Since its inception, the Trust has made Awards of more than £400,000 to make a difference to individuals and communities. The impact has been wide and varied. And for some individuals it has been life changing.
Students have gained from many valuable experiences,and have even been helped to undertake projects in places ranging from Africa to Antarctica. Adults have been helped to meet personal challenges ranging from rowing the Atlantic to the day-to-day challenges of living with a disability.
The Trust's bursaries with Atlantic College and Tring School for the Performing Arts have helped gifted young people from our locality to attend these world-leading colleges and to have opportunities that would otherwise be denied to them.
In supporting visits of Ensemble Cymru to schools, the Trust has given pupils the opportunity to see live performance of classical music and engage in master-classes with concert musicians.
The Trust's awards to Film15 have given young people the opportunity to work alongside professional film-makers and be exposed to all aspects of film production. Young people make their own films and are encouraged to go beyond anything they thought possible. For some, this imaginative scheme has led to a university education focussed on the film industry and work on projects with the BBC.
The Trust has featured in a publication by Coutts Bank entitled Inspiring Local Philanthropy, and Peter Saunders has received an Award from the Communities Foundation in Wales recognising 'commitment to and leadership of philanthropy in Wales'.