Stratford Town Trust named as finalist in Charity Times Awards
PUBLISHED: 09:43 30 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:14 30 June 2014
Stratford Town Trust has been recognised as one of the best charities in the country as a finalist in a national competition.
The Trust is one of six shortlisted to win the Charity of the Year with an income of £1 - £5 million category at the Charity Times Awards.
The Trust submitted an application in May with its successful shortlisting announced on June 19. The winner will be announced at a glitzy awards night at the Lancaster London Hotel on October 22.
Chief Executive Helen Munro said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for this major national award recognising the difference the Trust makes to the community here in Stratford. To win this award would be truly outstanding but equally I would be happy to simply be one of the six best charities.”
The Charity Times Awards, now in its 15th year, recognises the best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector.
Stratford Town Trust’s application detailed the £1 million it spends each year on good causes, mainly through grants to local communities, groups and individuals, helping those in need and enriching the lives of people in Stratford.
In 2014, a further £1 million was awarded through the Trust’s CommYOUnity Challenge – funding three new community projects. Also this year, the Trust has also funded the re-opening of the Guild Chapel and the £1.8 million transformation of Stratford ArtsHouse.
The other finalists in the Charity of the Year with an income of £1 - £5 million category are: Horse Trust, Into University, North Devon Hospice, Rochester Bridge Trust and Teens & Toddlers.
For more information on the Statford Town Trust, visit their website: www.stratfordtowntrust.co.uk