With small donations often having big results, the Barker-Mill Foundation (BMF) has revealed its latest round-up of small donations made to organisations primarily based across South West Hampshire.
- Girl Guiding New Forest North has received £750, which will be put towards the revamp of its activities and badges to support its #EveryGirl programme
- The hArt Silverlinks Project has received £950 for training and volunteer support of older people. The volunteers provide free home visits to discuss any specific worries or anxiety affecting their clients’ health or preventing them from enjoying life to the full
- £950 has been donated to the 29th Immaculata Scout Group which it intends to use for replacement tents for overnight camping
- Totton’s Pace Youth Football Team has received £1,000 to put towards new training and match kits
- £2,500 has been donated to Wild New Forest to support research into spatial distribution and habitat use of Hawfinch in the New Forest
- Mansel Minis Preschool, based in Millbrook will be using their £2,500 donation towards updating and improving the schools garden with new outdoor storage, new play equipment, equipment for updating outdoor facilities as well as creating a new shaded area for the children
Tim Jobling, BMF Trustee, said: “The range of funding applications we receive is so varied and spans across so many different sectors from youth clubs and teams, to supporting wildlife habitats and creating exciting play areas for our next generation. It’s really important to us that we support not only the larger organisations, but those at the grass roots of the community which make such a difference to people’s lives.”
The Barker-Mill Foundation (BMF) has donated over £4 million to organisations in the New Forest and surrounding areas since 1995, from funds provided by members of the Barker-Mill family in memory of Peter Barker-Mill. The Foundation makes around 80 donations each year predominantly to those in the areas where the family has owned land for generations.