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Listen to Me 11 May 2017

Ruby's Fund runs an inclusive sensory centre for children and young people with additional needs and their families and carers. The Listen to Me project will provide counselling to parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs to explore difficulties which may include the stressful or emotional feelings or experiences, with a goal to facilitating positive change and wellbeing. The grant will pay for a counsellor to provide group and individual sessions at Ruby's Fund sensory centre.

Amount: £921
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Ruby's Fund
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

Continuation of existing activities for another year. 17 May 2017

Victoria Park Residents Association, providing activities that the local residents wish to engage in, as part of local community participation and cohesion. The funding will enable existing activities to continue for another year and will go towards making reasonable donations to the church, for use of their club room.

Award 20 Apr 2018

Annual award for excellence

Additional Air Conditioning 05 Feb 2018

Hollins Green Community shop provides a shop, community cafe and free book exchange for local people and in particular a lot of older people use the shop. Over the summer months they have had difficulty keeping the shop cool enough with the large number of chillers and freezers and so need to improve air conditioning. This grant will make a small contribution towards the new air conditioning unit which will enable the group to keep stocks of a wide range of fresh, chilled and frozen produce. The fresh and frozen produce are particularly relied on by older residents who cannot easily travel to other shops, the nearest shops are over one mile away.

Repertoire of Music 04 Jan 2016

Moss Road Community Brass Band provides an opportunity for anyone to have try at playing a brass instrument and to be able to work together with others in a Brass Band to perform music in the community. Recruits to the band need neither an instrument nor musical knowledge and the inclusive approach allows for members who are unable to pay a small subscription fee, to join without any subscription fees. The grant was used to purchase the band’s repertoire of music, to suit the audiences they play to and be usable for a range of players (who range from beginners to advanced level).

Transport Nostalgia project 11 Oct 2016

Transport Nostalgia provides the opportunity for men 55 and over to get together and, partake in lively debates and discussions on all things transport, from steam engines to pistons and other transport genre. The grant enables the group to purchase for a laptop, projector, screen and pa system to enhance the transport discussion sessions for their Nostalgia project to ensure everyone can hear and see the presentations clearly - promoting further engagement, discussion, interest and enjoyment, thus supporting mental alertness and well-being.

New Arrivals Befriending Project 08 Dec 2016

Cheshire, Halton Warrington Racial Equality Centre aim to eliminate discrimination, especially racial discrimination and promote equality of opportunity and good relations. They are involved with the multi agency panels set up around the sub region, to provide support and assistance to newly arrived refugees They identified a need for an informal network of 'soft' support for refugees arriving in Ellesmere Port, to help with integration and settling into the community. This project will provide volunteers to support and befriend refugees in their first few months, potentially acting as a pilot for other areas within the sub region of Cheshire. The grant pays for volunteer expenses and a £250 contribution towards trips to Manchester & Liverpool to the Arabic Centre/markets to buy Middle Eastern Foods and see and understand how to access the cultural facilities nearby.

Store house shelving 31 May 2017

Nantwich food bank, provide emergency assistance to those in crisis in the Nantwich (CW5) and surrounding rural areas. The project will enable the organisation to carry on with the work they are doing safely and in compliance with health and safety regulations. The grant would be used to purchase new shelving units for food storage.

Amount: £938
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Nantwich Foodbank
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

Day of Discoveries Library Tour 11 May 2017

Express Arts is a non for profit constituted organisation, delivering positive creative opportunities for young people in the Warrington community. This project will provide arts activities in 4 local libraries one in the south, north, east and west of Warrington during the summer holidays, where young people can also accredit their work through a Discover Arts Award. This grant will pay towards the materials for the workshops, freelance artists to deliver them and for the young people to be put through the arts award moderation in order to gain their certificate.

Amount: £856
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Express Arts
Region: North West
District: Warrington

Troop Summer Camp 24 Jul 2017

1st Great Sutton Scout Troop's Annual Summer Camp is the highlight of the Scouts' year, it is planned and run by the Young Leaders and Patrol Leaders in partnership with the adult Leaders. This year we have 36 young people attending the camp, this is more than at any point for at least 20 years. For this reason, the costs of transport have increased considerably, as we require 3 minibuses in order to transport everyone to and from the camp, it is this which we are looking to fund with your grant.

Resurfacing and lining our activity area 06 Sep 2017

The 3rd Warrington East Scout Group is based in its own premises at Culcheth Scout Centre, a purpose built facility in Jackson Avenue delivering a range of activities covering climbing, camping, hiking and pioneering as well as crafts and indoor activities. The project is to provide and lay new games and activity surface and lined area with 10 x 10 squared grid markings and compass. The grant will contribute towards the costs of the surface.

Polo shirts 14 Jun 2017

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled (RDA) is a member of the National RDA, run by volunteers, providing opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating, horse-riding activities. The project is to provide polo-shirts for the group so that all riders and volunteers feel part of the team and which enable the group to compete in local and national RDA events. The grant will be used to pay for polo-shirts for volunteers and riders.

Home-Start 05 May 2017

This small grant was awarded to Home-Start Warrington in recognition of outstanding end of grant monitoring at the CCF annual awards event

Amount: £500
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Home-Start Warrington
Region: North West
District: Warrington

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.

Supporting our Bowlers! 17 Aug 2018

The Friends of St Elphin's Park We aim to purchase new chairs and tables for the bowlers and hold an intergenerational bowling match The purchase of chairs and tables and to hold the bowls and bbq event New fold up easy to manage chairs are needed as existing ones are old, falling into disrepair and not easy for them to use. This will help them during their matches and also encourage more less able people to attend. Some of the bowlers struggle with mobility and having new chairs will help significantly. To hold an intergenerational bowls and bbq night in the park to encourage new members and also pass on their skills and knowledge to the community.

Amount: £990
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Friends of St Elphins park
Region: North West
District: Warrington

Facilitation and Support Costs 11 Mar 2016

Vintage Blacon are a faith-based partnership that provides a services to promote social interaction and a healthy lifestyle for people over the age of 55. Neighbourhood Approaches to Loneliness Project brings together local people in their community to take action within their lives. Grant support helped with facilitation and support costs for the group.

Amount: £500
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Vintage Blacon

Award 20 Apr 2018

Annual award for excellence

2018 socially forward 17 Aug 2018

Midorford Saturday social club has been running for around 5 years, and provide a monthly outlet for around 50 older people to come together for an evening of fun, music, food, dancing and laughter. we would like to apply for an update of some our equipment as our group is growing, and we dont have enough to cater for all. Also we've recently been charged rent for our room at £25 per month, a charge we didn't usually have, and was not in our budget and we would also like to refurbish our cupboard with new 12 new table cloths @ £6 each, cutlery for 60 people @ £75, plates, glasses and mugs x 60 of each @ £1 per item from ikea @ £180. rent 12 x £25, advertising & printing 12 x £6 = £60, end of year xmas event @ £500 this grant would enable us to continue our great social nights, and indeed let them grow. our area has many older isolated lonely people, who have all said they look forward to the Saturday socials, and the community have also stated that updated equipment would encourage a new footfall.

Promotional Materials 11 Mar 2016

Warrington Ethnic Society supports culturally diverse communities (black, minority and ethic) to promote community cohesion in Warrington. WECA increase engagement, participation and the voice of culturally diverse older communities to better improve lives, services, policies and opportunities. The grant is to be spent on a range of promotional materials stationary to deliver this activity.

New Equipment 22 Jan 2016

Brookfield Lane Allotment Association are a self-administering allotment association that runs a site of 64 plots in the East of Macclesfield. They run annual shows which benefit wider community as well as producing food boxes for the local sheltered housing complex. The grant support contributed towards the purchase of new equipment.