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Registered Charity No: 228167

WLTT NEWS

Specialist Electric Turning Bed

West Looe Town Trust has available a specialist carer’s single bed (a Laybrook Turning single bed). Full details are available on the manufacturer’s website (click website link below). The bed was supplied new in November 2019 and is complete with headboard and memory-foam mattress. NOTE: This bed is very heavy for its size and will require collection from the Trust. If you know of someone who would benefit from such a specialist bed, please contact the West Looe Town Trust office in the first instance.

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29th March 2021

Recent Funding News

Over the last 10 years, WLTT funding for local students in Further- and/or Higher-Education has increased dramatically to the point where WLTT has now committed over £40,000 to educational funding. This has never been more important than at the present time, when many students are using their grant funding to purchase computer equipment that is so vital for remote learning. So far this academic year, £25,462 of the committed funds have been used. Other significant funding has included a contribution to Looe Football Club of £2,250 towards a new mower attachment for the football pitch and an additional grant of £3,800 to Looe in Bloom for the purchase of a replacement vehicle (this is in addition to £3000 donated in 2020). Finally, WLTT has donated £500 to Riverside Church for repairs to the church organ.

2nd March 2021

WLTT Charitable Funding 2020

Globally, 2020 has been a most unusual year. However, West Looe Town Trust has continued to function from behind a closed office door and with Trustees meeting, like many other organisations, via ‘Zoom’. During 2020, the Trust’s charitable giving has continued unabated, particularly towards the young people of Looe in the form of personal grants (up to £500 each p.a.) towards further- and higher-education costs. This year the Trust has pledged in excess of £40,000 towards these educational grants, with 83 local students benefiting from financial support. In addition, the Trust has made donations to other organisations in the town including: Looe Darby & Joan Club St Nicholas Church (Clock repair) Looe in Bloom The Haven Project Looe Town Football Club (contribution towards a new mower) Looe Sailing Club (purchase of Mirror dinghies) Youth Rock Band ‘Division’ (equipment) Radio Looe (equipment) Riverside United Church (organ repair) The Trust has also granted funding to individuals in need of specialist medical equipment, which enables them to continue to live in their own homes. During the first lockdown, WLTT provided an emergency grant of £10,000 to fund provision of much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the doctors’ surgery. These costs were later covered centrally by the NHS and the grant funds were returned to the Trust. Nevertheless, this demonstrates how the Trust is able to respond very swiftly to a local need. In total, these educational, organizational and individual grants amounted to £64,998 at the time of writing Finally, the Trust continues to maintain West Looe Downs as a public green space for all to enjoy, which has been particularly important during 2020.

22nd December 2020

The West Looe Town Trust is seeking applications for the post of Clerk to the Trustees to start in early 2021

Please open the link below for further details of job requirements and how to apply;

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9th December 2020

EDUCATION GRANTS 2020-21

The West Looe Town Trust is delighted to announce that it has set aside a total of £40,000 to provide grants for local students for the forthcoming academic year. This annual education grants scheme is designed to assist local students, and their families, with expenses incurred as they undertake their further and higher education studies. This year the Trust has awarded grants of £500 to 80 young people from Looe. The Trustees wish all of them every success in their chosen careers. The 2020/21 scheme is now closed but details of the 2021/22 can be found elsewhere on this site.

20th August 2020