Chippenham Borough Lands is a Charity Trust, who own land and buildings within the Parish of Chippenham. Formed through the discovery of this land which was left by Queen Mary in 1554 and rediscovered in 1990, it now supports many organisations, individuals, charities and schools in Chippenham. The money that is available is generated from the interest made on the investments.
There are around 12 trustees who meet every month to finalise the recommendations of the Sub Committee meetings. There are three Committee meetings each month:
The Main Trustee meeting is held on the third Monday of the month and is when everybody meets to hear about the recommendations of the Sub Committee meetings. The decisions are then ratified or changed.
The total budget allocated for 17-18 is £326,500
We give around £140,000 to the Chippenham Schools every year and support anyone who has lived in Chippenham for over 2 years with the cost of course that advance their education, although we cannot support First Degrees.
This is worked out as £7 per child in secondary schools and £14 per head for primary children.
Schools Social Fund
The Social fund is worked out by finding the percentage of Free School Meal children at each school and converting this in to pounds. When the social fund amount and the allocation are added together they generate the total income allocated to that school. The school then has to put together ‘bids’ for how they would like to spend that money, which has to be agreed by the Trustees at a meeting.
Education budget – an explanation.
The Education Officer will visit the schools often to see how the money will be spent or to ask any questions to support an application. They may also see anything which the charity has funded and attend many events which celebrate achievement.
Anyone who has a financial need, whether they are on benefits or not, can apply to have help with something that they need, providing that they live within the parish of Chippenham.
Many people will be put in touch with the appropriate agency first and helped to find solutions from the Council or other organisations. A visit will be made to everyone who applies and their application form will be discussed thoroughly. Sometimes the charity will help with things that aren’t mentioned in the application because a shortfall has been discovered and sometimes the applicant will be turned down. Every application is considered on it’s own merits.
We help support many different charity and non-profit organisations in Chippenham who provide a service that benefits the residents. Examples of organisations who have had help from us are:
Land and Buildings owned by CBLC
If you think that we can help you in any way, you can ask the school to contact us, or get in touch yourself: 01249 658180 or e mail:
email@example.com – Sarah Carson (Jonathan Young- maternity cover) Office administrator
firstname.lastname@example.org – Laura Graham-May - Arts and Education Officer
email@example.com – Christine Jenkins - Welfare Officer