2017

2017 tom frostDear Friend,

The Gloucestershire Society is a special organisation and not just because its roots go back to 1657, making it among the oldest existing charitable organisations in the County. It is also special in that it demonstrably provides a large number of small grants to a large number of people in genuine distress – and actions their calls for help immediately.

The ceremonial County of Gloucestershire (including a large area encompassing Bristol north of the River Avon and South Gloucestershire) is often described as green and pleasant and this is true; yet we know that many families and individuals live in dire poverty and that some young people are highly vulnerable. Often they find that an occasional change in circumstances tips them from ‘managing’ to ‘crisis’.

Often small grants can be a lifeline and in 2015 the Society made grants totalling £56,116 with the average being £100. The number of grants given was 419.  Our administrative and staff costs at 10% were relatively small because those who assess the grants so effectively do so voluntarily.

I should be grateful if you would consider giving a donation to the Society which benefits so many people. Any donation of any size will be appreciated. You can donate by sending a cheque (a Gift Aid form can be downloaded from here) or via Just Giving.

Thank you.

Tom Frost

President of The Gloucestershire Society 2017

2016

Tim PearceDear Friend,

The Gloucestershire Society is a special organisation and not just because its roots go back to 1657, making it among the oldest existing charitable organisations in the County. It is also special in that it demonstrably provides a large number of small grants to a large number of people in genuine distress – and actions their calls for help immediately.

The ceremonial County of Gloucestershire (including a large area encompassing Bristol north of the River Avon and South Gloucestershire) is often described as green and pleasant and this is true; yet we know that many families and individuals live in dire poverty and that some young people are highly vulnerable. Often they find that an occasional change in circumstances tips them from ‘managing’ to ‘crisis’.

Often small grants can be a lifeline and in 2015 the Society made grants totalling £56,116 with the average being £100. The number of grants given was 419.  Our administrative and staff costs at 10% were relatively small because those who assess the grants so effectively do so voluntarily.

I should be grateful if you would consider giving a donation to the Society which benefits so many people. Any donation of any size will be appreciated. You can donate by sending a cheque (a Gift Aid form can be downloaded from here) or via Just Giving.

Thank you.

Tim Pearce

President of The Gloucestershire Society 2016

2014 annechambers

2014

I am delighted to be this year’s President of this wonderful charity which is more than 350 years old. It is helping the most vulnerable of our County with small donations to help them in everyday life.

Thank you for visiting our website and for all those who have contributed to this charity in the past and might like to this year.

It is run with a minimum of cost and requests for help are received through various welfare agencies. Our hard working emergency sub-committee assesses the need and money is usually provided within days.

Grants are small, usually around £100.00 but theses make a huge difference to the recipients who are facing a crisis through lack of funds. We have wonderful letters of appreciation which makes it all worthwhile.

Please do spread the word about this really excellent charity in Gloucestershire which I am delighted to be associated with.

Thank you again.

Anne Chambers

President of The Gloucestershire Society 2014

2015

Dame Janet Trotter DBEDear Friend,

The Gloucestershire Society is a special organisation and not just because its roots go back to 1657, making it among the oldest existing charitable organisations in the County.  It is also special in that it demonstrably provides a large number of small grants to a large number of people in genuine distress – and actions their calls for help immediately.

The ceremonial County of Gloucestershire is often described as green and pleasant and this is true; yet we know that many families and individuals live in dire poverty and that some young people are highly vulnerable.  Often they find that an occasional change in circumstances tips them from ‘managing’ to ‘crisis’.

Often small grants can be a lifeline and in 2014 the Society made grants totalling £64,236 with the average being £100.  The number of grants given was 552.  Our administrative and staff costs at 10% were relatively small because those who assess the grants so effectively do so voluntarily.

I should be grateful if you would consider giving a donation to the Society which benefits so many people.  Any donation of any size will be appreciated.  You can donate by sending a cheque or via Just Giving.

Thank you.

Dame Janet Trotter DBE
H.M. Lord-Lieutenant for Gloucestershire

President of The Gloucestershire Society 2015