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2018

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Grant to Chelmsford Science Engineering Society 18 Jul 2018

To provide the annual ECF STEM club prize award at the Schools' Engineering and Technology competition

World Scout Jamboree 09 Jul 2018

To provide bursary payments for young people struggling to meet the costs of attending the 2019 World Scout Jamboree to be held in North America

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Essex County Scouts

Grant to Girlguiding UK Essex North East 19 Apr 2018

To provide learning and development opportunities for girls and young women living in North East Essex.

Mother and Bairns Boxes 08 Aug 2018

The funding will be used to give 250 women throughout Ayrshire a mother and bairns box. The box includes the following: a nightdress, breast pads, maternity pads, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant, toilet bag, slippers, toothpaste, toothbrush, pants and lip balm for the mother. The bairn's box will have items that are not included in the Government box; cardigan, nappies, wipes, baby bath, shampoo moisturiser, baby oil cotton wool, hair brush, sponge and muslin squares. These vulnerable women who received a mother and baby box would normally have been socially excluded as they did not have the funds to purchase the necessary toiletries required for going into hospital. The difference the Mothers and Bairns box made to the mother was huge. Gone are the worries about how she is going to manage to purchase the items, thus relieving mental anxiety and stress. The health visitors and midwives tell us that the pregnant women lie about having forgotten their toilet bag, when clearly there was no toilet bag in the first place. As well as relieving mental anxiety the Mother and Bairns box also relieved social anxiety. The mother has the same essential items as other mothers giving birth in the labour ward. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation shows that almost a quarter (23.9%) of the datazones in Ayrshire are among Scotland's 0-15% most health deprived; we believe our boxes give a good start to new mothers and their babies. A final benefit to vulnerable, pregnant women is the health benefit that comes with the provision of hygienic products which allows her to look after herself as well as her baby.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: Scottish Council For Voluntary Organisations
Recipient: Hillhouse
Region: Scotland
District: East Ayrshire

Well-Being Group 18 Dec 2018

To expand the wellbeing programme to mothers in the Harlow area

Amount: £10,000
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Home-Start Essex

Preventative IAG Co-Design (PICoD ) 07 Feb 2018

To support a new preventative model of delivering information, advice and guidance for ante and post natal mothers, over 3 years

Amount: £35,000
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Home-Start Essex

Home Start Essex- Fitness and Fun 05 Jun 2018

To run a pilot family focused fitness class and 'stay and play' group for Burnham on Crouch

Amount: £2,500
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Home-Start Essex

Acquire and Install a 20' Shipping Container for Cycle Storage 18 Oct 2018

To help install storage facilities at cycling project in Harlow

Amount: £2,000
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Hub and Spoke Harlow CIC

Young Carers in Dengie 25 Jan 2018

To help identify, support and provide activities for young carers in the Dengie

Amount: £7,892
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Action for Family Carers

Grant to North Avenue Youth Centre 18 Oct 2018

Towards one to one athletics training for a 14 year old who shows potential

Amount: £1,800
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: North Avenue Youth Centre

'Out There!' 01 Feb 2018

To create a volunteering project for young people with learning disabilities in the Epping area

Pregnancy Pals and Birth Buddies 18 Dec 2018

Towards the 'pregnancy pals' and 'birthing buddies' initiatives for vulnerable women in Basildon

Amount: £9,800
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Strengths in Communities CIC

To sustain the South Essex Pregnancy Pals and Birth Buddies Volunteer Programme from Feb 2019 to Jan 2020 29 Nov 2018

To help sustain the South Essex Pregnancy Pals and Birth Buddies Volunteer Programme

Amount: £20,000
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Strengths in Communities CIC

Grant to Lincolnshire Community Assistance Team 19 Nov 2018

We'd like most of our East Midlands Ambulance Service All Weather Community First Responders to have a defibrillator and kit bag.

Grant to 3 Churches Charity Shop 19 Nov 2018

We desperately need better shop displays and additional storage facilities, to hold rails and hangers which we use for our big day sales.

Amount: £1,474
Funder: Co-operative Group
Recipient: 3 Churches Charity Shop
Region: Scotland
District: Perth and Kinross

Grant to Tiny Tots Horncastle 19 Nov 2018

Funds would allow us to replace broken toys and provide a big day out for the children.

Amount: £4,633
Funder: Co-operative Group
Recipient: Tiny Tots Horncastle
Region: East Midlands
District: East Lindsey District

Go Digital 01 Aug 2018

Delivered over a 12 month period, ‘Go Digital’ will focus on upskilling key staff and volunteers within the organisation to develop and deliver digital skills training and support to isolated older people who we work with through our football memories and kinship care programmes. With funding to cover dedicated staff costs, associated volunteer costs and required digital kit, our 12 month project will be embedded into existing activity and will add significant capacity to our small organisation. We will undertake an essential skills audit across our football memories participants and Kinship Carer support group in order to understand the level of knowledge and skill. This will help us to develop a tailored training / support programme as well as giving us a baseline to monitor the project’s impact. We will use information from the Essential Digital Skills Framework to assess level of understanding / competence across communicating, handling information and content, transacting, problem solving, being safe/legal online. We anticipate a range of ability from foundation to basic level. Based on findings, our Project Officer (PO) and Volunteer Development Officer (VDO) will use online resources and support from the One Digital Team to develop a tailored programme, targeting key areas of need and detailing a timetable of engaging and relevant inputs (at least 2 x 1hr sessions per month over the 12mth project period). The PO and VDO will train existing volunteers who are interested in supporting the project to help deliver the sessions. We will purchase a set of 5 ipads and 5 google chrome laptops to ensure we have the necessary kit to allow participants to explore and learn. We will also put our Digital Skills Team (PO, VDO, Volunteers) forward to attend SCVO’s Digital Champions training to help support and add value to our project.

Grant to Bag Books 12 Dec 2018

towards one year's running costs of the 'Sensory Storytime' project for 10 multi-sensory storytelling days at special schools in East Sussex

Amount: £2,500
Funder: The Henry Smith Charity
Recipient: Bag Books
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

Training & Development for Volunteers supporting Refugees 26 Mar 2018

The organisation will provide training to volunteers to enable them to support refugees and asylum seekers who have settled in the local area, with the aim of improving and increasing the provision of advice and support.

Amount: £8,689
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Global Link (Lancaster)
Region: North West
District: Lancaster District

Enhancing and improving a community hall 26 Mar 2018

This project, based in Shetland, will use the funding to deliver a series of improvements to the community hall. Areas identified as being in need of renovation include the kitchen, toilets, garden and the hall itself.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Central Public Hall Sellafirth
Region: Scotland
District: Shetland Islands