January 2017 meeting

The January meeting was a very busy one with 27 applications for the David Gibbons Foundation and 22 for the Gibbons Family Trust.  From these the Trustees awarded grants of £29,500 from DGF and £20,135 from GFT.  4 applications were moved from 1 Trust to the other (applications that fitted the criteria of both Trusts) to maximise the amount of income available to distribute.

The largest grant awarded was £3,000 to a children’s centre in Devon, and the smallest grant was £200 to an individual for College equipment.

GFT made 2 grants totalling £4,685 to Thanet and 2 grants worth £3,500 to East Devon.  DGF awarded 5 grants worth £5,000 to East Devon organisation or individuals.

October 2016 Trustees’ meeting

At the recent meeting of the Trustees the following grants were awarded:

The Gibbons Family Trust made 17 grants totalling £21,875. Of these 4 grants were given to individuals and the rest were to charities / not-for-profit organisations. One grant was for the Isle of Thanet for £3,000 for a charity that helps with reading and book clubs in special schools.  The remainder of the grants were for Devon (with two being in East Devon). The smallest grant was for £450.

The David Gibbons Foundation awarded grants of £24,115 by way of 22 grants.  Again 4 were grants to individuals. 5 grants were for East Devon.  The largest grant given was for £3,000 to a charity that recycles old furniture and distributes it to families on low incomes. The smallest grant was to an individual for £300.

 

July Trustees’ Meeting

At the July meeting the Trustees awarded the following grants: –

The Gibbons Family Trust gave away £24,250.  This included 3 grants of £4,000 in total, and 4 grants totalling £4,300 to East Devon.  The largest grant was for £2,400 to a charity that works with children with learning difficulties in both Devon and Thanet.  8 grants were made to individuals.

The David Gibbons Foundation awarded grants of £32,110, being 20 grants in total. The smallest grant was for £250 to an individual and the largest was for £10,000 to a charity in Exeter and East Devon that works with young children and their families from low income backgrounds. 3 grants were made to East Devon.