WLTT Charitable Funding 2020Globally, 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