The Trust has raised over £200k for good causes to date.
Chalke Valley History Festival for Schools takes place during the week of the main festival and provides a lively series of curriculum-based talks (GCSE, A Level), living history displays and interactive fun for school children aged 11 - 17.
With over 10,300 children having attended since launching in 2013, the schools festival makes a major contribution to the education of history.
“The festival for primary schools was wonderful, thank you. I would sum it up as 'history heaven'.”
WOODFORD VALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL (State)
The Trust has supported the scheme with grant funding and which has just been awarded Heritage Lottery funding.
The partnership scheme will fund a series of projects aimed at preserving, researching and educating people about the historic Cranborne Chase AONB and in particular the Chalke Valley.
CVHT’s £2.5k grant will be used to part-fund the Champions of the Past project which will conduct c200 new digs and a LiDAR survey in the AONB by training c200 people in a range in archeological skills/activities and also an outreach programme to c4000 school kids across the region to engage them on outcomes of the archaeological digs.
Sam was educated at Bishop Wordsworth’s grammar school in Salisbury and was a volunteer at the 2012 Chalke Valley History Festival. He achieved a first in Medieval History at Christ Church, Oxford and subsequently completed a Masters degree focused on the Wiltshire Risings and the murder of the Bishop of Salisbury in 1450. He is now studying for a doctorate at Oxford.
Sam gave a pop-up talk on the Wiltshire Risings @ CVHF 2017
The Heroine Project showcased the incredible life of one of the UK’s pioneering female soldier in WWI whose amazing exploits delighted audiences in this innovative theatre production.
The Festival was delighted to support the production by hosting a performance at the 2016 festival.
The Trust’s financial support enabled the community engagement programme to be taken to schools to improve children’s understanding of the role played by women in WWI. Given the success of the programme, the organisers are considering shows across Europe and the USA.
Shapwick School is a CReSTeD approved, specialist school based in Taunton in Somerset which provides education to c85 children aged 8-19 with significant learning difficulties, including dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. The Trust has supported the school with a grant of £500 to improve their provision of history education including the funding of a school trip to Fort Nelson and the Army Museum of Flying, a programme of community-based history education talks and a ‘Worst-jobs in History’ themed history day.
The Trust was awarded charitable status by the Charity Commission in August 2012 with registered charity number 1148413.
The Trust now wishes to invite applications from interested individuals and organisations for grants from the Trust.
Applications are invited for funding to support:
Funds are limited, and it is unlikely that the Trust will be able to provide long-term or repeat funding.
The Trust will consider applications for grants on their merits and in accordance with the grant-making policy of the Trust.
Applications are considered twice yearly, accordingly the deadlines for submission of applications are 31st March and 30th September.
Please send you applications by email to: CVHTgrantapplications@cvhf.org.uk