World's End Charity Grant

The World’s End film raised the profile of Letchworth Garden City, now charities and clubs can apply for money from a special screening to grow or promote themselves and their activities. Film star Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright came to Broadway Cinema in November for a special event which raised £4,500. Half was donated to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal and the other half is now being offered to groups to grow or promote themselves and their activities.

Any charity, community group, voluntary organisation, school, college or church engaged Letchworth residents can apply for the award. Businesses are also eligible to apply if they are working on behalf of one of these groups.

There will be two or more awards made of up to £1,250 but groups do not need to apply for the full amount.

All award proposals must be for the benefit of Letchworth residents and they can take place at anytime during 2014. The award can fund salaries, equipment and/or resources, accommodation costs, the hire of equipment and training.

Applicants need to write up to 250 words about their proposal, explaining what they hope to achieve and how it will benefit the organisation. They also need to include a very simple breakdown of how they plan to spend the money.

Groups can apply through an online form at:, print the form from the same website and email to, or collect an application form from the Broadway Cinema, Tourist Information Centre or The Hub. Postal applications to: World’s End Charity Grant, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, Foundation House, Icknield Way, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. SG6 1GD

The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2014, and the winner will be chosen by a panel consisting of Claire Morgan, Community Development Officer for North Hertfordshire District Council; Bobby Singh, Centre Manager Mrs Howard Hall, and Alastair Stewart, of the Heritage Foundation.