- Total grants
- Total funders
- Total recipients
- Total awarded
- Largest award
- Smallest award
- Earliest award date
- 10 Mar 1998
- Latest award date
- 11 May 2017
A grant to Opera Circus Limited for The Incomer and The Land - A Community Performance Project
Cholsey Children's centre 18 Apr 2016
The grant will largely be used to buy play equipment for the children and furnishings for the rooms that will be used. It will also be used to buy in expertise as required e.g. Nutritional specialist, chef
AllSorts 01 Jun 2016
The grant will go towards funding transport costs for our volunteers, so that they may assist our Athletes to get involved in the sporting activities we provide. KEEN aims to give a 1:1 volunteer to Athlete ratio, so that the Athlete's needs are catered for and so that they have the undivided attention of someone providing encouragement, assistance and reassurance. This gives them the best opportunity to feel the benefit of participating in sport and developing socially as well. In order to ensure volunteer numbers, we supply transport to the venue we use in Autumn and Winter months.
Exercise therapy for dementia 14 Nov 2016
Daybreak would use the grant to fund specialist exercise classes for people with dementia. These classes are part of the care and therapies provided at Daybreak and follow the principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy which, after prescription drugs, is the only other treatment for dementia as recognised by NICE. Many exercises and forms of dancing can be tailored to suit older people with dementia where they can remain seated but still follow the music and movements. This type of gentle exercise can help to maintain physical and mental capacities. The power of music and movement to unlock memories and enable social interaction is an increasingly key feature of dementia care. It seems to reach parts of the damaged brain in ways other forms of communication cannot. Feedback from the people we help and the family who care for them have shown that exercise classes are giving a person a better sense of well-being. It is helping them to engage in a group, reduce anxiety and ease the feeling of isolation dementia can cause. The grant would enable Daybreak to continue and extend the range of music and movement exercise classes that are proving to be so successful in helping people in our community who are living with dementia.
Young Trustees Programme 08 Nov 2016
Student placement as 'visiting trustees'We want to place 20 students as 'visiting trustees' in local charity boards. The grant will go towards running a pilot programme between July 2016 and October 2017, providing 20 students with individual placements. The pilot will include student and host organisation recruitment, training for visiting trustees and ongoing support. Each Young Trustee will be required to complete a governance-based project that will have a lasting impact after they have left. The programme will end with a celebration event to promote the programme more widely, highlight individual student experiences on the scheme and bring student and community groups together.
Soundworks 14 Nov 2016
We recently fostered a link with a local recording studio (Soundworks in Blackbird Leys) that has offered opportunities to two people we work with to visit the studio for four weeks each to experience difference areas of the recording process. This had a profound effect on the people involved, and following this, we had lots of other people express interest and excitement. Unfortunately, the recording studio cannot sustain an ongoing project for free and we would like to create an ongoing programme that will enable more people to benefit from this unique opportunity. We are applying to the Midcounties Co-operative Community fund for funding to cover costs to enable an individual to have four weekly sessions of two hours each int he recording studio. In their studio time, they can choose what area they would like to learn about - be it production, mixing ore recording etc. We also have music tutors who would be willing to offer music lessons for very reduced prices. People could therefore also choose to have an hour music tuition int he studio space, with instruments provided, which they could then use towards their wider work in the studio. This programme would run for one year, enabling twelve people to participate with a structure of two sessions with an engineer and two with practice time and an hour of music lessons (if wanted or simply four with an engineer. This project has the scope to positively affect the people we work with ina variety of ways. It offers them the chance to be part of a creative process, and to access the arts in a less traditional more exciting way. It is also a very flexible opportunity, which allows them to choose exactly what areas they want to learn about, from writing songs to dj-ing to learning about production technology. It can be a way for people to start thinking about education as more expansive than just classrooms (which does not suit so many people). It also offers people the chance to take on responsibility for an activity, in which they must focus on timekeeping and behaviour. Fundamentally, this is something that will take place outside of the homeless pathway. Travelling somewhere that is not part of 'service rout', and in which they meet members of the wider community, is often an underestimated experience. We find that participating in activities with the general public is something that the people we work with find valuable, and is instrumental in changing their perceptions of themselves as 'outsiders' We hope that, with time, to see this project lead to the formation of a band that will also encourage people to see the therapeutic benefits of music and working as a team.