Past Awards

Some of the grants and awards made by the Trust are as follows:

  • A Bromsgrove student received a grant to support his endeavours in taking part in an expedition to the Indian Himalayas with the British Exploring ociety in the summer of 2015, and said “Have just received news from the Bromsgrove Institute Trust, post my grant application ….. An incredible donation and really takes the pressure off during exams next year!”   You can read his inspirational story in full here.
  • Finstall Village Hall has been the centre of village life since 1904 and has not only hosted a wide variety of social events, clubs and classes, but made an enormous contribution to the community.   The Trust was therefore pleased to make a grant in 2013 towards improvements designed to keep the hall going for at least another century.
  • In 2012, we made a grant in support of a local project in aid of the charity Dig Deep which provides sustainable water supplies to communities in Eastern Africa.
  • Bromsgrove Concerts – Grants have been made to help support this popular series of local concerts in 2010/11.
  • Avoncroft Arts Society – The Society runs many arts and crafts activities for local people, and the Trust provided funding in 2009 for the Society to enable it to acquire a new kiln to replace two older kilns.
  • A grant was made in 2007 to support a Research Training Fellow placement in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the New York University Medical Centre.
  • An award was made in 2004 to support a local student’s BSc Geography degree dissertation involving deployment to the Kalahari Desert to characterize aeolian environments in the Orange River vicinity.
It should be noted that each award is made strictly on its individual merits, and the success or otherwise of any application made to the Trust should not be taken as setting any particular precedent.   See the Guidelines page for more information on the criteria for awards.