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Urgent Funding Appeal for the Studley Grange Project
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 06:52

This exciting project at Royal Wootton Bassett will restore 1.25 kilometre section of the Wilts & Berks Canal and will create a wildlife trail alongside a former landfill site, quite a contrast to the derelict place that it is at present.  There will be 24/7 access for all and this stretch will link with the already restored section around Chaddington Lock. We will be involving the local community especially the children’s groups and schools who will be able to visit and help with planting and monitoring the return of the wildlife. 

We need over £600,000 overall and have a complicated mix of potential funding for the various aspects of the project, some secured and some where decisions are awaited. This includes grants from the People’s Millions, IWA, the Underwood Trust, the Landfill Community Fund and others.

How can you help?       

We now have an urgent situation where we need to start on preliminary works ahead of the main excavation and need approximately £50,000 in the next few weeks. These works will include site clearance, ground investigation, land drainage consent and confirmation of the methodology for the works. One of our funders will release some of their funding for this as long as we can match it and so our appeal is to raise £25000 so that we can start these preliminary tasks.

Can you help with a donation?  Every pound we receive will release another pound of funding.

NB. If the monies raised exceed the preliminary works, your donation will be used for other matched funding or to fund a contributing Third Party payment to a Landfill Operator.

 You can donate on line :

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https://mydonate.bt.com/ charities/wiltsberkscanaltrust

You can give via TEXT   -for example - to give £5   Text:  WBCT25 £5 to 70070

(just a note here for anyone nervous of trying this – I tried the text-giving the other night for the first time to make sure  it worked and it is very easy even on a pay-as-you-go mobile (Kath). It works with any amount.)

You can send a cheque made payable to Wilts & Berks Canal Trust to:

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust PO Box 3630  SWINDON SN4 4AN

Please mark the cheque Studley Appeal

Gift Aid

If you have not completed a Gift Aid form  and would like your donation to  eligible for gift aid  for this and any other donations to  Wilts & Berks Canal Trust please email us and we will send one out for you to complete.

The amount raised up to June  17th £11138 - Many thanks to those who have given