Achievements and performance 2022

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The Trust made donations totaling £41,533 to individuals and support bodies, mostly in supporting archery for the disabled. Grants were also made to support education and military affiliations.


Last year there were very few grants to individual archers, this year there were more successful applications with 12 grants being made. This is not surprising with the opening up of the sport following difficult years without practice opportunities. However, there is still a degree of cautiousness for holding events. Also, there were more grants for institutions for the disabled, up from £3645 to £17412. For example, we continued sponsoring the Fletchers National Disability Championships in Lilleshall for the fourth year, when a new prize was provided in celebration of our 650th Anniversary, courtesy of our Master, Anne Curry


During the year, the first tranche of monies was paid over to Archery GB to kick start our commitment to support the Paris package for the next Paralympic Games in 2024, all reported elsewhere, in the same way as we did for the Rio and Tokyo Games. The Lord Mayor’s Appeal received a donation, higher than in previous years, reflecting the fact that our own Fletcher, Amanda Keaveny is Lady Mayoress.


The Trust is the only Charity within Great Britain which supports disabled archery and the evidence of appreciation throughout, continues to be heartwarming.


Many of those archers who have been helped have gone on to win medals at national competitions, international and Paralympic events, providing a powerful motivational force for those trying to overcome or cope with disabilities which prevent them from enjoying more mainstream sports. For example, two grantees received medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, repeating the success in Rio in 2016 and before. Access to funding in this field is limited and the Trust is filling a gap which might not otherwise be the case