Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust has launched a new website to promote its work providing charitable grants to projects within the City of Lichfield. The site also provides information for potential applicants, who can now apply directly through the website.
The trust was founded in 1546 by Lichfield resident and guild master Hector Beane, when he conveyed guild land to six trustees. The income from rent went towards providing water to the citizens of Lichfield. Over the centuries the trust continued to offer donations to other local community projects, becoming the well-known local charity it is today.
Now the trust focuses on charitable donations to under 25s in assisting with their education, from funding local school trips to sports equipment. They also help organisations for the local community. In recent years the Lichfield Festival, the Operatic Society, the local Scouts and Girl Guides, are a just a few groups they have helped.
Simon James, warden of Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust, says “We hope the new website will encourage people to find out more about the vibrant history of the trust and what we do today. We would like to invite potential applicants to visit the site, where you can find out if we can help you.”
The board meets four times a year to decide on successful applicants. They will next be meeting on 2 December 2015. If you are interested in making an application please visit www.lichfieldconduitlands.org.uk. For enquires please contact administrator Jane Bethell by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.