A New Future for Stoke Park
The Stoke Park Community Outreach programme’s primary objective is to support and collaborate with local charitable organisations, to work on specific projects that support, engage, and have positive impact and lasting benefit within the local community, build long term relations, strategic partnerships and provide opportunities to help enrich the lives of young people through education, sport, culture and the arts.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Applicants that meet the following criteria: For projects from local charities, clubs & societies, community groups, or regional branches of national charities based on supporting residents or areas within Buckinghamshire. National charities will be considered if there is a potential for a regional focus. Projects that will deliver a positive and lasting benefit to the community particularly in the areas of the youth community, education, sports, culture and the arts. Projects that can demonstrate clear objectives, measurable outcomes and impacts will be considered.
Example of one of Stoke Park’s community outreach initiatives, a partnership with SportsAid and LEAP.
Stoke Park oversee an extensive community outreach/charitable programme. Since December 2021 Stoke Park have:
LOCAL INITIATIVES/CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
Since December 2021, we have delivered thousands of gifts each Christmas to children in need and sick children throughout Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, working with various charities and hospitals to distribute.
Stoke Park Christmas Gift Campaign 2023
Donated to Slough Foodbank ( December 2021 and 2022) which covers South Bucks. They will again in 2023.
Platinum sponsor of the Gerrards Cross Fun Run which supported 3 charities.
Donation towards supporting the Stoke Poges Horticultural Society Annual show of which Stoke Park are a Patron (2022/2023).
Sponsored the Stoke Poges Fete (2022/2023).
Sponsored the CAWC (Chiltern American Woman’s Club) Christmas bazaar (2022/2023) who in 2022 supported the MND Association and in 2023 Carers Bucks.
Funded promotional video for the Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens
Providing funding for Defibrillator casing for St Andrew’s Church, Stoke Poges
Gerrard’s Cross Picnic on the Park
Stoke Park sponsored this huge community event held in Gerrards Cross, celebrating King Charles’s coronation.
Golf Day in aid of SHOC (Slough Homeless Our Concern): Former golf members of Stoke Park invited to play in a golf day to raise money for Slough Homeless Our Concern charity. Stoke Park made a donation to the charity in 2022 and 2023.
Hosted and donated special fundraising event for The OppO Foundation and signed the first Stoke Park Partnership Framework (SPPF). The SPPF is a commitment from Stoke Park that our support of local charities, such as The OppO Foundation, is not just about the grant support – it is about the lasting benefit, long term partnerships and our commitment to providing additional support. One of our parent company’s, Reliance Industries Limited, philosophy’s is that our commitment to sustainable development goes beyond our operating boundaries, as we continuously aim to add value to our stakeholders by advancing knowledge and improving lives. This is something we are continuing through our Stoke Park community outreach.
Winter Solstice Event at Stoke Park raising funds for The OppO Foundation
Donation to support the refurbishment Stoke Poges Village Centre – the hub of the local community.
Grant support for the South Bucks Riding for the Disabled Association to help support and improve facilities for this superb charity.
Stoke Park made a donation towards equipping the new STEAM cabin (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Maths) at Stoke Poges School.
Funding of a new app for the charity Action4Youth which will allow schools to self-deliver Action4Youth’s brilliant Inspiration Programme, and therefore delivering the programme to many more schools throughout Bucks. They have also funded 2 Bucks schools which did not have the resources to self-fund this programme into the curriculum.
Sponsored the reception at Action4Youth’s Big Night out which celebrated inspiring and amazing people from the youth community in Bucks.
Grant funding towards ‘The Junction’ which catches disadvantaged young people at a critical point, offering crisis and wellbeing support, plus a community where they feel safe and supported.
Grant funding to Thames Hospice
Funding of the refurbishment and materials for the Stoke Poges School Library.
Launch of The Stoke Park Literacy Fund – details to be announced soon.
Launched Stoke Park in the Community Funds via Heart of Bucks/Berkshire Community Foundation – charities and community groups across Bucks/Berks are able to apply for grants of £5000 to the fund.
Examples of charities and causes supported through the funds so far include: The Baby Bank, Farnham Common School, Head2Head Sensory Theatre, The Stoke Poges Singers, Stoke Poges Rainbows, Children Heard and Seen, Family Friends, Re:Charge R&R, Thames Hospice, Ufton Court Educational Trust, Beat Routes, Stoke Park Trust, Youthline, Peer Productions, Surviving Winter and the Last Resort Fund.
Stoke Park also awarded a Queens Platinum Awards (via Berkshire Community Donation) which is a £10,000 grant to the charity, Together as One (Aik Saath). This grant funded their Global Grub campaign, which was also supported by HRH Prince of Wales. It taught children how to cook and provided a meal each day during holidays when free school meals were not available.
SPORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Stoke Park are supporting 20 local athletes in a grassroots level through SportsAid to support future Olympians and Paralympians. Also working on inclusivity and activation programmes with SportsAid to help inspire local children and families into sport.
They are a partner of The School Games alongside SportsAid and LEAP, which is an inclusive sports programme which will reach 20,000 children throughout Buckinghamshire. ‘The School Games’ have programmes which encourages children not just to compete, but also participate and work with children of all abilities.
RELIANCE FOUNDATION ESA CUP & STOKE PARK GRANTS – THE BOODLES TENNIS
One of the Reliance Foundation’s (Stoke Park parent company) key initiatives is the Education and Sports for All programme driven by the Foundation’s Chairperson, Mrs Nita Ambani’s vision to empower every child in India through the power of education and sport. The ESA program has so far touched the lives of over 22 million children, especially from marginalised backgrounds.
The Reliance Foundation’s ESA programme through Stoke Park’s community outreach initiatives, is committed to supporting causes which have a positive impact within the local community.
The award of the Reliance Foundation ESA Cup and charity grant was presented on each of the 5 days of The Boodles tennis event to the winner of the first match, and a charity grant from Stoke Park donated to a different local charity on each day. Charities supported during this year’s event were: Action4Youth, South Bucks Riding for the Disabled Association, Together as One, Slough Foodbank and Sport in Mind.
Stoke Park are currently working on new initiatives and welcome recommendations from the local community by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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