Finedon charity awards another round of cash grants

Charity trustee Caroline Jennings hands over the cheques to Lucy Sadler, Kinsey  Sparrow and  Samuel Bryant
Charity trustee Caroline Jennings hands over the cheques to Lucy Sadler, Kinsey Sparrow and Samuel Bryant
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A charity set up to help youngsters in a town has given out another round of grants totalling several thousand pounds.

Finedon Educational Charity was set up in 1980 to promote the education and development of young people living in Finedon.

A piece of land was left to the charity but it is only now, more than 30 years on, that they have been able to sell it and reap the benefits.

Money from the sale can be invested and then any income from this becomes a pot of cash to help out individuals, groups or schools in Finedon for educational purposes.

The Telegraph reported last year how the charity’s first set of grants had gone out, including money for the Friends of Finedon Library and two individuals from the town.

Finedon Infant and Finedon Mulso Junior Schools made successful bids last time, and again in this latest round. Both have had cheques for £3,800.

Lucy Sadler, deputy headteacher of Finedon Mulso School annd ICT lead across both schools, said the money has gone towards new interactive whiteboards to replace ageing projectors.

She said: “The children love them and we have now had staff training on them, it’s very exciting.”

Finedon Dolben Cricket Club was also successful in securing £2,030 to pay for coaching for a number of helpers and coaches at the club and new shirts.

Club president Alan Henson said: “We are very grateful for the charity’s help.”

To download an application form for the next set of grants, go to www.finedoneducationalcharity.org and apply before June 15.