- Total grants
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- Earliest award date
- 10 Nov 2008
- Latest award date
- 06 Dec 2018
- Total GBP grants
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- Largest GBP award
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Two bench seats in the grounds of Vale House, for the use of residents, families and friends
This application is for 2 much needed areas of our work, the first is to enhance our offer to families who have children with additional needs. There are a growing number of families who have children with additional needs in South Oxford and Oxford city. The family room offers monthly open access drop-in sessions for these families to come for moral support from volunteers who themselves have children with additional needs, advice on their child’s condition from visiting professionals, introduction to BSL and a safe place to bring their child to play if they aren’t at school. The grant money will be spent on indoor sensory resources and a black-out den. The den will provide a quiet space for children to explore their senses through lights and textures. The bubble wall, accessory kit and bean bags will be used with the den. The second part of our application is for help towards costs of putting on our second family triathlon event in 2019 which we hope will be bigger and raise more funds than the triathlon held on 1st July 2018. We are seeking funding to cover costs for Insurance, First aider and park fees plus 10 hours of administration time for the project co-ordinator as this support is in addition to her usual role. On 1st July 2018, our first community family triathlon was very successful with over 130 parents and children taking part, raising over £6000 before costs of putting on the event. Running the event entails costs such as insurance, first-aiders, park hire & publicity. This year our costs totalled over £870. Funds raised go towards Tuesday sessions in South Oxford Family Room. These professionally run sessions provide weekly support for breastfeeding and wellbeing for mums with newborn and young children and their families. Tuesday sessions are free, inclusive, and take place a stone's throw from the city centre.
Balsam Family Project 16 Nov 2018
Community Family Friends or CFFs. This is our third core service element as described above. CFFs are assigned to individual families for in-home mentor support visits at the end of their initial 10 week course.
Tea and Creativity Social Club 18 Apr 2016
The social club meets the grant's criteria because it promotes community spirit and social inclusion. It is aimed at the vulnerable and lonely in society. By encouraging creativity and community spirit we are help those in need. Our social club encourages our members to start creative projects, sewing, knitting etc whilst they have a cup of tea, biscuits and meet people. All are welcome.
New Full Size Goalposts 18 Apr 2016
As we are moving to the local school, we have been informed that we may not have fixed goalposts on the playing fields. We therefore must purchase at least one set of 'roll away' goalpost of which will be full size, to aid our teams of 13 years and upwards.