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Grant to Port Grocery CIC 25 Jan 2019

over three years towards core salaries at an organisation supporting people in and around Ellesmere Port through a community shop, community meals and wider food distribution, plus the provision of wider holistic support

Amount: £90,000
Funder: The Tudor Trust
Recipient: Port Grocery CIC
Region: North West
District: Cheshire West and Chester

Grant to National Communities Resource Centre 01 Sep 2014

over one year as continuation funding towards the Community Futures training programme supporting vulnerable communities across the UK

Like It. Lump It. We Are All Connected. 30 Oct 2017

Like It. Lump It. We Are All Connected is a crocheted art work which invites people to discuss their place in the world and create their own part of the art work. The completed community work will be shown At Bank Quay House in Warrington in April 2018. The grant will pay for sessional costs and materials.

Youth Vibe Cheshire - Don't Stop Now (DSN) 03 Nov 2017

The Deafness Support Network project will pay for staffing hours and materials to prepare and deliver an 8 week training program for young people who are profoundly deaf, hearing impaired or are hearing children within a D/deaf family, to become Deaf Awareness Ambassadors and train them in delivering deaf awareness sessions in their local community. Funding will also cover the cost of branded t-shirts/hoodies for the Ambassadors to give the group a real identity and purpose throughout the project and beyond. The young D/deaf people will decide on the target audiences they will present to in settings they choose, which will enable audiences to become more aware of the barriers which prevent young D/deaf people from accessing services, enhance understanding of deafness and help communities consider how they can become more accessible to young D/deaf people.

Resources and Equipment for Preschool 21 Jul 2017

At Huntington Under 5's Preschool we provide excellent, high quality care and education for children in our local community. We are seeking funding to purchase some new resources and equipment, which will ultimately be used to enhance children's development. The experiences that we provide for children - through effectively trained staff, good quality resources, and stimulating environments, have a positive impact on children's learning and development. This is vital in their foundational years if they are to continue to develop as successful learners and go on to reach their full potential in life.

Pettypool 2010 New Build 31 Jul 2017

Girlguiding Cheshire Forest is developing a new residential facility for up to 30 young people at Pettypool, Sandiway, Northwich. They wish to build a new facility to take them forward into the future and ensure all members can access our residential building. Support from Cheshire Community Foundation would contribute towards the cost of a kitchen to be fitted out as a modern hygienic space suitable to cater for up to 40 people.

Chester Personal Support Unit 30 Nov 2017

Personal Support Unit (PSU) is a guidance and support charity helping people facing civil or family court cases without legal support. PSU in Chester will provide bespoke, one-to-one support to enable those facing court proceedings in Chester, to represent themselves to the best of their ability and to provide emotional support at this time of crisis. By empowering people going through proceedings with life-changing consequences (such as homelessness, bankruptcy or loss of contact with their children) they are more likely to represent themselves effectively in court and to receive the right decision – regardless of the outcome, they are better equipped to deal with their case and its consequences. The grant will make a contribution towards PSU Chester’s direct costs for one year (including salary costs, volunteer costs and office costs).

At Home with IT 13 Mar 2017

Snow Angels supports older and vulnerable people to live independently in their own homes through a network of volunteers supported by professional staff across Cheshire. The "At Home with IT" project aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness and improve access to services by providing access to I Pad's and IT support to older people (mainly over 75 years old). The grant funding will be used to pay for a part-time Project Worker who will visit people in their own homes to help them to use the tablets and the Project Worker will also train a network of volunteers to support older people in the future.

Amount: £7,251
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Snow Angels CIC
Region: North West
District: Cheshire West and Chester

Dodleston Village Hall Access Improvement 05 Jun 2017

Dodleston Village Foundation is seeking to improve disabled access to the village hall first floor meeting room regularly used by the village community. The grant will make a contribution towards the installation of a lift. Hall users who will benefit most from this project include senior members of the community who have mobility difficulties and those who have to use mobility scooters and similar devices to get to the hall from their homes.

Core funding 21 Feb 2018

Supported work placements for people with learning disabilties or autism.

Grant to Willaston Village Festival Society 30 Jan 2014

Lest We Forget - Willaston Remembers its First World War Fallen

Who Am I? Project 20 Jul 2018

The NeuroMuscular Centre, as the Centre of Excellence for people with muscular dystrophy (MD), provides health and wellbeing services, vocational training and support and advice for its beneficiaries. ‘Who Am I?’ will create alternative coping mechanisms for young people with MD experiencing poor mental wellbeing. The grant funding will contribute towards salary costs, care, transport and assistive digital materials that will enable us to deliver: - Listening Ears – an opportunity for peer support and mentoring with other individuals with MD which will be anonymously recorded by our radio-presenting supporter with MD to raise awareness of links between disability and mental health; and - Creative Minds – workshops to enable our young people to express their feelings via creative mediums. The Project will assist our young clients to discover more about themselves, reduce emotional instability and prevent mental health crises by giving them an outlet to express, understand and control their emotions so they can accept their disability, have confidence in their abilities and lead productive lives.

"Better Lives" work placement for those with learning disabilities. 23 Jul 2018

Bridge Wellness Gardens in Ellesmere Port proves a therapeutic environment, volunteering and employment opportunity for those with mental health issues and learning disabilities and difficulties. The project aims to address lack of employment for people with learning disabilities and difficulties, giving them mentoring and training and the opportunity to gain confidence, increase self esteem, gain lifeskills and interact positively in society with the aim of them going on to permanent employment either with ourselves in a sponsored post or elsewhere in the local community. The grant funding will be used to pay for mentoring and training of two clients and will pay their wages and costs for mentor and overseer. It will also cover evaluation and resources. The most significant difference that the project will make is that for many working in our gardens, planting, growing, nurturing, selling vegetable produce and making craft items is the first time that they have been engaged in gainful activity that gives them the pride and achievement of a pay packet. This raises self esteem, promotes confidence, allows for peer interaction and interaction with the general public. It also springboards them into the possibility of further employment.

core costs 15 Mar 2018

Ash-worth Time Bank promotes health, well-being and inclusion for those who are lonely and vulnerable - through participation in social and leisure activities within their community. They achieve this through an informal network of people who are willing and able to share their skills to build the capacity of those in need - whether they are elderly, in poor health and/or vulnerable. They want to alleviate the real, practical disadvantages which arise from rural isolation within the villages of Ashton Hayes and Mouldsworth, and other local villages. The grant wil contribute towards the salary of ther Volunteer Coordinator and the Time Bank office rental. Although the organisation have more than 150 active volunteers, it is essential to have at least one person with a clear overview of the entire project along with an understanding of the ever-changing legal and charitable obligations that the organisation must fulfil.

Good news 31 Oct 2018

"Working Title Artist Collective" initiate and run unusual art projects in places and with people who are new to art. We aim to explore social issues through the work we do. "Good News" will use crocheting to explore peoples personal, local and global good news stories. The fund will pay for artists time to deliver 6 art and discussive sessions, venue hire, exhibition travel costs and materials. The project will nurture a more positive attitude towards the world the events happening within it and help build stronger connection to the wider world. The project will help grow participants and audience members sense of wellbeing and safety in a time where fear is common place.

Bishop Heber Photography 18 Dec 2018

Bishop Heber High School wish to create a Photography Afterschool Club. This club will introduce the basics of photography to Year 9 students and aiming to make each and every student comfortable with a camera in any given situation that they may be faced with. They would like to be able to make the students consider photography as a pathway in the future. At its core, this club is all about allowing students to access one of the more inaccessible pathways of Art and Design and one that the Heber Art Department are very passionate about, in the hope of passing that enthusiasm and confidence in this area on to the students. A grant will pay for staff, training, accreditation, equipment and materials.

Band and Deliver 18 Dec 2018

The project is designed to give students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to explore the creative and performing arts through extra and joint curriculum activities and contribute to the end of year performance of the musical "School of Rock". It aims to provide pupil premium students with new opportunities. ‘Band and Deliver’ is a programme of extracurricular activities for disadvantaged students which includes performing arts, music, photography and design, all aiming to increase the confidence, team work, self-belief, social skills of students. The grant will pay for equipment, staff training, workshops, visits and production costs.

Neston Carers Support Group 25 May 2018

Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust is a charity supporting unpaid carers Cheshire wide. The project will establish a group in Neston. The group will meet once a month and the focus of the group will be to support carers to meet in a safe, non judgemental environment focusing on positives with emphasis towards listening and self support rather than counselling. Grant funding will be used to pay for running costs. The support group will help carers take some time for themselves and value their own health and well being and help prevent carer breakdown.

Women, Recovery and Overcoming 12 Dec 2018

This project will bring a group of women in recovery from addiction together to explore the interrelationship between dance theatre, wellbeing and the politics of cultural engagement.