Charity Tuesday: The Pebble Trust

It’s the first Charity Tuesday of the year! This week we are featuring The Pebble Trust, an organisation that was founded in 2009 to provide support for local causes and local people.

The Pebble Trust have been the main charitable supporter of Brighton Fringe for the past five years and this will continue in May 2016. The Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Award is a competition for those aged 25 or under hoping to put on their first ever Brighton Fringe event in 2016. The Pebble Trust are offering three awards to local young people who wish to put on an event from any category including theatre, literature, visual arts, comedy and film and music. The awards scheme is of course intended for artists who are just starting their careers. The winners will receive their Brighton Fringe registration fees paid for by The Pebble Trust, £300 towards production costs and up to three professional mentoring sessions with one of their expert judges. The judges, Andrew McKinnon and Drew Wood have a number of years of performing arts experience and their guidance would be invaluable to anyone wishing to take part in the Brighton Fringe.

The Pebble Trust also offer grants of up to £500 for those aged nineteen or under who want to develop their incredible talent. This grant can be used to pay for lessons, the cost of attending events or auditions, materials or equipment. The best thing about this grant? You must live in Brighton and Hove to apply, proving that The Pebble Trust really is all about celebrating local talent.

The Hiccup Project won The Pebble Trusts Fringe Award in 2014

The Pebble Trust have also donated to the Migrant English Project, which provides free English classes and IT tutorials to promote the contribution of migrants to our society. They have also donated to mASCot, an organisation that allows parents and carers of children with ASC as well as putting on Social Skills sessions, parents’ counselling and play therapy. They have also supported Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project, of which their donation paid for a two-week summer forest camp for about sixty children aged six to eleven with activities consisting of activities such as cookery and forest school. This donation is invaluable to the city’s most disengaged pupils.

The Pebble Trust is a great charity that gives invaluable donations to so many local charities. To find out more about The Brighton Fringe Awards click here, and to find out about the talent grants head here.

images belong to The Pebble Trust, The Hiccup Project and Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project

 

Holly Martin

holly@bjournal.co

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