The Harpur Trust is a key funder for the Community Rowing Coach and has allowed us to make rowing available to so many young people who otherwise might not get the opportunity to get involved.
BELOW: The Harpur Trust banner ‘On Tour’ at the 1992 Olympic Lake in Banyoles and ‘At Home’ on the Star Club balcony:
But what else do they do? Read on to find out more with this snapshot of the Harpur Trust:
A key part of the Bedford community for almost 450 years, The Harpur Trust is proud to be able to support a large number of local groups and individuals, who help make a difference to the lives of others within the town, through its community grants programme. Over the past 11 years the Trust’s grants programme has invested over £9.4 million into the local community. Last year 65 local projects benefited from a share of the £649,180 awarded through the grants programme, which is funded from the income earned from the endowment given by Sir William Harpur in 1566.
BELOW: Another example of the good work carried out by The Harpur Trust in Bedford
Aside from the grants programme, pupils and staff from the four Harpur Trust schools also support and fundraise for a variety of local community projects. For example, last year over 4700 books were donated to Fun4Young People to share with children across the Borough; 615 pairs of socks were collected for BECHAR to give to homeless people during the winter and children from Grange Special School used our pools free of charge for swimming lessons.
BELOW: The Harpur Trust ‘On Tour’ at the Nottingham National Water Sports Centre for the Inter Regional Regatta
To find out more about the Trust’s grants programme and to see if your project may be eligible for funding visit www.harpurtrust.org.uk