At the recent meeting the Trustees grants in the David Gibbons Foundation amounting to £31,127, plus a pledge of £3,000. For the first time ever there were no rejections. An unusually high amount was awarded to East Devon – £14,950 (including the pledge). The largest grant made was to FORCE for their East Devon exercise programme for patients. 4 individuals received grants totalling £2,050.
The Gibbons Family Trust made grants of £22,750 in total. This was split between £1,250 to individuals, and £21,500 to organisations. Of the latter £1,250 was for East Devon, and £11,000 was for the Isle of Thanet, which was a higher amount than usual due to some recent publicity for the Trust in Thanet.
The next meeting will be held at the end of April 2019. Please ensure that all applications are sent by post to the office by the 31st March to be in good time for this meeting.