Duxford Advent Trust
Click on the link below for a copy of our annual accounts
1 Temple Close
We have three trustees:
Mrs E Earle
Ms G Hinks
If you would like to get involved as a trustee and help improve our village resources and quality of life, we'll be very pleased to hear from you.
"For the last two years we have been working very hard to improve our outdoor learning environment and with this substantial donation we will now be able to complete our garden area" (Duxford Playgroup)
The Advent Trust has an annual small grants cycle beginning in December each year to help with projects or special items that will assist Duxford community organisations. Since 2012 we are delighted to have been able to help the establishment of Duxford Village Drama, assist the Playgroup, Duxplay and the Scout Group with small grants and to have assisted the Churches Conservation Trust to install improved circuitry and portable electrical cabling in St John's Church so that it can more easily be used for community events. We have also purchased two commercial-grade gazebos that are available for Duxford community organisations to use free of charge.
If you think we could help your organisation, please click for the application form and guidance notes
In other contexts the Trustees also have expertise in making grant applications. Between us we have successfully made large bids to organisations such as the National Lottery and the Leonardo da Vinci foundation. We are happy to lend our collective expertise to help Duxford organisations with fundraising in this way.
What we do
The Duxford Advent Trust was established in 2011 to provide a "home" for the Advent Market, and to make funds, and fundraising assistance available, for Duxford community projects that will enhance the quality of life for residents of the Village.
The Advent Market is our main fund-raising event. From 2011 - 2013 we held this in partnership with St Peter's Church. Now that the Advent Market is well-established, we are happy to hold partnership events with other charitable organisations in the same way. The most important priority for us is that any such event should be inclusive, and benefit the community spirit of our village.
St John's Church
From the outset, we have made a priority of helping to maintain and use the redundant St John's Church, and we have established a good working relationship with The Churches Conservation Trust (TCCT), which owns the building. Although St John's is still a consecrated building, it hasn't been a parish church since the 19th century. It accordingly has few modern conveniences, but is a wonderfully atmospheric community space, which we are keen to see preserved. But it isn't a museum piece; St John's is there to be used. From weddings to markets it's there for our village and it's our aim to help TCCT keep it that way.