Reasons to celebrate
20 Sep 2017
Girton residents celebrated the completion of the new GTC Sensory Garden at Wellbrook Way on 4th September, with an official ceremony attended by Heidi Allen MP along with GTC Trustees, members of the Parish Council and representatives of community groups.
Could you benefit from an Educational Grant?
3 Aug 2017
The Girton Town Charity Educational Grant Scheme is open to all individuals leaving secondary education for further or higher education or training.
You must have lived in Girton for a minimum period of two years immediately before leaving secondary education and be a Girton resident at the date of the claim. So what type of courses are covered?
Mole Architects appointed for High St development
3 Aug 2017
GTC has made a major step forward in its plans to redevelop the High Street site to futureproof its housing provision in the Village with the appointment of Mole Architects as part of the project team.
Railings Sculpture and Bus Shelter
3 Aug 2017
In partnership with St Andrew’s Church, GTC is planning to complete the boundary between the churchyard and the recreation ground car park, with some bespoke artistic railings that will enhance the appearance of the area.
Community Centre unveiled at Village meeting
7 Nov 2016
Thirty villagers attended the meeting held at Girton Glebe Primary School on Wednesday 12th October to hear about the new Community Centre and see for the first time what facilities it will offer
Dr Robin Hiley, Chairman of Girton Town Charity which is building and will run the Centre, told the meeting that this was an end to a long process which started back in 1999.
Community Warden Scheme provides support
19 Mar 2016
The Community Warden Scheme provides invaluable support for older village residents. GTC works in partnership with Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and currently provides funding for them to employ Gail Cooke as Community Warden in Girton, assisting older people living in their own homes to continue an independent lifestyle. Here Gail tells us about her role, how it helps our older Village residents and how to get in touch if you feel you – or a relative or friend – could benefit from this valuable service.
Almshouses continue to help local families
10 Mar 2016
Currently GTC has 16 almshouses, comprising two and three bedroom homes at Centenary Court, St Vincent's Close and Girton Road and bungalows in Michael's Close and Fairway. These are intended for Girton families, either to help them save and move onto the housing ladder or for active retirees who can live independently
10 Dec 2015
Provides valuable service for Village residents.
As part of its objective to improve the community by offering a range of Grant Schemes to meet the needs of residents, Girton Town Charity (GTC) operates the CarePlus Grant Scheme which provides respite care for people living in the Village and their carers.
Helping older Village residents
20 Oct 2015
Working in partnership with Age UK Cambridgeshire, GTC has appointed Patricia as an Older Residents' Co-ordinator to support older people within the Village to access existing services and recognise gaps where new clubs and groups could be introduced.
GTC supports outreach services In Village
4 Aug 2015
Did you know that you can benefit from two services – Relate and Citizen’s Advice Bureau – right here in Girton? With funding from Girton Town Charity (GTC), both organisations deliver a range of services to Village residents, without them having to travel into the centre of Cambridge.
Youth Project brings wider benefits to the Village
24 Feb 2015
From painting to ping pong and drama to dodge ball, Girton’s young people have access to a wide range of activities run by the Youth Project which is led by Tim Shuker-Yates, funded by Girton Town Charity (GTC) and managed by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough YMCA.
Do you need help getting to hospital appointments?
13 Aug 2014
If you have problems using public transport, do not have your own transport or find it difficult to use your own car, GTC’s Hospital Taxi Scheme can help you get to outpatient appointments at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Brookfields Hospital or Chesterton Hospital.