Since 1997…

Since 1997, the Sam Thorpe Trust Fund has funded over 100 projects, supporting ordinary young people to do extraordinary things.

Here is just a taster of some of the projects we’ve supported:

Askham Rangers’ Trip to Italy

The trip was a great experience for the Rangers. They were able to see and appreciate many architectural gems and world famous sights as well as visiting some excellent galleries. Meeting the Rangers in Verona was brilliant as they were able to talk to Italian girls their own age. They also made plenty of use of the gelaterias!

– Assistant Leader Askham Guides

St Catherine’s Primary School Class 4 Residential to Fellside

Thank you so much for the donation towards the cost of our residential. We are very grateful for your kindness. All of Class4 had a fantastic time with lots and lots of sun!

– St Catherine’s Class 4

North Lakes Primary School YHA Residential

Many children, who otherwise would not have been able to participate in these new and exciting ventures, have been able to extend their experiences along with their peers.

– Headteacher, North Lakes Primary School

Katie’s production of a piece of new theatre at Penrith Players

Support from the Fund allowed me to transform the play from an idea in my head and on the page, to a reality on the stage. The knowledge that my application to the grant was successful gave me increased confidence to find other sponsorship and assistance necessary to stage the show. The play would not have been possible without the grant.

– Katie