Local youngsters on fire training course sponsored by the Trust

Latest Awards

Some examples of recent grants that have been awarded to organisations

Latest Awards

Some examples of recent grants that have been awarded to organisations. Many grants have also been made to individuals, whose privacy is respected.

  • Key Trust Grant Supports Remembrance of Barton & Dunstall World War 1 Casualties

    Key Trust Grant Supports Remembrance of Barton & Dunstall World War 1 Casualties

    November 2017

    Barton War Memorial Group, formed to research the history of the 39 men of Barton & seven from Dunstall who died serving during and in the years immediately after WW1, is set to publish an attractive, informative book and launch a Website thanks to a £4,000 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust.

    We Remember the Men of Barton & Dunstall 1914 - 1918 book and associated Website will follow much appreciated displays of the Group's material in the Parish Church, Barton Library & John Taylor High School.  It will make an important part of our community's history available for family history researchers, young people particularly in the 2018 WW1 Centenary year, and the families of those who died fighting for their Country.

    Extensive detailed research undertaken by the team led by Jill Rogers, who initiated the project, that includes Lesley & Bob Grewer, Rosemary & Duncan Fergusson and Foster Rogers will be in the well illustrated book recording fascinating stories of the men, their families and a little about their lives.

    When published early next year copies will be given to each of the families involved and deposited at Barton and other local libraries, our schools, the National Memorial Arboretum, local museums and the County Records Office.

    Publicity will then announce its sale at H&H Spalding's bookshop in Barton proceeds from which will be used for the on-going costs of maintaining the Website. More information is available from Jill Rogers on Burton 712809 and jill.rogers@uwclub.net   

  • Rounders England Outstanding Player Backed by Trust

    Rounders England Outstanding Player Backed by Trust

    June 2017

    Fifteen year-old Frankie George, acclaimed by her England Rounders coach as an 'Excellent role model for less experienced players who learn from both her work rate and totally committed approach' has been awarded a £350 grant to help with travelling costs to this year's England Rounders events and International Festivals.

    Selected again to play Rounders for England, this John Taylor High School student is a key player in last year's unbeaten Rounders England under 16 Elite team. 'Frankie is an outstanding batter, scoring consistently in every game. Her fielding is equally impressive, she has a safe pair of hands with a long and accurate throw' commented Sue Manson, England coach.

    Passionate about playing for her Country Frankie, from Church Road Barton said 'I'm hoping to have a career in sport and am very grateful to the Key Trust for their £350 grant to help with my travelling costs to coaching and events across Britain'.

  • Time Flies Again at Barton's Parish Church Thanks to Key Trust's £10,000 Grant
    Time Flies Again at Barton's Parish Church Thanks to Key Trust's £10,000 Grant

    Time Flies Again at Barton's Parish Church Thanks to Key Trust's £10,000 Grant

    May 2017

    For nearly five centuries St James' Parish Church has stood as the beating heart of the historic, thriving, village of Barton under Needwood and its clock has marked the passage of time for over 120 years, chiming on the hour and every quarter. Now, thanks largely to a £10,000 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust the clock's faded faces are being restored and residents will again be able to look up and see the time.

    Originally installed by Smith's of Derby in 1895 the present clock has dials on the North, South & East faces of the church tower. Reminding villagers and visitors that 'Tempus Fugit', or time flies, the painted clock faces,  hands and numerals had faded making it difficult to see the actual time. As an admonition against sloth & procrastination the Latin motto is most splendidly adapted at Hertfordshire's Furneaux Pelham church clock to read 'Time Flies - Mind Your Business' with a running figure of Father Time.

    Rather than swathing the church tower with scaffolding Smiths of Derby have used rope access to repaint the faces and re-gild the Roman numerals, outer ring and hands with double thickness English gold leaf. Not only does time fly but so does the restorer!

    Sue Gent, churchwarden, seen receiving the grant cheque from trustee Julie Skinner, of the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust said 'We've been talking about doing this for years and now, thanks to the Key Trust, everyone in our community will be able to clearly read the time again in Barton'.

  • 'Stands the Clock at Ten to Three?' Not Any More at Dunstall

    'Stands the Clock at Ten to Three?' Not Any More at Dunstall

    March 2017

    Rupert Brooke's line in his famous poem might have been true at Dunstall until the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust's £1,500 grant helped fund the fitting of a clock regulator keeping  the village's prominent timepiece telling the correct time and dealing with Spring & Autumn hour changes.

    Maintained by Dunstall Parochial Church Council, St Mary's church clock tells the time right across the delightfully rural and tranquil village. Electrified some years ago by Smith's of Derby so that weekly journeys up the tower for winding were no longer needed  the clock has still required regular adjustment to keep correct time. The newly fitted  electric regulator now automatically makes minor adjustments ensuring that the clock is telling the correct time.

    St Mary's Dunstall churchwarden Mick Perkins said 'Access to the clock mechanism is very awkward and with an ageing congregation it was becoming impossible to deal with adjustments so we are extremely grateful to the Key Trust for their £1,500 grant that's solved this problem'. 'And is there honey still for tea?'  Indeed there will be at Dunstall's popular summer teas in the church hall'! he added.  

  • Trust's £500 Grant Helps Barton Firefighter Realise an 
			  Ambition & Keep Fit for Challenging Job

    Trust's £500 Grant Helps Barton Firefighter Realise an Ambition & Keep Fit for Challenging Job

    March 2017

    Retained Barton fire-fighter Anthony Doolan keeps fit for his job by taking part in Obstacle Races across Britain after being excited by the challenging sport at a Catton Estate fun event.  Having completed a couple of Marathons he found Obstacle Racing more challenging, interesting and less monotonous than running and started entering for races to help raise funds for various charities.

    With 60 races to his name, he was astounded to discover last year that his successes qualified him for the UK Championships and then for the World Championships in Canada.

    As a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to realise a personal development ambition Anthony set about raising £3,500 to meet the cost of participating in the Men's aged 25 - 29 competition last October at  Blue Mountain, Ontario, that attracted entries from all over the World.

    'I was in shock at the prospect of competing in the World Championships. The 15 kilometre course loaded with compulsory obstacles, including ski slopes to run up and down, was daunting and took me over four gruelling hours and was the pinnacle of my ambitions' said Anthony.

    'My challenging job means I must be fit to deal with emergencies and take a full part in the team often saving lives - my personal fitness through Obstacle Racing could make the difference between life and death so I'm extremely grateful to the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust for their £500 grant' added Anthony who moved from Darlaston to Barton for his job.

    Anthony is currently running 750 miles across 17 different challenges to raise funds for When You Wish Upon a Star, the Nottingham based charity, that takes children with limited life expectancy on dream trips and took his stepson to see Santa in Lapland.

  • Trust's £3000 Grant Helps Encourage 'Singing for Fun' in our Community

    Trust's £3000 Grant Helps Encourage 'Singing for Fun' in our Community

    March 2017

    Barton Music Makers, the popular community chorus founded in July 2014 that meets regularly in Barton Village Hall needed a musical instrument that can be played as a piano, organ, harpsicord and more to accompany them during their rehearsals and concerts.

    Membership is open to all, regardless of ability. With over 120 members and growing, of all ages, the overwhelming majority of whom are from Barton, this popular group also performs at local concerts and events. Its sources of funding are limited largely to members low cost subscriptions designed only to cover running costs.

    Since starting Barton Music Makers has used the Village Hall's ageing electric piano that is prone to breakdown and, as the Chorus grows in confidence and ability, is proving unsuitable particularly for public events.

    Now, thanks to a £3,000 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust the community chorus has a new Yamaha Clavinola, stool and 'dollies' so that the heavy & delicate instrument can be moved safely into storage at the Village Hall where it is also available for use by other appropriate organisations and individuals.  Trustee Jacqui Jones is pictured presenting the funds to Tim Hornblow & Stephen Taylor.

    The new instrument's first public performance was to a capacity crowd at the Christmas Concert.

  • Trust's Small Grant Helps Promote Golden Oldies Monthly Sessions in Barton

    Trust's Small Grant Helps Promote Golden Oldies Monthly Sessions in Barton

    January 2017

    Monthly fun, singing and socialising sessions for isolated and vulnerable people living alone in the community run by the nation-wide Golden Oldies charity are being supported by a £392 grant to help promote, develop and sustain the group that presently attracts eleven regulars.

    Meeting on the first Monday of the month at Barton's Methodist Church the group sings popular songs from the 50's onwards that are followed by tea and a chat.  Some present have poor sight and limited mobility. A free 'door to door' transport service is offered to those unable to get to sessions and the Trust's grant will include covering the cost of promotional fliers to reach out to residents of Barton and Dunstall who would enjoy the monthly fun and social sessions.

    Anna Everett, the Barton 'Goldies' session leader, said 'Many of our group find it difficult to get involved with the wider community and I've seen new connections being made and friendships developing that are enormously beneficial, particularly for people who live alone'.

  • Trust's Grant Helps Keep Dunstall Pavillion Fit for Cricketers

    Trust's Grant Helps Keep Dunstall Pavillion Fit for Cricketers

    November 2016

    Following last Winter's closed season Dunstall Cricket Club's inspection of their splendid pavilion at the Deer Park ground found that water had penetrated part of the roof and urgent repairs were needed to get the building fit for use in the busy cricket season.

    Geoff Shilton, Dunstall Cricket Club's vice chairman, said 'The Cricket Pavilion stands empty over the Winter period and our pre-season inspection revealed that water had penetrated the timber & felt flat roof rotting the boarding and its supporting trusses'.

    With the cricket season fast approaching and Club funds being at a low ebb the Club appealed to the Trust for an urgent  grant towards the £1,851 cost of the repairs.

    Barton & Dunstall Key Trust trustees, impressed with the outstanding contribution that Dunstall Cricket Club makes to Dunstall's community and particularly their coaching and encouragement of youngsters, were pleased to provide the full amount so that repairs could proceed without delay.

  • Key Trust Supports Barton's Oak Road Play Area with a 
			  £10,000 Grant

    Key Trust Supports Barton's Oak Road Play Area with a £10,000 Grant

    October 2016

    Mayor of East Staffordshire Cllr. Beryl Toon and Trustees from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust supported Needwood Councillors  Julia Jessel and Jacqui Jones at the opening of the refurbished children's play area and a dog walking 'park' on Borough Council land at Oak Road, Barton under Needwood.

    Following consultations with local residents Borough Councillors Julia Jessel & Jacqui Jones identified the need to upgrade the existing young children's play area, add new facilities for older children and create a separate area for dog walking discouraging fouling of the playing field and reducing the risk of disease.  

    Whilst most of the substantial cost of this initiative was found by the Borough Council the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust supported this worthwhile project by providing a £10,000 grant towards the new play equipment and basketball hoop.  

    Adrian Wedgwood, chairman of the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust is pictured with Cllr Beryl Toon. mayor of East Staffordshire, Cllrs Julia Jessel and Jacqui Jones, trustees Rev. Andrew Ridley & Cllr Arthur Kennedy together with Miriam Firth, clerk to the Trust at the official opening.

  • Trust's £10,000 Grant Helps Rejuvinate Barton Cricket 
			  Club Facilities & Attract More Youngsters

    Trust's £10,000 Grant Helps Rejuvinate Barton Cricket Club Facilities & Attract More Youngsters

    August 2016

    Unusable practice nets and recent loss of qualified coaches to clubs with better facilities have seen Barton's splendid cricket club hit hard times.  Thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust, supporting funds from other sources, the club has been able to construct two new practice nets encouraging more local youngsters to take up the game and providing better coaching & practice facilities for the village cricket teams.

    Previously well-used practice nets constructed in 1995 having reached the end of their lives Barton Cricket Club, that's affiliated to the village's popular Holland Sports Club, lost many of their qualified coaches and players to clubs with better facilities. Juniors membership, the life-blood of all sporting organisations, had also suffered.

    Now thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust towards the total cost of £25,000, Barton Cricket Club has two new first class practice nets.  "We've moved the nets to a new location close to our splendid Score Box where one net will be available for local youngsters and residents to use and the other will be supervised by the Cricket Club" said Alec Dytham the club's fund raising manager.

  • Trust £350 Grant Helps Top Topper Sailing to World Championship

    Trust £350 Grant Helps Top Topper Sailing to World Championship

    July 2016

    Fifteen year old Krishan Bhogal from Station Road, Barton, has taken just three years to rise from a novice at Kings Bromley's Manor Park Sailing Club to Great Britain's National Junior Topper Squad and is set to compete in this year's World Championships.

    '"I had a go and loved being out on the water, being free, and now sailing is my passion" said Krishan, whose ability & determination was recognised when he was selected from over 100 applicants to receive one of the first brand new Topper dinghies donated by a youth sailing charity.   Featured with his family in last Winter's edition of  'On Board' the Royal Yachting Association's magazine, Krishan is racing to the top of Topper class sailing having finished 47th.in his class at the Topper World Championships at Lake Garda in Italy.   Success at this year's World Championships at Bangor, Northern Ireland, will be going towards his selection for the Laser Radials class in 2017 - a small step perhaps towards the Olympics.  

    Sailing is now a family affair, with younger sister Eve having fallen in love with the sport, their father helping out on safety boats and mother taking bookings for Midlands training events.   "I'm very grateful to the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust for their £350 grant towards my entrance fees and accommodation ensuring I can take part in this year's vital events" said Krishan.   Locally, Krishan expects to be competing & be seen in action in the Topper National Series competition at Carsington Water on 16th & 17th. July.

  • Girl Guides Deading Across the Pond for International Camps

    Girl Guides Heading Across the Pond for International Camps

    May 2016

    Girl Guides & John Taylor High School students from Barton Katherine Jones, Miah Fling and Lauren Harrington have been selected from Guides right across the County to represent Staffordshire and are heading across the Atlantic this Summer to experience life in Canada and the United States of America whilst attending international Guide camps. Katherine, a Young Leader with 1st Barton Rainbows and Miah, a Guide in Yoxall are travelling to New Jersey in the USA where they'll be attending an International Girl Scout camp and experiencing home hospitality with an American family. Staffordshire Girlguiding has had long term links with the Girl Scouts in New Jersey who attend the Staffordshire International Camps held every four years.

    Meanwhile Lauren, a Young Leader with the 1st. Barton Brownies will be attending an International Camp in Canada, camping alongside people from all over the World.  Whist there she'll taking part in adventurous activities, a community service project and making new friends whilst learning to be part of a team a long way from home. After the Camp Lauren is planning to visit Toronto and explore other parts of Canada's vast landscape.   Each of the girls has had to raise £1,700 to fund the character building experiences of living and working with Guides with different cultures, faiths and languages from across the World.

    Julie Skinner, Trustee with the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust pictured with the girls said 'We’re delighted to support Katherine, Miah & Lauren with grants of £250 towards their character-building experiences across 'the Pond' .

  • Key Trust's £5000 Grant Supports Early Years Outdoor Area at Barton Infants School

    Key Trust's £5000 Grant Supports Early Years Outdoor Area at Barton Infants School

    May 2016

    Children in their first year and other young visitors to Barton's Thomas Russell Infants School can now enjoy new play equipment in the refurbished Early Years outdoor area thanks to a £5,000 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust.   Despite having been cared for over the years the school's popular outdoor area , used extensively by Reception aged children and other young visitors such as pre-school groups and after-school clubs, was in need of repair and updating.  School funds and fund-raising activities provided new benches and tables but to make the area really attractive to youngsters some re-surfacing of the area with a tricycle track-way and some larger play equipment was needed at a total cost of £15,500.  

    'Children in our school's two Reception classes need to spend a good percentage of their time out of our classrooms, so our outdoor area needs to be stimulating and as safe as possible' said Mrs Lisa Farmer, co-head teacher at Thomas Russell Infants School. ' We are so grateful to the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust for their £5,000 grant that's helped to make a fantastic, safe and exciting area on which  for years to come our youngest pupils can play with their friends and extend their physical skills' she added.

  • Holland Tug of War Club

    Holland Tug of War Club

    March 2016

    John Moffat, trustee, presenting a cheque to Tracy Kerry (in the yellow coat) and the Holland Tug of War team limbering up for their trip to the 2016 Outdoor Tug of War International Federation World Championships at Malmo, Sweden, in September.  

    Founded in 1970 at Barton's Holland Sports Club, Holland Tug of War Club has many national and international achievements to its name and is hoping that, after a Century's absence, the sport will win a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

    Tracy Kerry, Fundraiser & Coach, said 'Tug of War helps men and women of all ages develop fitness, technique, determination, loyalty and teamwork, qualities that are invaluable in today's busy world. It'll cost over £13,500 to send our full squad of men and women to Malmo and The Barton & Dunstall Key Trust's £2,500 grant will support our Barton & Dunstall based team members meet the £700 each has to raise to compete in Scandinavia, a particularly expensive part of the world'.

  • Trust's Grant Helps England Rounders Team Member Travel to Training

    Trust's Grant Helps England Rounders Team Member Travel to Training

    March 2016

    John Taylor High School student and Barton under Needwood teenager Lucy Graves (15) has been selected to represent England at Rounders  this season with her first international match in May at Sheffield.

    Training sessions are set to be held at venues across England, including on Guernsey & the Isle of Man, and the main team training centre at Sheffield.  The sport of Rounders does not receive much support from Government or Lottery sources meaning that although training is free  team members must pay for their own kit together with travelling and accommodation expenses. Unusually for a first year squad member, Lucy has also been invited for elite training.

    'It's a great honour to be selected to play Rounders for my Country and having worked to raise over £260 to buy my England kit I'm so grateful to the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust for their £350 grant that'll help with my travelling and accommodation costs as I train and compete in the sport I love' said Lucy.

    Julie Skinner, trustee of the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust, pictured presenting Lucy Graves with her cheque said 'We’re delighted to support Lucy with her terrific opportunity, and will be pleased to receive applications from individuals of any age who live in Barton and Dunstall for grants of up to £500 and from village organisations for up to £10,000'.

  • Local Charity Helps Wildlife Trust Establish Rare Bittern Habitat at Barton under Needwood

    Local Charity Helps Wildlife Trust Establish Rare Bittern Habitat at Barton under Needwood

    August 2015

    Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's campaign to create a new wild life haven  on the edge of Barton under Needwood  to attract breeding pairs of one of Britain's rarest birds has been supported with a £2,000 grant from the Barton  & Dunstall Key Trust.

    Tucklesholme Quarry, alongside the River Trent between Barton & Walton on Trent, has been bought by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust so that during the final gravel extraction  banks, slopes and islands can be created that are ideal for establishing reed beds to attract booming Bitterns and a myriad of other species of birds and wildlife.

  • Trust's £800 Grant Helps Boost Youngsters Interest in Angling

    Trust's £800 Grant Helps Boost Youngsters Interest in Angling

    February 2015

    Following major improvements to Barton's ancient Fishpond on Efflinch Lane interest in fishing the well-stocked pond has grown substantially. Keen to encourage more young people to take up the sport Barton Parish Council, with an £800 grant from the Trust & support from East Staffordshire Borough Council, has extended one of the fishing platforms to create a safe area for several youngsters to fish, together with an Instructor. The new, larger platform, or fishing 'peg', is also available for 'pond dipping' by village school pupils keen to study the wide variety of 'bugs' and wildlife in this delightful area close to the centre of Barton.

    "With the Trust's help this extended fishing peg will be attracting more young people to take up the sport creating a life-long interest and an enduring hobby" said Jacqui Jones, trustee of the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust pictured with ESBC Cllr. Julia Jessel & Jeanette Taylor from Barton Parish Council.  "Barton & Dunstall residents of all ages ,who have  an Environment Agency licence , can use the Fishpond all year round without charge and anglers from outside our community must purchase permits from Barton News (Liquor & Allsorts) in Main Street, Barton" she added.

  • Trust Grant Funds Barton Brownies Identity

    Trust Grant Funds Barton Brownies Identity

    January 2015

    Barton’s latest thriving Brownie unit is celebrating a £300 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust providing personalised neckers and a Unit flag to identify the 3rd. Barton Brownies at Guiding, public & community events.

    Part of Girl Guiding, Brownies is for girls aged seven to ten.  The 3rd. Barton Brownies, formed in October 2012, started with an enthusiastic, dedicated leader with no other resources, now has nineteen members and meets at St James' Church Hall in Barton under Needwood every Wednesday.

    "Having built up our Unit it was important to have our very own Flag and neckers with our Unit colours for girls to wear so they can be recognised and identified when out and about at Guiding and public events" said Kerrie Spooner, leader.  

    "Now, thanks to a £300 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust we'll be wearing  our Unit colours with pride,  particularly at our Thinking Day event in Nottingham on 21st February when our Unit joins 4,000 girls involved in Girlguiding" she added.   

    “We’re delighted to support 3rd.Barton Brownies and will be pleased to hear from other organisations in Barton and Dunstall who can apply for grants of up to £10,000 or individuals whom we may help with grants of up to £500” said Jacqui Jones, trustee of the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust pictured with 3rd.Barton Brownies celebrating their new Unit colours.

  • Village's Archive Project Backed by Key Trust Grant for Library Computer & Software

    Village's Archive Project Backed by £2,200 Key Trust Grant for Library Computer & Software

    April 2014

    Year Eight history students from Barton’s John Taylor High School are celebrating a £2,200 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust that’s funding a computer with software enabling villagers in Barton & Dunstall to access the results of the students ‘Barton Archives’ research project that’s starting with an Open Day on 18th May in the School Hall.

    Driven by Tom Bithell, history teacher, and project managed by Peter Galley a retired head teacher, “Barton Archives” students will be working with the local communities and historians discovering, recording and archiving their own heritage and sharing that with the rest of the village.

  • Barton Guide & Rainbow Leader Wins Grant for Regional Trip to Continental Europe

    Barton Guide & Rainbow Leader Wins Grant for Regional Trip to Continental Europe

    March 2014

    Alice Green (17) a Staffordshire Guider and Rainbows Junior Leader from Barton under Needwood has been selected to represent her County on a two week Midlands Region trip in July to four countries on the Continent and has won a £200 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust to help with her travel costs for the £800 personal & leadership development opportunity.

  • Trust Backs World Challenge Experience for High School Students

    Trust Backs World Challenge Experience for High School Students

    February 2014

    Four students from Barton under Needwood’s John Taylor High School have each won grants of £250 from the Barton and Dunstall Key Trust towards their extra curricular development activities.  Emma Downes (16), Emily Power (16), Hannah Brown (16) & Molly Walker (17), each of whom has to raise £3,845, are set to join three groups of students from John Taylor High School for a life-changing three week World Challenge expedition this Summer to Malaysia & Borneo.

  • Grant for Firefighting & 'Recycling' Courses

    Trust's £2000 Grant for Firefighting & 'Recycling' Courses

    September 2013

    Barton under Needwood’s new fire station was the venue for local youngsters on a firefighters course in the Easter holiday designed to give young people good work-related experiences, skills for life after school and opportunities to change their ways of life. Later there’ll be a ‘Recycling’ course when young people will strip down & refurbish scrap bicycles. The courses are funded by a grant of £2,000 from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust.

  • Dunstall Information Panel

    Trust Sponsors Dunstall Village Information Panel with £900 Grant

    August 2013

    Dunstall, one of East Staffordshire’s most tranquil and attractive rural communities within a short walking distance of Burton on Trent, is now sporting an Information Panel giving details of footpaths, notable buildings and local history thanks to a grant of £940 from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust & similar support from the National Forest.

    Designed to help visitors find their way across the delightful valleys and hills that feature in the local Borough Council’s leaflet “Easy Walks in East Staffordshire”& known locally as ‘Dunstall in the Dale’ the newly installed Information Panel is set at the village centre crossroads.

    Close to St Mary’s Parish Church, Dunstall Hall and Dunstall Cricket Club the new panel, project managed by Mavis Brown of Dunstall Parish Council, gives visitors information on local amenities and the history of this delightfully peaceful community.

  • Dunstall Cricket Club Wins £5000 Grant

    Top Flight Cricket Club Wins £5000 Grant for All Weather Practice Nets Refurbishment

    July 2013

    Derbyshire Premier League and family focussed Dunstall Cricket Club has won a £5,000 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust towards the cost of refurbishing their practice nets at the Club’s Deer Park ground between Barton under Needwood and Burton upon Trent.

  • Barton Tennis Club Nets Major Grant for Courts Refurbishment
    Barton Tennis Club Nets Major Grant for Courts Refurbishment

    Barton Tennis Club Nets Major Grant for Courts Refurbishment

    May 2013

    Barton’s popular & successful Tennis Club has won a £7,500 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust towards the re-surfacing  & refurbishment of two of their courts at Holland Sports Club.

    With a thriving membership open to all ages, tennis played year round and a new coach being appointed to encourage more young players, the Club meets regularly at Holland Sports Club in Barton.

    “It’s fifteen years since these courts were re-surfaced so the playing areas were very worn and badly drained and we’re very grateful to the Key Trust for their £7,500 grant towards the major expenditure, that was beyond our resources, needed to bring them up to scratch” said Charles Theaker, membership secretary, who masterminded the application to the Trust.

    Adrian Wedgwood, chairman of the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust, said “We’re delighted to support Barton Tennis Club and will be pleased to receive applications from individuals of any age who live in Barton and Dunstall for grants of up to £500 and from village organisations for up to £10,000”.

  • Adrian Wedgwood (Barton and Dunstall Key Trust chairman) & Miriam Ridley

    Barton Rainbow Leader Beats 800 UK Guides to South American 'Gold' Team & Wins £500 from Trust Towards Her Costs

    February 2013

    Selected after an exhaustive interview process in Bristol from over 800 UK applicants Miriam Ridley, a qualified Rainbow leader from Barton under Needwood, is set to travel to Guyana in South America on a Guiding Overseas Linked with Development (GOLD) project in the Summer and has received a £500 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust towards the £2,300 she has to raise to pay for her trip. Currently taking A Levels at Barton’s John Taylor Academy and set for University to study speech and language therapy, Miriam will be part of a team of six young women from around the UK working in Guyana to develop Guiding through leader and camp training.

  • Trust Helps Rainbows Celebrate Silver Jubilee

    Trust Helps Rainbows Celebrate Silver Jubilee

    July 2012

    Barton’s thriving Rainbow units celebrated the Silver Jubilee of their national organisation with a trip to an exciting party at the Churnet Valley Railway thanks to a grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust that funded a coach for the day.

    Part of Girl Guiding, Rainbows is for girls aged five to seven and Barton under Needwood’s two units has nearly forty members most of whom joined Staffordshire Girl Guiding at a ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ held recently on the Churnet Valley Railway near Leek.  This included a ride on a steam train and travelling through a tunnel with all the lights off.

  • Music & Arts Festival Backed by £2,000 Grant from Key Trust

    Music & Arts Festival Backed by £2,000 Grant from Key Trust

    March 2012

    Attracting large audiences from the community the popular annual Music & Arts Festival that brings talented musicians, singers, artistes and an arts & craft exhibition to Barton has been sponsored by the Key Trust.

  • Trusts £5,000 Grant Helps Barton Church Upgrade Toilets

    Trusts £5,000 Grant Helps Barton Church Upgrade Toilets

    February 2012

    Barton under Needwood’s thriving Christadelphian church, centre of their local congregation, has completely refurbished the toilets in their Common Hall and provided disabled facilities thanks to a £5,000 grant from the Barton and Dunstall Key Trust.

  • Royal Opening for Youth Project Supported by Key Trust
    Royal Opening for Youth Project Supported by Key Trust

    Royal Opening for Youth Project Supported by Key Trust

    March 2011

    Collinson Park community youth project, opened on 31 March 2011 by HRH The Duke of Kent KG was supported by the Trust with grants to provide the popular basketball area and additional street lighting to the public footpaths crossing the park.

  • Trust Backs Youth centre with Games Grant

    Trust Backs Youth Centre with Games Grant

    February 2011

    Barton’s popular Youth Centre next to the John Taylor High School now has more activities and games for village youngsters thanks to a £500 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust.

    Previously, in October 2008, the Trust joined the televised appeal for funding by providing £8,000 to help completely modernise the swimming pool at the Thomas Russell Junior School that’s now available for teaching youngsters to swim and for use by village organisations.

    (Photo provided by The Burton Mail)

  • World Challenge 2012 Project Students Win £250 Grants

    World Challenge 2012 Project Students Win £250 Grants

    February 2011

    Students  from Barton & Dunstall at John Taylor High School set to go to Namibia & Botswana in July 2012 have each received £250 towards their fundraising to pay for this character forming experience.

  • Trust Supports Dunstall Spire Repairs

    Trust Supports Dunstall Spire Repairs

    July 2010

    Urgent repairs required to the very tip of Dunstall church’s landmark steeple have been backed by a major grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust.

  • Community Speedwatch Initiative  Backed by Equipment Grant

    Community Speedwatch Initiative Backed by Equipment Grant

    October 2009

    Volunteers aiming to cut down the speed of motorists passing through our area have been supported with a £1,000 grant that’s bought a speed camera, signage & hi-vis jackets.

  • Barton's Fishpond Improvements Encourange Village Anglers

    Barton's Fishpond Improvements Encourage Village Anglers

    September 2009

    Major improvements, funded by a £5,000 grant from the Trust, to Barton’s village fishpond on Efflinch Lane have provided new fishing pegs, water treatment & disabled access to this valuable community resource that’s teeming with fish and popular with local anglers.  Residents of Barton & Dunstall can now fish for free while others can obtain annual or day permits from the bailiff at the Shoulder of Mutton.

  • £5,000 Grant Supports New Kitchen Project at Methodist Church Hall

    £5,000 Grant Supports New Kitchen Project at Methodist Church Hall

    August 2008

    Much needed new kitchen facilities at the Crowberry Lane located Methodist Church are sporting new cupboards thanks to a £5,000 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust towards a major refurbishment and modernising project at the church hall.  

  • Holland Tug of War Team Sponsored for World Championships

    Holland Tug of War Team Sponsored for World Championships

    July 2008

    Holland Tug of War team, based at Barton’s Holland Sports Club were supported with a £1,500 grant towards their costs of competing at the World Championships in Sweden.

  • Dunstall Cricket Club on a Roll Thanks to Trust's £1,250 Grant

    Dunstall Cricket Club on a Roll Thanks to Trust's £1,250 Grant

    March 2008
  • New Health Centre Wins Grant for Vital Equipment

    New Health Centre Wins Grant for Vital Equipment

    November 2007

    Recently opened, Barton’s new health centre in Short Lane, needed additional equipment to help nursing staff and make life more comfortable for patients.  Following an appeal for £1,748 from our village doctors the Trust was pleased to make this one of its first grants and to display a plaque in the Surgery waiting area promoting our objectives.