Brentor Church supports a number of charities and charitable concerns, in particular…
Herring Memorial Grants
The Grants are intended to help young people resident in or working in the parish to access training or equipment to allow them to enter or reenter work. Grants of up to £250 are available following an assessment process; all applicants must have a Sponsor who recommends them – self-applications will not usually be considered.
The Brentor PCC are trustees of the Zoe Anne Herring and Gallop-Ward Funds, which fund these grants.
If someone you know would benefit from a Herring Memorial Grant, please contact the churchwardens.
CHICKS – Country Holidays for Inner City Kids
This is a national charity, whose HQ is in Brentor. They offer free respite breaks to disadvantaged children, for example, those in poverty, young carers, victims of abuse, or the bereaved, who would benefit from time away from their circumstances. The breaks are intended to be fun, and to allow time for rest and relaxation, in the company of other children and a skilled and energetic team of youth workers.
You can read more on their website, here.
BMCN – Brentor and Moor Compassionate Neighbours
We are a non-denominational charitable organisation working in partnership with St Luke’s Hospice. We are dedicated to helping the community to “look after its own” – in other words, to assist people living with long-term or life-limiting conditions, and those approaching the end of life, in their own homes by pairing them with a suitable volunteer. We work with local Primary Care professionals, our local hospice, and other charities (notably TASS and Brentor PCC) to achieve this, and our Patron is Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE. Read more on our website, here.