Without the magnificent fundraising by the Beer Festival, the school would simply be a much less stimulating environment for the children.
Headteacher Jane Holt


Over £200,000.00 of funds donated for good causes!

Charlbury Beer Festival was set up in 1998 to raise money for Charlbury Primary School. As we grew, year on year, we began to fund other good causes in the community as well.

In 2009 we set up Charlbury & Overseas Community Projects Ltd, a registered charity, allocating a proportion of our funds each year to a handpicked organistion helping children in the developing world.

From small beginnings, we now raise £20,000 a year to distribute to good causes. We are especially pleased to support good causes relating to youth activities in the town. Please note that we cannot fund projects retrospectively.

Charlbury Primary School remains our major beneficiary, but over the years we have also supported many other local organisations, clubs and groups, such as Charlbury Cricket Club, Charlbury Pre-School, SHED Youth Theatre, Charlbury Scouts and Guides, Charlbury’s Own Cinema, Riverside Festival, Charlbury Corner House, Charlbury Worldsong, Sustainable Charlbury, Wychwayz Border Morris, Chipping Norton School, the Oxfordshire Play Association, Chipping Norton Allstars youth jazz band, the Friends of Wychwood, and the Baby and Toddler Group, among others.

21 years of funding great causes.

Local beneficiaries.

Charlbury Primary School, SHED Theatre, Street Stage, The Corner House, Charlbury Pre-School, Charlbury Baby and Toddler Group, Charlbury Cricket Club, Worldsong, Charlbury Scout Group, Charlbury Town Youth Football Club, Sustainable Charlbury, Wychwayz Morris, ChOC, Riverside Festival, Chipping Norton School, Voices Unlimited, Nine Acres Management Committee, Charlbury Tennis Club, Charlbury Day Centre, Friends of Wychwood, Chipping Norton Allstars, Oxfordshire Play Association, Oxfordshire Art Weeks, Charlbury Canoe Club, Charlbury Methodist Church, FASD Trust, The Charlbury Society, Sustrans North & West Oxon Rangers, Little Wild Things, Charlbury Chronicle, Charlbury Morris, The Monday Blues, Adventure Plus, Wychwood Graphics, Charlbury Town Football Club, Thomas Gifford Trust, Charlbury PCC, Ai Ai Ltd, Station Garden Volunteers, Charlbury Arts Society, Friends of Charlbury Library.

Oversees beneficiaries.

Karm Marg, Special Effect, Phunzira, Cecily’s Fund, One Way School Zimbabwe,  Y Care International

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Please download the PDF grant application form relevant to your proposed grant. Please complete, scan and send as a soft (digital) copy only to: tjcrisp@icloud.com  along with audited accounts and clear description Inc. quotes and / or budget, of the grant required, as well as additional support information as per described in the document. The more relevant information we receive from you, the faster we can assess your grant application. Thank you. 

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