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Summer Education Grants: Community Festival

The Education charity has recently awarded a Small Grant of £1,270 to support the 9th Phoenix Garden Agricultural Show and St Giles Fayre.

Most years, Phoenix Garden organises a community festival in early autumn for the local community. They aim to recreate a ‘traditional country fayre’ in the heart of London. 

This years show will feature:

  • Millers Ark Rare Breed mobile farm – where children can have hands on experience with farm animals.
  • Punch & Judy performances – with a talk on the history and traditions of Punch & Judy and performances.
  • London Pride Morris Men – will perform traditional dances, with an opportunity for audience participation.
  • Crystal Palace Brass Band – a community brass band, will perform a range of music both traditional and modern.
  • A bouncy castle – for young visitors to ‘let off steam’.
  • Market Place – a range of crafty exhibitors and information stalls, including the London Beekeepers with a display showhive and bee-related produce.

Our grants helps fund the children’s activities and we are very proud to have supported the last seven events.

The Trustees also approved the following grants:

  • £10,000 for St Barnabas Primary School – to fund London Music Masters, a whole school music intervention programme that provides all children (and their parents) violin and music lessons.
  • £10,000 for London Basketball Association – to run BOOST (Basketball for Outstanding Opportunities, Skills and Training) in south Westminster.
  • £35,269 to Anna Freud Centre – to deliver half a day per week of family therapy support in six local schools.

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