The Charity uses funds raised from the property it manages and investments to provide grants to local organisations that are based in or serve the residents of Barby and Onley. As well as benefiting the Parish the Charity has to protect the assets for future generations.
Barby Townlands and Educational Charity was created when a number of smaller local charities were amalgamated. The charity can trace its roots back to the 19th Century, but some of the covenants go back further.
The charity's assets are spread throughout the village. The Play Area, the Tennis Court, and the Sports Field are leased to the Parish Council.
The Allotments are managed by a trustee, currently Sally Robbins and the Millennium Orchard and Petanque Pit are managed by the Charity.
The Charity also holds investments in the Charities Investment Fund, a unit trust. The charity takes a very responsible position in relation to the maintenance of the assets and money is spent annually to ensure that what we pass on is in the best condition we can manage.
The farm land beyond the sports field going down Longdown Lane is leased to a local farmer and Barby Garage, opposite the Arnold Arms, is leased to the proprietor of the garage business. Both the farm land and the garage are managed through our land agent.
During 2015 the charity installed 2 war memorial commemorative seats in Rectory Lane to remember the sacrifices that many made in the two World Wars.
Every year the Charity celebrates the coming of Autumn with an Apple Day and in 2018 this will be held on Sunday 7th October in the Charities own Millennium orchard. We are hoping to again have a team of Morris Men preforming as well as the usual free BBQ, cakes, apple juices, apple pressing and generally all things apple based.
The trustees meet three or four times per year. Minutes of the Trustee meetings can be viewed below.
You can apply for a grant by downloading a grant application form below.
Richard Camp was elected as Chair in January 2018 with Graham Sloper as the Vice Chair and Mrs Cat Sabine took over as Treasurer and Secretary of the Charity. Their contact details are shown below. The other trustees are Carol Hamp, Jo Martin, Derek Middleton, Catherine Lomax, Sally Robins and Rob Wilson.
Mr Richard Camp Tel: 01788 891184
Mr Graham Sloper Tel:01788 899167
Secretary & Treasurer
Ms Sally Robbins Tel: 01788 890202
The charity prides itself on giving something to everyone who applies for a grant, the figure usually varies between 50-100%. Full details of applying for a grant can be found below which includes an application form. This is available in either pdf format (Grant Application Form pdf
) or word format (Grant Application Form word
). If you require any further information please get in touch with any of the trustees.