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Winter Warmth 12 Jan 2017

For the Winter Warmth project, offering help to older people across BANES during the winter months.

Southmead Adventure Playground (The Ranch) Feasibility Sudy 25 Jan 2017

To conduct a feasibility study for a Community Asset Transfer of the Southmead Adventure Playground

Digital skills for speakers of other languages. 01 Dec 2015

Rosemount Lifelong Learning delivers a range of learning opportunities, pre employability support for families, and childcare from our two centres based in Royston. The project will complement other community based learning opportunities we offer by delivering digital skills for people don’t speak English as their first language in North East Glasgow. North East Glasgow has a high level of people living within the community who are speakers of other languages. We will recruit a new small team of volunteers who speak a range of different languages in addition to English to deliver digital skills training. These volunteers will be trained to deliver digital skills on a 1:1 or small group basis to people who speak the same language. This will enable people with no or low digital skills to initially concentrate on learning one set of skills at a time – digital skills. Over time and as the participants digital skills increase the volunteers will be able to teach the people they are matched with the necessary technical language in English so that they will be able to use computers, keyboards and internet that are available in Scotland for use without specialist adaption and settings. The 1:1 or small group nature of the support will allow people to have a high level of individualised support and to learn at their own pace and focus on developing the digital skills they identify that they need. Currently we are unable to offer IT learning to speakers of other languages unless they have a good level of spoken written and read English which is excluding many people from digital learning. We currently use volunteer literacy tutors to deliver 1:1 literacy work and small group with local people and aim to expand this model to the new area of deliver digital skills to people whose first language is not English. We will recruit a part time Volunteer Coordinator who will recruit and train volunteers who speak a wide range of languages. It would be impossible to recruit volunteers that speak every language in the area but will focus on the most widely spoken languages. The Volunteer Coordinator will also match people looking for support with digital skills with volunteers and offer volunteers ongoing support and training and develop the project. We will also look at how these volunteers can support our existing ESOL classes by doing digital skills inputs into classes and working alongside class tutors. Participants will be able to choose which device(s) they use to learn with including desktops, laptops, tablets and phones. They will also be taught about the range of devices that are available. The project is innovative as it doesn’t require participants to increase their level of English language before they are able to learn digital skills and also separates out the two skills of English and Digital skills as well later combining the learning of the two.

Village Hall Upgrade 16 Dec 2015

The group will use the funding to refurbish the kitchen in the village hall. This will increase healthy and safety and improve the environment of the hall.

Amount: £8,600
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Keyham Village Hall
Region: East Midlands
District: Harborough District

Sennen Churchtown Hall Feasibility Study 30 Nov 2016

This project will carry out a consultation exercise that will explore the development, ecological sustainability and future of a community building. This will improve the way in which the organisation meets the needs of an evolving community.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Churchtown Hall
Region: South West
District: Cornwall

Volunteer Work Camp 12 Jul 2016

This group aim to support recreation and sport in the catchment area of Lochdar School. The group will use the funding to organise a week long volunteer work camp to carry out tasks that will improve local environments around the island.

Just Click IT Club 17 Aug 2016

The organisation will use funding to implement an ICT club for older members of the community to help reduce isolation and enable beneficiaries to access online information and services, such as shopping and healthcare advice.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Vine St Mary's Branch
Region: North East
District: North Tyneside District

Grow Up to Inspire 23 Aug 2016

Project Summary : Association of Voluntary Organisations Wrexham (AVOW) will use the grant to hold an awards ceremony to celebrate young people who volunteer. This grant for £1,880 will part-fund catering, decorations, awards, travel expenses for volunteers, translation costs and commemorative programmes.

Glencolin RA The People's Initiative 21 Jul 2016

The west Belfast group provides a safer neighbourhood project which includes welfare advice, family advocacy and training. They are using the £8,350 for programmes and activities for the local community and a Christmas lunch for older people.

Amount: £8,350
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Glencolin Residents Association
Region: Northern Ireland
District: Belfast

Forest Confidence 08 May 2016

Forest School Swansea and Neath and Port Talbot will use the grant to run sessions for children who have been exposed to domestic abuse to rebuild confidence and self-esteem. This grant for £4,890 will fund session staff costs, volunteer expenses, travel, volunteer training, equipment, Welsh translation, publicity and refreshments.

Celebrating the New Village Hall 01 Sep 2016

The organisation will use the funding to hold an opening event for their new village hall. This will enable the organisation to recognise the contribution local people have made to the project and encourage the community to make use of the new facility.

Amount: £8,595
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Countess Wear Village Hall
Region: South West
District: Exeter District

Befriending Project for Adults with Learning Disabilities 12 Sep 2016

Befriending Project for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Amount: £262,877
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Interest Link Borders
Region: Scotland
District: Scottish Borders

Connect For A Day 10 Feb 2016

The organisation will use the funding to set up and run peer support groups for people suffering from aphasia. This will enable the organisation to provide sessions across the country to bring people with the condition together and reduce social isolation.

The Lodge Community Hub 03 Aug 2016

The group will use the funding to create a community training hub that will support the needs of people with disabilities. This will enhance the way in which this organisation supports its beneficiaries through creating pathways to employment.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Bromley Mencap
Region: London
District: Bromley London Boro

Building Community – The Arbour in the Sensory Woodland 29 Mar 2016

The group will use the funding to create an accessible outdoor shelter and sensory area. This will give beneficiaries’ access to a safe, quiet space, improving cohesion, confidence and wellbeing.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Vale of Evesham School
Region: West Midlands
District: Wychavon District

Communities Celebrate Together 05 Dec 2016

This project is a series of creative food and play events. This will bring diverse communities together to celebrate their cultures and improve relations.

The Culloden Parents Vocational Skills Project 27 Jan 2016

The group will use the funding to provide English language and dress making classes for parents from the local Bangladeshi community. This will enable beneficiaries to improve their English and learn vocational skills therefore improving their employability prospects.

Fernvale Primary School's 'All Weather Multi-use Games Area'. 04 May 2016

The school will use the funding to install outdoor equipment and all weather surfacing within the school grounds. This will enable beneficiaries to use a safe and accessible outdoor space for both extra-curricular activities and the wider community.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Fernvale Primary School
Region: East Midlands
District: Harborough District

The Boys Brigade Move More Project! 18 Nov 2015

The group will use funding to deliver a series of health based activities, to include swimming, ice skating and gym sessions, for young people in the community. This will encourage beneficiaries to participate in positive activities and lead a healthy lifestyle, with the aim of reducing obesity and anti social behaviour.

St Cuthbert's' Secret Story Telling Garden. 13 Jan 2016

The school will use the funding to create a secret story telling area, within the grounds of the school, to include benches, planters and surfacing. This will provide pupils and their families with a quiet space to tell stories and interact socially, with the aim of developing communication skills.