Community Funding

Over the years, Astwood Bank Carnival has distributed many thousands of pounds to dozens of charities and organisations. With the fabulous support of the local community we had another successful year and were able to again share funds at our Open Meeting.

2017 Funding

The Astwood Bank Carnival open evening on November 21st saw not only an announcement that an amazing £7,000 had been handed out to groups both in Astwood Bank and the wider Redditch community, but Astwood Bank Carnival committee has been able to commit funding to two village community projects. Both projects come under the umbrella of the Carnival Committee, one is the highly successful Astwood Bank in Bloom, now in its third year. Additionally significant funding has been made available for a brand new initiative, the installation of communal Christmas lights along Evesham Road.

Carnival Chairman Ashley Hewitt noted: “Thanks to the amazing support by local residents, not just for the Carnival day back in July but also for all of the other events such as the recent Murder Mystery evening, and the Barn Dance in July, we’ve been able to support both local groups and others further afield that help us.”

The following groups have all been allocated grants for the coming year and the Carnival Committee looks forward to hearing how they have spent the money.

Redditch Division Guides – £350

1st Matchborough Scout Group – £350

1st Redditch Boys’ Brigade – £400

Army Cadet Force (Hussars) – £550

Astwood Bank Girlguiding – Rainbows, Brownies and Guides – £250

Astwood Bank Operatic Society – £500

Astwood Bank Parent and Toddler Group – £300

Astwood Bank Primary School – £850

Astwood Bank Scouts – £450

It’s a sign – £250

Redditch Night Stop – £450

Redditch Assn for the Blind – £300

Ridgeway Academy – £950

St. Matthias and St. George, Astwood Bank Parish Church – £300

The Ditch Youth Project – £150

West Mercia Police Youth Band – £300

Where next association – £300

2018 Funding

We welcome funding applications from charities and good cause, not-for-profit associations from the local community around Astwood Bank.

Click here to submit your funding application online!

Deadline for submissions is 30th September 2018.

All decisions associated with the allocation of monies to applicants is at the sole discretion of the Astwood Bank Carnival committee.