This is a simple Trust set up to distribute the fund from Sedbergh Casterton Preparartory School, arising from the Feed-In Tariff from their solar panels, to worthwhile causes in the village.
Casterton has been enhanced as a result of the grants awarded so far and the trustees would like to encourage residents, including younger members of the community, to come up with ideas for projects with broad community benefit.
Residents may wish to approach a trustee in advance of making an application to get an idea of whether their application might qualify.
Applications for large or small amounts are equally acceptable.
Application forms can be downloaded from the Casterton Community Trust page of the village website (www.castertonvillage.org), or can be obtained from the secretary by ringing 015242 72143.
Only one application will be considered from an orgnisation in any grant period.
Casterton Community Trust
Grants Awarded up until April 2018
Casterton Parish Council: £500 for repairs to the seat on the Village Green.
Casterton Village Hall Committee: £594.72 for vertical window blinds in the Village Hall.
Casterton District Church Council: £379 towards a new shed and concrete base for gardening equipment.
Casterton WI: £495.68 for a digital projector and laser pointer.
Casterton District Church Council: £766 for a new name board for the Church.
Casterton Parish Council: £1000 towards improved street lighting.
Casterton Village Hall: £500 towards a new name board for the Village Hall.
Casterton Parish Council: £500 towards improved street lighting.
Casterton District Church Council: £400 towards a new seat for the Churchyard.
B4RN for Casterton: £500 for start up/incidental expenses.
B4RN for Casterton: Further £500 for incidental expenses.
Casterton District Church Council: £109 for purchase of vacuum cleaner.
Casterton Parish Council: £326 towards repairs to the War Memorial
Casterton Village Hall: £500 towards a new boiler
Casterton Parish Council: £1160 towards th e cost of a defibrillator
£438.80 for a bench on Laitha Lane
At public meeting of Casterton Community Trust held at the village hall on Tuesday 22nd June the sealed envelopes containing the votes cast in the 2020 election of Trustees were opened and the results were as follows:
Mrs. Gill Sykes - 60 votes
Mr. Christopher Dodd - 58 votes
Mr. Peter Makinson - 50 votes
Mr. Tom Herd - 39 votes
Mr. David Metcalfe - 33 votes
Mrs. Laura Mawdsley - 26 votes
Mrs. Lisa Lodge - 18 votes.
Sadly in the intervening time Mr. Tom Herd has died.
Mrs. Lisa Lodge has become a councillor and is no longer eligible to be a Trustee.
The process was scrutinised by Mr. Nick Cotton.
Four Trustees were required and therefore at the forthcoming AGM Mrs. Gill Sykes, Mr. Christopher Dodd, Mr. Peter Makinson and Mr. David Metcalfe will be appointed as Trustees.