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Collingham Parish

Collingham Community Trust

(registered charity no. 1126934)

The charity had been in existence for a number of years when, in February 2014, a group of people decided that they wanted the annual May Fair to continue in Collingham and would prefer to organise it with charitable status. At that time the Community Trust was dormant, it had no funds and none of the existing trustees wished to carry on. It is also registered as a company limited by guarantee, a not for profit organisation.

Its aims are to promote any charitable purpose for the benefit of the inhabitants of Collingham and the surrounding area by associating together with the inhabitants and statutory authorities, voluntary and other private or public sector organisations, acting as an umbrella or resource body. 

As insurance, health and safety and other matters had to be addressed, it was decided to resurrect this charity with new trustees to act as the umbrella organisation for a number of village events.

Charitable status meant that grants could be applied for and the governance of the events organised would be in accordance with the Charity Commission’s legislation and regulations.

The charity currently organises the May Fair, Advent Lights and the Open Gardens event, together with residents and representatives of voluntary groups.

In the last financial year the Community Trust had a financial surplus of £629.22, as recorded in the financial report adopted at the Annual General Meeting on 6 June 2016. It was agreed at the meeting that it would act as the umbrella organisation for Open Gardens 2016 on 10th July, Advent Lights 2016 on 4th December and May Fair 2017 on 1st May.

Trustees are:

  • Wayne Brooks
  • Stella Herbert
  • Lee Marshall
  • Celia Moody
  • Tim Musson
  • Rosie Scott (contact for Charity Commission)

Chair: Celia Moody
Vice Chair: Jean Solder
Treasurer: Val Wright
Secretary: Stella Herbert
Health & Safety: Chris Allen