Our current charitable projects support people at both ends of the age spectrum. Our latest initiative is sponsoring a young a person who would not otherwise be able to attend university gain this opportunity. We don’t forget the elders – our support for age concern continues.
The Chauntry Scholarship, the first Computing Sciences Scholarship at the University of East Anglia (UEA), is due to be awarded for the first time in September 2016. The Scholarship is funded by Chauntry Ltd, the world’s leading supplier of parking reservation system to airports and parking operators, and is available to students who have applied to study a Computing Sciences course at UEA, with preference given to those who live in the SL6 postcode, where Chauntry Ltd is based. The Chauntry Scholarship aims to help a student who comes from a low-income household to be able to attend UEA and to develop the skills that have enabled Chauntry Ltd to develop into the business it is today.
Ray Vaughan, co-director and co-founder of Chauntry Ltd, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer this scholarship to a student who otherwise may not have had the chance to study at UEA. As a business, we progress through the development of young people and their outlook on ever changing technology. We hope that this Scholarship will encourage bright young minds to develop their skills through the study of Computer Sciences.”
It is hoped that the scholarship will encourage students to apply to study a Computing Sciences course at UEA in the 2015/16 wave of applications.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a UK Top 15 university and ranks in the top one per cent of universities in the world. Known for its world-leading research and outstanding student experience, it has achieved a Top 10 rating in the National Student Survey every year since the survey began. UEA is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park – one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science. The city of Norwich boasts more highly cited scientists than any UK city outside London, Oxford and Cambridge. www.uea.ac.uk.
For more information about The Chauntry Scholarship, please visit the UEA website or call Emily Fuller, Stewardship Officer, on +44 (0) 1603 593930.
“In over a decade of partnership, Chauntry have helped FC United of Manchester, one of the leading exponents of fan ownership in football, deliver on its founding manifesto to encourage young local participation. What began in 2007 with support from Chauntry to deliver youth coaching sessions has developed into a full time education and football academy for 16-18 year olds delivered from the club’s state of the art Broadhurst Park community stadium facility, providing youngsters with a route into the club’s first team and beyond into professional football.
Notable recent successes have been England Schoolboy caps for scholars Sam Harding in 2018/19 and Michael Olayinka in 2019/20 and academy graduate Elliot Simoes, who lit up the club’s first team before earning a transfer and long term contract with Championship side Barnsley FC. Alongside football development, scholars complete a BTEC in sport which prepares them for life beyond school with a qualification that is valued by employers and further education establishments.
Chauntry’s long standing support has been instrumental in FC United developing an academy programme which our club, supporters and the local community can be proud of.”Adrian Seddon, chair of the board, FC United of Manchester
Chauntry has provided invaluable and generous support to Age Concern Slough and East Berkshire for many years and has proved to be an important contributor towards our day Centres, lunch clubs, as well as the wide range of important services the charity offers.
The services that Chauntry support have never been so important as during the Covid-19 crisis, where the charity were first to respond to the plight and isolation of the elderly in local communities. Within days the charity had set up a telephone help-lines service called “Hear for You” which provided the vital emotional and practical support for the elderly community. The service received 500 calls in the first two weeks and where the charities experienced, trained, and DBS checked staff, were able to assess callers, some of who were at significant risk, and ensure they received regular call backs to check on them etc. Following this, the Charity set up a food distribution service called “From us to You” that delivered 160 free boxes of food to the elderly each week, and where staff included home- made cakes cooked by the team at the charity’s premises. The Charities home from hospital team provided “front line” support to the NHS and where they continued to work seven days a week to release hospital beds for Covid-19 patients by assessing patients on the wards, transporting patients home, and ensuring prescriptions were delivered and vulnerable patients had food when they arrived home etc.
“I would like to personally thank Chauntry on behalf of the Charity for its generosity and support which helps every aspect of care and support the Charity delivers. There has never been a more important time to support the elderly, and the Charity is keen to continue to develop its services to meet the ongoing challenges the elderly face; not just within a Crisis situation, but the ongoing isolation and challenges that the elderly face on a day to day basis. Sincere thanks to Chauntry for your generosity of support and partnering with our Charity so we can deliver important services in support of the elderly”Tereena Davies, CEO of Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East
Each year the team at Chauntry get together to help raise funds for a worthwhile cause through fundraising and donations.
Save the Children
For 3 years the Chauntry team have helped raise money for Save The Children by participating in Christmas Jumper Day.
In over 100 countries including the UK, Save the Children help children stay safe, healthy and learning. They lead the way on tackling big problems like pneumonia, hunger and protecting children in war, while ensuring each child’s unique needs are cared for.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Last year the Chauntry team took part in events that included Chauntry Bingo, Pin the nose on the boss and a good old fashioned raffle to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan are millions of supporters, professionals, volunteers and campaigners, that, together help people and their families living with cancer. They provide physical, financial and emotional support.