toilets (£350.00).

The Group's Executive Committee fully supports the recognition of achievements at our AGM and presentation of awards to reflect this. We hope the Parish Council agrees with our sentiment and add its support by approving a grant. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

£100 in 2014 and in 2016

 

 

 

2017 - £100

Name of Organisation

Purpose

Benefits/Services provided to
Yapton residents

Reasons for seeking funding

Previous
grants

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approved

4.     Yapton and District

Cottage Gardeners'

Society

To provide a focus for people who are interested in horticulture through shows, visits and meetings and who live in Yapton and the surrounding area.

 

To encourage children and young people to enjoy gardening and also take part in village activities

 

Over 100 members plus many other people who      come       during     the          shows. We work with the children at Yapton School in the Victorian Garden. They grow fruit and vegetables and take the produce home wherever possible. We also work with other village organisations such as the Village Hall Management Committee and St Mary’s

Church.

Funding is being requested towards the hire of the large marquee for the Annual Flower Show in August. The marquee alone on the playing field costs £1,300 and although we run a fundraiser during the year, and we are seeking sponsorship. It is almost impossible to break even. We have also applied to Ford Parish Council for a grant.

For the last few years the August Flower Show has expanded to become a family event for all the village. The feedback from visitors was excellent, and this year it will extend even further with a fun dof show, and village games organized by St Mary’s Church. This is our intention for the future – to hold an annual event that is part of village life in Yapton for all the family.

 

£100 in 2010

2011, 2012,

2013 and 2014.

£150 in 2015 and in 2016.

2017 - £150

5.    The Yapton & Ford Local History Group

 

To research the histories of Yapton & Ford as well as booking guest speakers for monthly meetings in the Village Hall. The Group also stages exhibitions most years on specific local subjects for the benefit of the community.

The Group researches and library are available to all members and local community who have an interest in the village history. Meetings are open to the current membership (currently about 50) and to the general public.

2017/18 is the centenary of the opening of Ford Airfield. The Y&FLHG are staging an exhibition to mark the occasion in May 2018. The exhibition will lay out the story of the airfield through its existence. The total cost at this time is unknown but the complexity of the event will be governed by the funds and support that is available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes - £150 in 2009, 2013. 2014 and 2015, and £200 in 2016 for specific projects.

 

2017 - £150

Name of Organisation

Purpose

Benefits/Services provided to
Yapton residents

Reasons for seeking funding

Previous
grants

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approved

6.    Arun Co-Ordinated Community Transport

To provide transport to the Yapton inhabitants this would include the elderly, infirm and those that unable to manage public transport we also provide minibuses to community groups.

We also run the Dial a Ride and Social Car Service in the area, out of a client database of 3087 registered clients 27 clients reside in Yapton parish.

Once again as in other years the charity are looking towards our local Parish Council to help with funding so we can continue carrying out valuable work within local communities that we operates in. All the work we carry out aims to improve the wellbeing of your residents by increasing the range and capacity of the assisted community transport services thereby enabling residents to enjoy an improved quality of life through increased social and community engagement opportunities, this will improve and maintain their quality of life, including their physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Are aim is to meet the needs of all residents leaving in the Yapton Parish Council area who may be isolated, frail or vulnerable if not helped by the charity and other originations working within the area.

The organisation uses the talents of around 50 volunteer helpers and 4 part time staff is enables us to provide a mixture of transport services, this includes       running 10 shopping                  buses each week to Sainsbury's, Morrison's and Tesco's Bognor. We also have 3 dial ride wheelchair accessible vehicles for the use of clients confined to their wheelchairs helping them to give them some independence. Along with is we have a volunteer car scheme which with the help of volunteer drivers using their own cars, we will respond to any calls for help and to accommodate the needs and request from clients such as hospitals, doctors and dentists appoints etc. In addition we have minibuses for hire that have been used by groups within the Parish.

To prevent social isolation and encourage social inclusion the charity we look at any request from clients. In response to this we carry out series of trips and events for elderly residents which are still proving to be very successful during this year to the extent we are running 2 to 3 minibuses every Friday. Out of a client database of 3087 registered clients there are 27 people registered in Yapton Parish Council area.

 

 

 

 

 

The organisation uses the talents of around 50 volunteer helpers and 4 part time staff is enables us to provide a mixture of transport services, this includes running a shopping bus each week.

We also have 3 dial ride wheelchair accessible vehicles for the use of clients confined to their wheelchairs helping them to give them some independence. Along with is we have a volunteer car scheme which with the help of volunteer drivers using their own cars, we will respond to any calls for help and to accommodate the needs and request from clients such as hospitals, doctors and dentists appoints etc. In addition we have minibuses for hire that have been used by groups within the Parish.

Yes - £100 in 2016

2017 - £100

Name of Organisation

Purpose

Benefits/Services provided to
Yapton residents

Reasons for seeking funding

Previous
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approved

7.    1st Yapton Guides

Youth Organisation for 10 – 14 year old girls. Promotes independence, skills, team-work, inclusion and is part of Girlguiding Uk.

We currently have 20 Guides and 9 Rangers (Aged 14 – 22) who meet at Yapton Scout Hut and enjoy craft, cooking, outdoor activities and attend residential events and camps.

The Guides have just enjoyed a back-packing expedition to Gumber Farm and we would like to purchase some lightweight camping equipment – stoves and tents. A grant towards this would be very helpful and the equipment would be used in Summer 2018. The current equipment Is very old and in need of replacement.

No.

2017 - £75

8.    St Mary’s Church – Peace Window Project

As you are aware, St Mary's Yapton is a beautiful church building which lies at the centre of our village community. For many hundreds of years this is where the people of Yapton have married, christened their babies and buried their loved ones. It is not just a place of worship, but a place where people from many different walks of life come to find peace and solace at some of the most difficult times of their lives.

In 2014, in response to the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War, we considered the importance of peace as a Christian concept and something as a community we all strive to achieve. As a result we decided that we would like to install a new stained glass window in the west window of the church over the porch, with the theme of 'Peace, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Armistice in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In developing the window with Derek Hunt of Limelight Studios, the artist that we have commissioned to design and make the window, many people, both from church and the local community, were involved in exploring different aspects of Peace and discussing what form the window should take. The final design is very beautiful and will enhance the church building for future generations to appreciate. This is not just a church project, but involves the community as a whole: we believe that St Mary's is at the very heart of Yapton and as a Grade II listed building is of historical significance to all.

 

The cost of the Peace Window is in the region of £20,000. We have to raise all of the monies ourselves which you will appreciate is quite a challenge. We receive no government or local authority support. As local businessmen with an interest in supporting community projects, we would like to invite you to make a donation towards the installation of the window. We plan to keep a record of all donors as part of the historical archive of the church. Any donation, no matter how small, will be very much appreciated.

 

St Mary’s PCC received £150 in 2015 for the closed churchyard maintenance

No grant awarded

Name of Organisation

Purpose

Benefits/Services provided to
Yapton residents

Reasons for seeking funding

Previous
grants

Comments
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approved

9.    Tyler’s Trust

Tyler is an incredible local teenager, who has been battling a brain tumour for 5 years, during this time he has undergone 26 operations and undergone Radiotherapy. He has faced huge challenges including learning to walk again and visual difficulties. Due to the amount of time Tyler has spent in hospital he has decided to help other children going through similar things to him. The aim of the trust is to provide a balloon and gift box to each child suffering from a brain tumour or other life threatening illness, each sibling also received a bag of presents. The cost of eaxh box is approximately £150 and each gift bag £75.

The Trust covers the areas of Worthing, Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton Hospitals. Geographically we will not increase our area but we will increase the service that we offer to local families. For example the Trust is now also supplying emergency overnight parental bags to local children’s wards, making donations to the wards as required, supplying home essentials kits and hosting a free family fun day. We are also looking at further ways to support families such as days out.

We are supporting some of the most vulnerable families in your area and would ask for some help if possible.

No.

No grant awarded

10.  Yapton & Ford Parochial Church Council

Church of England

Christian Worship / Weddings / Funerals / Baptisms

To help towards the cost of maintaining the churchyard at St. Mary’s.

 

Our churchyard is maintained by volunteers without whom the cost would fall on Arun D.C. as St Mary’s is a “closed” churchyard

Yes – annually for a number of years (usually £150) – except in 2016

2017 - £95

Andrew Gardiner

Clerk of the Council

3rd July 2017