The Barnes Charitable Trust

The prime responsibility of the Trust is the maintenance of Ashmeadow Woodlands. When the Trust has surplus funds it will use these to make small grants within the village. Grant awards will normally be in the range of £300 to £1,000.  Preference will be given to projects which benefit the environment/education/recreation. For full details see the guidance notes below or contact the Grants Secretary, Jennifer Rae on 01524 762193 or email



Arnside Grants 2021


The deadline for applications for grants for 2021 has now passed. We hope to continue this programme of awards next year.  



Past Grants

Arnside Guides, Minds in Tune, Arnside Football Club, Arnside National School and Arnside Art Group were among those local organisations to be awarded grants in 2018.  The grant given to the Art Group helped towards the cost of four 'Art for All' workshops run in Arnside to encourage people to take up art. That for the guides helped with the costs of the Jigsaw Camp and also paid to repair one of the tents.






LHS : Some of the work produced at the end of one of the "Art for All" workshops. RHS: Guides at the Jigsaw Camp in July.












2020 Grants


In spite of the problems caused by the COVID-19 Virus this year, we have been able to give grants to the following organisations;

Arnside Tennis Club for their Junior Coaching Project, Arnside Defribrilator Keepers for maintenance of the equipment, Arnside Guides for camping equipment, After School Club equipment and The Westmorland Red Squirrels Project.

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The Barnes Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 under the terms of the will of the late John Barnes, who for many years was the owner of Earnseat School.
The Barnes Charitable Trust Registered Charity 1002338
Trustees: Andy Pringle (Chairman), Ian Walsh (Secretary), Mary Hamilton (Treasurer), David Barton (Vice-Chair), Helen Caldwell, Julia Holroyd, Basil Herwald, Jennifer Rae, John Stride, Chris Youdale,
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