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LifeLines 20 Apr 2016

This is the expansion of a project supporting volunteers aged 50 plus to run activities for vulnerable older people to improve health and well-being. These have previously included art classes, creative writing, yoga and computer club. The group will expand across the city, recruiting more volunteers, supporting more than 800 new people and establishing a Men’s Network to encourage older men to socialise regularly. It will also extend its HealthLink scheme to help older people get to medical appointments.

Kilkeel RBL - Saving Our Community Venue 22 Oct 2015

The group is a community and voluntary based organisation providing a range of services and activities to the local community. They received a grant of £10,000 to make improvements to their venue so that it can be used for more classes and activities.

Grant to Royal British Legion Tipton Branch 19 May 2016

Remembering Tipton's World War One Heroes

Grant awarded to The Royal British Legion (Forest Hall) Branch And Club (Tyne & Wear) 20 Nov 1998

Towards improving access and facilities for disabled people at the Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen's Institute.

Grant awarded to Community Service Volunteers (Training and Enterprise NE) (Tyne & Wear) 13 Jul 2004

To provide daycare services to older people living in high rise flats in Newcastle.

Core costs 18 Jan 2019

To support the work of the charity r.

Amount: £1,000
Funder: County Durham Community Foundation
Recipient: Royal British Legion

RBL Portstewart Branching Out 26 Apr 2018

The group, based in Portstewart, are using a grant of £6,500 to replace their hall’s heating system and improve its insulation, making it more usable for community events.

Grant to Royal British Legion, Greenhithe & Swanscombe 23 May 2014

The impact of WW1 on Dartford and its residents

Grant to Royal British Legion, Downs Branch 15 Jul 2014

First Day Commemoration of World War I

Grant to Royal British Legion 19 Sep 2013

Events to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War in 2014

Grant to Royal British Legion Leiston Branch 13 Feb 2014

Commemorating Leiston in the Great War

Grant to Royal British Legion: Colston Bassett, Owthorpe and Cotgrave Branch 04 Aug 2017

Any grant will support veterans who need help with improving their lives at a difficult time or in challenging circumstances.

D-Day Commemoration Service and Parade 25 Jun 2004

The Northenden branch of the Royal British Legion have been awarded a grant to enable them to hold a commemmoration service and parade in celebration of the anniversary of D-Day. Various old comrades groups and associations will be represented. The event will culminate in a concert by the local silver band.

Weekend D-Day celebration event 25 Jun 2004

The Gateshead branch of the Royal British Legion has been awarded a grant towards their weekend of celebrations in commemoration of the D-Day landings. This will involve a church service as well as entertainments and refreshments. The event is open to all residents in the Gateshead area.

Northern Remembrance Concert 24 May 2004

The organisation, in general, safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who served in the armed forces. With the funding it will arrange for the Royal Marine band to visit and perform at the first Northern Remembrance Concert in Manchester that the British Legion will host. The event will enhance community spirit whilst at the same time create a platform for inter-generational relationship development. It will also develop comradeship and audience participation.

Craft materials, training, expenses, hire of halls 24 Aug 2004

The project is to set up craft/social clubs for older people. The money is for hire of meeting rooms, materials and travel costs for outings.

Amount: £3,292
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Wales
District: Sir Ynys Mon - Isle of Anglesey

There is no project name available for this record 13 Dec 2005

The project is to recruit volunteers over the age of 50yrs and place them in schools alongside children wh0 need help in developing their basic numeracy and literacy skills. The project will empower older people to engage in local community activity. The grant over three years will partly fund one full time and one part time Schools Project Co-ordinator post, training and travel for staff and volunteers, office equipment, rent and general running expenses.

Amount: £135,263
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Wales
District: Caerdydd - Cardiff

Raising Awareness of Bogus Callers 07 Sep 2005

This award will help raise older people's awareness of distraction burglaries/bogus callers. Volunteers will provide information and advice about prevention tactics and how older people could best respond to an unusual caller. Isolated older people will be particularly targeted for this service with advice sessions being given mainly to small groups of older people and through community groups.

Amount: £43,742
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

CSV 15 Apr 2009

This organisation will set up a new sustainability initiative, creating a website for schools and their communities in the highlands to share experiences. The website will focus on eco projects, learning new ways to live sustainably, preserving energy and actioning change. The grant will be used to pay for website design, event staff costs, catering and volunteer expenses.

Amount: £5,400
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Scotland
District: Highland