Mary Hignett Bequest Fund

Some successful applications to the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund in 2018-19


Chair Mark Liquorish

Justin Soper, David Davies, Ian Haigh (Trustees). Bill Vine (Ex Officio)
John Ward, Graham Moss [Secretary], Jackie Ridge (Elected Members)

Download Application Forms (Word / PDF) and Guidance Notes (PDF) for the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund here

Forms Revised September 2018


Mary Hignett, a much-loved local writer, teacher and naturalist left half of her substantial estate to the Rotary Club of Oswestry. Her Will gave the Club wide discretion regarding how the money was to be administered and disbursed, with the only guidance being that it should be used mainly for local small projects in the fields of Sport and the Arts. The Club manages the financial aspects of this activity via the Rotary Club of Oswestry Trust (Registered Charity 1101708)

The Committee charged with administering the Fund meets regularly to consider applications received. Each year an invitation to interested groups is published in the Advertizer early in the Autumn with an end-of-November deadline and the resulting awards are then announced normally no later than early January. Ad Hoc applications can also be accepted.

Most awards are in the range of £500 to £2,500 but each application is treated on its merits: Is it local? Is it a project? Does it provide lasting legacy? Is it related to Sport or Art?

Successful applications to the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund in Rotary year 2017-18 included Oswestry Makes, The Wilfred Owen Festival, Llanymynech Bowling Club, Porthywaen Silver Band, Oswestry Community Games and Hirnant Community Hall.

 

Click on Mary's image above to download her obituary as published in the Shropshire Botanical Society Newsletter Spring 2005.

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Mary Hignett Application 2021

Mary Hignett Bequest Fund Awards 2021

more The Rotary Club of Oswestry invites applications to the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund for projects in the area of sports or arts.

Mary Hignett Grants

Invitation for Grant Applications to the Mary Hignett Fund for 2020-21

more Calling all local sports and arts organisations!

Mary Hignett Cttee Minutes & Papers 2020-21

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Mary Hignett Applications 2020-21

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Exploration of Stem Cell Designs

Mary Hignett Bequest Helps Designs In Mind Explore Stem Cell Designs

more The Oswestry Mental Health organisation 'Designs In Mind' recently received a grant from the Mary Hignett Bequest - here is an update on how the project's progressing.

President Mark presents Chloe Yeomans with the Mary Hignett Bequest plaque to recognise the grants to Open Space Studios CIC.

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Open Space Studios CIC

more The project uses the creative arts as a platform for inspiring, motivating and encouraging all members of society to lead happy and healthy lifestyles transforming the first floor at Oswestry Library in a space which has been empty for over 10 years.

The new posts

Mary Hignett Bequests Supports Oswestry Rugby Club Posts

more Oswestry Rugby Club acquire new posts with the aid of Mary Hignett's Bequest

Mary Hignett Cttee Minutes & Papers 2019-20

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Mary Hignett Applications 2019-20

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MHBF Applications

Invitation for Grant Applications to the Mary Hignett Fund for 2019-20

more Calling all local sports and arts organisations!

Oswestry Community Games 2019

Oswestry Community Games, Cae Glas Park, September 2019

more The 7th annual Oswestry Community Games - supported by the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund with MC our own David Davies! Mike Jones need our help to run a Rotary Stall - Contact Mike asap!

#Armistice100

Mary Hignett Bequest Fund Supports #Armistice100 at Pant Memorial Hall

more Rotarians meet Neil Dalrymple the artist tasked to provide a memorial to the centenary of the Armistice at the end of World War 1.

The young participants!

Mary Hignett Bequest Helps TNS Foundation's Holiday Activities in Oswestry

more Help from Mary Hignett for TNS Foundation's Holiday Activities

Event Director Carron Boulton briefing runners completing the course for the first time.

Mary Hignett Bequest Benefits Oswestry parkrun

more Club President Mark Liquorish visits the Oswestry parkrun to see how the Mary Hignett Bequest has helped them.

Pant Armistice100 one step closer

Mary Hignett's Bequest Helps Pant Memorial Hall Commemorate Armistice100

more Preparations are well advanced for the new sculpted plaques to be displayed.

Ray Picket and Ellen Harrison

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speakers Ray Pickett and Ellen Harrison

more David Gordon's speakers today were Ray Pickett and Ellen Harrison from Oswestry parkrun

All hands to the pump!

Look No Divots! Mary Hignett Bequest Helps Out

more The Wynnstay Bowling Club has hollow tined their green this season thanks to help from the Mary Hignett Bequest.

New books!

Morda School Library Supported by The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund

more Parent and pupils check out Morda School Library's new stock!

The County Quiz!

Mary Hignett Bequest Helps Weston Lullingfields Village Hall

more New tables were required so an application was made to the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund

Neil at work

Mary Hignett's Bequest Helps Pant Memorial Hall Remember #Armistice100

more Artist Neil Dalrymple is hard at work on the #armistice100 commemorative sculpture in his Ruthin studio for the Pant Memorial Hall.

The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Graham Moss

more Graham will tell us about the work of The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund Lunch : Pork sausage, creamed potatoes and red onion gravy and seasonal vegetables

Mary Hignett Applications 2018-19

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Mary Hignett Cttee Minutes & Papers 2018-19

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Mary Hignett Grants 2018-19

Invitation for Grant Applications to the Mary Hignett Fund for 2018-19

more Calling all local sports and arts organisations!

Launch of Wilfred Owen Festival

Launch of Wilfred Owen Festival as Supported by the Mary Hignett Bequest

more The exciting and wide ranging Wilfred Owen Festival is due to launch today.

Ticky

Mary Hignett Bequest Fund Helps Run Courses for Oswestry Makes

more The MHBF funds artist-in-residence Ticky Lowe from 8-19 Oct.2018 (1 week Oswestry Library:1 week Qube) plus a series of free/low-cost workshops leading up to the festival weekend to encourage as many people as possible to take part in Oswestry Makes 2018

Graham Moss presents the MHBF plaque to the Hirnant Chair of Trustees the Rev'd Kit Carter

The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund Supports New Tables for Hirnant Community Centre

more Graham and Lynette Moss visit Hirnant Community Centre to see for themselves the new tables bought with the aid of a grant from the Mary Hignett Bequest

2018 Oswestry Community Games

Oswestry Community Games, Cae Glas Park, September 2018

more ----- CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST ----- The 6th annual Oswestry Community Games supported by the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund. Oswestry Rotary Club will have a stall there - come and meet us?!

The Emergency Poet at Whittington School

Mary Hignett Funds Visits by The Emergency Poet to 4 Oswestry Primary Schools

more A successful application by the Wilfred Owen Festival to the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund has resulted in workshops being delivered to 4 local primary schools: Trefonen, Woodside, Bellan House and Whittington.

(l-r) Roger Candlin, Secretary, Llanymynech Bowling Club (LBC), Rtn David Davies, President of the Rotary Club of Oswestry and Chairman of the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund Committee, Kevin Jones, Chairman LBC and Paul Smith, Greenkeeper LBC

Flushed With Success! Mary Hignett Helps Llanymynech Bowling Project

more Llanymynech Bowling Club receive a grant from the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund to renovate their facilities.

(l-r) Dirk Commerford (Bb Bass Tuba), Bethan Jones (Euphonium) and Barbara Bridgwater (Baritone Horn)

Mary Hignett Bequest Solves The Case of the Oversized Tuba!

more The Porthywaen Silver Band receives an equipment grant from the Mary Hignett Bequest

Mary Hignett Cttee Minutes & Papers 2017-18

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Mary Hignett Applications 2017-18

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Applications to the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund for 2017-18 are now invited.

Invitation for Grant Applications to the Mary Hignett Fund

more Closing date 30th November 2017

(L-R) Vanessa Baldry receives a cheque from President David Davies from Team Smells Like Toast's sponsored cycle ride plus a donation from Oswestry Rotary Club

Donation to Qube and Workshops Supported by the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund

more David presents Qube with their donation from Team Smells Like Toast's sponsored cycle ride plus a donation from Club funds and visits media workshops supported by the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund

Matisse @ Qube

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors - Qube Gallery, Oswestry

more The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund has awarded a grant to run workshops for some of Oswestry's Primary Schools during the run of this exhibition. Why not get along and have a look for yourself at some of these inspirational images yourself?

Oswestry's first CultureFest event.

Mary Hignett Bequest Fund Supports Oswestry's First CultureFest Event

more The first Oswestry CultureFest drew crowds of people to the town centre. The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund supported FRESh's application to fund a video recording of the event.

Welshpool Poetry Festival 2017

Welshpool Poetry Festival - Supported by the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund

more Mary Hignett Bequest Fund supports the 3rd Welshpool Poetry Festival

Ian Haigh, Club President with the Knockin & Kinnerley Knights U11’s (L-R) Jack Burston, Jack Tinney, Michael Carter and Ryan Darlington

Mary Hignett Grant Rolls Out The Mats For Knockin & Kinnerley Cricket Club

more K&K Cricket Club show off their new mats in the nets. The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund paid for one of them.

David Parry-Jones sweeps up!

Tining is Everything! Mary Hignett Bequest Supports Wynnstay Bowling Club's January Treatment

more Fund supports Wynnstay Bowling Club

Roger Cooper

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Roger Cooper

more Chris Perry's speaker today will be Roger Cooper archaeological director of the Oswestry Castle Research Project

Celtic Dragons Explorers

Grant from Mary Hignett Bequest helps Celtic Dragons Explorers

more Chris Gilliard, Explorer Leader of the Celtic Dragons Explorer Unit - Four Crosses & District has been in touch to update us with how the £1,300 grant from the Mary Hignett Bequest for Archery equipment awarded in 2014 made a difference to their group.

Tanat Heating plumber Jeremy Longhurst installing the new boiler for the Tanat Valley Theatre Group watched by Gaynor Richfield, joint founder of the group

The Show Goes On! - Thanks To The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund

more A grant from the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund allows the Tanat Valley Theatre Group to replace their failed boiler.

Mary Hignett Applications

Invitation for Grant Applications to the Mary Hignett Fund

more Closing date 30th November 2016

The general scene outside the main Pavilion.
Park Hall 1987 - Photo Enid Thomas

The Powys Eisteddfod in Oswestry at Park Hall

more Powys Eisteddfod makes one of its regular visits to Oswestry where it will be from Friday 15th to Saturday 16th July. The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund is sponsoring prizes for the Choral and Arts & Crafts competitions.

Art for Relaxation with Make a Mark @ The Willow Gallery - starts Friday 10th

Make a Mark Art for Relaxation Workshops Commence - 1.00pm

more Want to get creative? Can"™t find the time, or don"™t know where to start? Need some relaxing "˜me time"™? Then come and join our pressure-free Art for Relaxation workshops.

Using the chairs and tables outside the pavilion!

Mary Hignett Grant Supports Cae Glas Cricket Club Refurbishment

more The MHBF granted Cae Glas Cricket Club £2,000 for the purchase of new chairs and tables for the refurbishment of their pavilion.

Powys Eisteddfod group at The Sweeney Hall Hotel

Oswestry Rotary Club Members Meet Officers from The Powys Eisteddfod Committee

more This morning, the President and a number of members of The Rotary Club were pleased to welcome Mrs Beryl Vaughan Chairperson and other members of the Gymrodoriaeth to Oswestry as their arrangements for the Oswestry Powys Eisteddfod 2016 continue."‹

Art for Wellbeing

Make A Mark CIC and Willow Gallery CIC Assistance from the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund

more Arts for Wellbeing Project helped by Mary Hignett Bequest

MHBF2015

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications to the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund - November 2015

more Closing date for receipt of applications to the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund for 2015 - Download application forms from this website

Winners!

Oswestry Community Games, Cae Glas Park, September 2015

more Oswestry Community Games to return this September. Mike and Mike have a Rotary stall

Morton Playing Fields

Mary Hignett Fund Supports Transformation of Football Pitch for Local Teams, July 2015

more A community playing field, which was once branded 'disgraceful', has been transformed into a pitch suitable for a local football team.

Andrea Birch, left, and Carolyne Stevenson-Jones, Designs In Mind members, get their picture in the Tizer at the launch of

Mary Hignett Fund Supports Publication of

more Launched today! A grant from the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund to the Oswestry mental health arts charity "Designs In Mind" has assisted with the printing of a remarkable recipe book telling something of the group and its members.

Whittington Chamber Music Festival

Whittington International Chamber Music Festival, May 2015

more A sequence of six concerts from May 12-17 dedicated to the chamber music of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).

President David, Ian and Mike with members of the Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Team

Official Opening of Hignett Place, Oswestry, May 2015

more As custodians of the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund, Oswestry Rotary Club were present at the official opening of the Hignett Place housing development.

Otters coaches poolside!

Mary Hignett Fund Supports Oswestry Otters, December 2014

more The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund supported training for coaches which is essential for the growth of the Otters club.

The Foresters House

'The Forester's House' - a new play about the last hours of Wilfred Owen, November 2014

more "The Foresters House" by local playwright Neil Rhodes, is set in Ors in France just days before the armistice was announced in 1918. The camaraderie between Wilfred and his men, the longing for home and the long suffering acceptance of war set the scene.

This image is from a previous Oswestry young film-Makers masterclass in 2013 with award winning feature film director Greg Hall, producer Becky Finlay-Hall and writer/actor Paul Marlon at The Centre, Oak Street, Oswestry

Mary Hignett Bequest Fund Supports Oswestry Young Film-Makers Project, October 2014

more Kinokulture cinema, who have recently moved into new premises at 9 Arthur Street in Oswestry, are pleased to announce that through support from the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund they will be launching a new season of film-making workshops for young people.

Cricket club receives funding for coaching equipment.

The Knockin Knights Receive Mary Hignett Funding, June 2013

more Cricket club receives funding for coaching equipment.

David Gordon sets up the Rotary stall featuring ShelterBox

Oslympics Closing Ceremony - Oswestry Leisure Centre - July 2012

more A Rotary stall and stewarding opportunity at the closing ceremony for the Oslympic Games. 11.30pm - 5.00pm.

Mary Hignett Cttee Minutes & Papers 2016-17

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Mary Hignett Applications 2016-17

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Mary Hignett Applications 2015-16

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Mary Hignett Applications 2014-15

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