Grants and Funding 2017 - 2019
Details of grants and donations prior to 2017 are held in our records.

BCOG is immensely grateful for the generous awards, grants and donations received from the following:
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6th May 2017: £300, Waitrose

Towards the new shed, apple press and tools. This donation was raised from their February “Community Matters” green token collection. As the orchard continues to mature, the fruit trees are becoming more productive, and this generous donation has been used to help purchase vital apple juicing equipment.

17th May 2017: £300, Powerstock Cider Festival

Towards the new shed.

17th June 2017: £325, Palmers Brewery Fund

Towards the new shed.

14th July 2017: £300, Bridport & Area Car Boot Fund

Towards the new shed.

21st August 2017: £650, The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust
Towards the new shed and new tools.
Note: the shed was erected in March 2018, see photo in sidebar opposite. Photos also on our Facebook page and the Orchard Working Sessions 2018 page)
23rd March 2018: £500, Dorset County Council

Towards the Mummers' play.

16th August 2018: £3,460 West Dorset District Council: Section 106 Grant
Towards the new shed, tools, equipment, replacing polytunnel and interpretation boards. £1,048.77 of this is earmarked for future spending on items listed in the original bid.
Grants still outstanding
23 November 2019
£735.00 is restricted funds via Bridport Town Council for the interpretation boards.

£200.00 Of our funds are being retained for the replacement of the polytunnel.