We are pleased to announce the latest successful set of grant applications for community-based organisations. Congratulations all: we can’t wait to hear all about how they’re helping to improve the lives of older people and will keep everyone updated on their progress.
We have awarded grants to:
|Organisation||Project Name and Description||Grant Awarded|
|The Hardman Centre||Gateshead Lunch Buddies – a volunteer service to take healthy, nutritious lunches out to vulnerable, isolated older people in Gateshead.||£24,935|
|Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust||ARTiculate – a series of creative writing workshops for older people to learn new skills and provide mental stimulation, while also combating loneliness and isolation by increasing sociability and regular group participation.||£18,524|
|SubCo Trust||My Life, My Choice – culturally appropriate end-of-life care planning for Asian elders. This project aims to address the dearth of culturally and linguistically appropriate information and support for the Asian community about end-of-life care and the importance of planning ahead.||£37,850|
|The Strettons Mayfair Trust||Lighting the Beacon – following consultations with day service users and the wider community, the existing day care service (newly renamed as The Beacon) will be remodelled to promote well-being and tackle social isolation by providing more activity based sessions.||£39,967|
|Abbeyfield Lancashire Extra Care Society||Building grant – to enhance the outdoor and indoor living space of the dementia unit at Abbeyfield Care Home Clitheroe||£45,000|
|The Eric Liddell Centre||Building grant – AV and hearing loop upgrade for the Eric Liddell Centre to ensure those with a hearing impediment are able to benefit from the talks and events that are held at the centre.||£7,857|
|Glamis Hall for All||Building grant – day centre toilet and bathroom rebuild.The new layout will provide 2 disabled and 6 accessible toilets, a larger bathroom, an office and two better-shaped rooms, one for the hairdresser and the other for the beautician/podiatrist.||£46,000|
You can read more about some of our existing community-based projects here.