How can we help?


The Charity of the Ancient Parish of Bisley can offer support to residents of the Ancient Parish (see map) in many ways, including the provision of grants or goods to help:

• those in need, where state support is not available, or where unexpected hardship has arisen

• the sick, suffering and those who are convalescing or in need of rest or of obtaining domestic help during illness

• those who are in hospital

• young people participating in work-related experience at home and abroad where this is of a charitable nature


Examples of giving


• Individuals


The charity has made grants to sick and elderly residents of the Ancient Parish. It has provided a disabled person with a microwave and freezer to ease food preparation and helped a family whose home had been flooded. The charity has also made grants towards funerals in cases where little or no other provision was available.


• Young people


The charity has been able to offer support to individuals in the Ancient Parish, and to members of formally established local youth organisations – such as community youth clubs, Guides, Scouts, church youth groups and sports clubs – enabling them to participate in a range of activities and voluntary projects. The charity has also made grants towards expenses incurred during sports training.


• Groups


The charity has supported various groups in the Ancient Parish, including schools, youth work and a club for elderly residents.


How to apply


If you know of someone living in the Ancient Parish who is in particular need and who you believe may benefit from the charity’s support, or indeed if you are in need yourself, please complete the application form online, or write in confidence to:


Mrs J. Bentley


Charity of the Ancient Parish of Bisley

The Old Post Office

High Street



Gloucestershire GL6 7AA



The Ancient Parish


To be considered for a grant, whether financial or in kind, you need to be resident in the Ancient Parish of Bisley (see map). The Ancient Parish includes the Gloucestershire villages of Bisley, Eastcombe (east of the Toadsmoor Brook), Bussage, Oakridge, France Lynch, Chalford (north of the River Frome), Througham, Bournes Green and Waterlane.


Please note The trustees are not permitted to make grants in payment of rates or taxes, or to make recurring gifts. All grants, whether financial or in kind, are at the discretion of the trustees. You may be asked to supply the names and contact details of referees.


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