Four Lanes Trust

 Grants available for

The Arts


Community Action

in the Basingstoke District

What are the aims of the Four Lanes Trust?

The Four Lanes Trust gives money to people with ideas and projects which will improve life in Basingstoke and the surrounding district.

The Trust's interests lie mainly in three particular fields:

      • Social and Community Action
      • Education
      • The Arts

 A pond-dipping platform
A pond-dipping platform

A cooker for the Harmony Club
A cooker for the Harmony Club

Grants mostly range from £500 to 1000, but in some cases we give considerably more. The important thing is to provide the right amount of money for the project.

We have given grants to a whole range of different groups: working mothers, community centres, sports clubs, music societies, playgroups, schools, theatre groups, village halls and youth organisations.

The photographs on this page give an idea of the kind of projects we have supported in the past.

It's worth trying any good idea on us.

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How to apply for a grant

The trustees generally meet three times a year: in March, June and November, to decide on applications and priorities. Naturally, they require as much detail as possible about each application so they can make a decision and, although every application will be different, there are certain things they will need to know about any project:-

 First: who will benefit?
 Second: how much money is needed and exactly what are we being asked to pay for. (We don't give to general appeals or individuals.) We do need careful costings for any project: i.e. estimates for equipment, exact figures for salaries etc. (We do not pay for things which have already been bought or clear debts.)
 Third: who else have you approached for money? In particular, have you asked the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council if your idea is the sort of thing they give grants for?
 Fourth: who is going to be responsible for running the project?

An extension for a local school
An extension for a local school

Outdoor seating
Outdoor seating

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A local information terminal for a Basingstoke hostel
A local information
terminal for a Basingstoke hostel

There's no official application form, so, if you have an idea, contact the Four Lanes Trust on 
01256 334417

or write to:

Anne Blackmore
217 Old Worting Road
RG22 6NS

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