Charitable grants totalled £340,000 last year

13:29 23 January 2013

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A Budleigh Salterton-based charitable trust gave out grants worth almost £340,000 to local people and groups over the last completed financial year, it has been revealed.

The Norman Family Trust awarded 378 grants totalling £338,003 in the 2011-2012 financial year, with the average grant being £900 and 75 per cent of applications successful.

During the first six months of 2012-13, the trust received 245 applications for funding. Of these, 143 were awarded grants and 101 were unsuccessful.

The average grant this year so far is just over £830, and the success rate is currently 58 per cent.

The Norman family founded a chain of cash and carry warehouses that started in Budleigh Salterton in 195. By 1979 there were nine branches throughout the south west, and because of approaching retirement the business was sold.

Using some of the proceeds from the sale, Ken Norman, together with his wife Pat, sister Peg and son Philip, set up the Norman Family Charitable Trust in 1979.

The group in receipt of the largest grants in cash value were those applications categorised as for medical needs. A total of £82,700 was awarded to 53 applicants.

The largest grouping in terms of number of applications were those categorised as for community, sport and leisure reasons. A total of £67,200 was awarded.

Other groups of applicants were for animals, deaf and blind residents, children, youth, drugs alcohol and prison, mental health, pensioners, environment and conservation, and for the homeless.

This year there are new categories for “forces, ex-forces and emergency services” and for “employment, skills and training”.

A spokesman for the trust said: “It was [the family’s] intention to repay the loyal customers from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset who had helped to make the business such a success, through making grants to good causes, primarily for the benefit of those areas.”

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