CLA Charitable Trust

Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk charities to benefit
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Charities and community groups in Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk are among the latest organisations to receive funding from the CLA Charitable Trust to support their work.

The CLA Charitable Trust is funded almost entirely by subscriptions from members of the CLA, an organisation which represents nearly 30,000 farmers, landowners and rural businesses.

In Norfolk, funding of nearly £5,000 is being awarded to the Food and Farming Discovery Trust, an organisation that is improving understanding and awareness of farming and food production among young people.

The funding will go towards the conversion of a trailer that can travel as an outdoor classroom for field-based projects and learning experiences.

In Cambridgeshire, £4,000 is awarded to Rowan, a Cambridge based charity and arts centre for people with learning disabilities. The funding will go towards an all-terrain wheelchair and a forest school kitchen for its Rowan Rangers project which aims to help students explore and learn about nature.

In Essex, £5,000 has been awarded to Wellgate Community Farm in Romford, a real working farm and community charity.

CLA Charitable Trust funding will be used towards the purchase of a new horse box to replace an old one that has needed constant repair. The new box will help the farm meet new requirements as the area where it is located is to become an Ultra-Low Emissions Zone in the future.

Since its foundation in 1980, the CLA Charitable Trust has given more than £1.9m in grants to a wide variety of organisations and projects.