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#ICanBarista Project 03 Jan 2019

The project will offer barista training to people of all ages with learning disabilities to help them prepare for future employment opportunities. The training will take place alongside dance and holistic therapies.

Access to Dance 03 Jan 2019

The organisation intends on delivering dance classes for people with disabilities, long-term illness and those dealing with mental ill health. The aim of the classes is to improve the physical and mental health of beneficiaries as well as making dance activities more accessible. Funding will go towards dance uniforms Introduction to Dance courses, Pathways to Dance course, IDTA Assessments, IDTA Syllabus Manuals, and an anatomy Manual.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Region: North West
District: Blackburn with Darwen

Flush with the Witches 03 Jan 2019

The church will establish a toilet which will always be open to the public within an old grave-diggers hut in the church grounds. The project aims to improve public hygiene and make the village more welcoming to tourists and walkers. The funding will go towards toilet furniture, pumping station, water heater and services.

Better Lives 03 Jan 2019

The charity will run music-related workshops and three larger community events for adults with a range of learning disabilities. The project aims to help beneficiaries gain the confidence to take part in a range of everyday social activities. Funding will go towards staffing, publicity, refreshments, office supplies, printing materials, venue hire, travel, equipment, DBS checks and insurance.

Amount: £9,810
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Better Things
Region: North West
District: Salford District

Making Sense 03 Jan 2019

The organisation will create a sensory intervention and wellbeing room on their school premises which will be fully accessible to the community during and outside of the school day. Funding will go towards, entrance works, fit out and electrics, decoration and refurbishment, sensory and audio equipment, lighting, furniture as well as soft furnishings.

Green Arts 03 Jan 2019

The school aims to bring adults and children together from the community to produce artwork that will be displayed in and around the school with the aim of invoking community spirit. The funding will go towards site preparation works, consultation and workshop days, structure material and equipment, artist materials, paints and resources, and promotion and publicity.

Feel Good Through Farming 03 Jan 2019

The project will provide volunteering opportunities and other farming activities for people suffering from mental health issues and experiencing isolation. This will improve their wellbeing through gentle exercise and socialising with others.

Get Active 03 Jan 2019

This funding will be used to deliver weekly gentle seated exercise and Tai Chi sessions for older people in three local villages. This will also provide a series of informative sessions and handouts to raise awareness around health and wellbeing issues, and help improve the emotional and physical health of participants and reduce their isolation.

Amount: £9,969
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Breathing Space
Region: North East
District: County Durham

Flower, Forest & Food 03 Jan 2019

The organisation will use funding to expand and develop existing activities at its community allotment site. The project will establish a community shop selling produce, improve accessibility at the site and provide a series of community workshops and events. The aim is to create a self-sustaining outdoor community hub, connecting people of all ages and abilities in the area.

Community Cohesion, Growth & Activities 03 Jan 2019

The aim of the project is to support the hub, working towards making it sustainable with everyone working together and supporting each other through a variety of community led activities. The funding will be used to provide activities including singing groups, art sessions and games at the community centre which is a hub for the neighbourhood. Funding for the project will go towards activities, workshops, refreshments, room hire and supplies.

Solutions on friendship day 03 Jan 2019

The funding will be used to deliver early intervention for members in order to support people who are facing hardship in the local community. The project aims to provide advice and support and sign post to other local support groups and organisations.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Change Aid Ltd
Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
District: Doncaster District

Outdoor Health and Well-Being Area 03 Jan 2019

The school will install a pavilion and outdoor nature area with the aim of providing a reflective activity area for school and community activities. Funding will go towards a pavilion, willow tunnel and screening, raised beds and planting.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Chantlers Primary School
Region: North West
District: Bury District

Helping in the Holidays 03 Jan 2019

The project will provide coaching for young people to learn about fitness, health, discipline and self-control. This will enable participants to channel their anger in positive ways and improve their wellbeing.

PATCH 03 Jan 2019

The funding will be used to develop a volunteer and work experience programme for parents and young people wishing to have a career in childcare and children’s services. This will also engage volunteers in helping to run the organisations affordable pre-school activities and groups for young children, to help aid the children’s development.

Amount: £9,980
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Climb 4 Limited
Region: East Midlands
District: East Lindsey District

Open Minds Project 03 Jan 2019

The project will use funding to recruit and train volunteers who have lived experience of mental health problems to deliver workshops. This will raise awareness of mental health issues and reduce stigma.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Coastal West Sussex Mind
Region: South East Coast
District: Worthing District

Sale West Young Leaders 03 Jan 2019

The charity will engage with young people who will receive mentoring and support to take up volunteering roles in the community. The aim of the charity is to improve life chances for beneficiaries and help people become community leaders of the future. Funding will be used for sessional staff, venue hire, training, materials, incentives and rewards.

Amount: £9,950
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Communities United Project
Region: North West
District: Trafford District

Project Save Energy 03 Jan 2019

The project will improve the heating and lighting of a centre which is extensively used by the local community. This will ensure the continued use of the centre and its sustainability.

Cycling Without Age Sheffield 03 Jan 2019

The project will provide an adapted tri-bike which will enable a volunteer pilot to take elderly passengers on bike rides. This will alleviate loneliness and improve their quality of life.

BigD Stories 03 Jan 2019

The project aim is to create more Deaf friendly events that bring communities together. The funding will be used to support Deaf Children with literacy reading, using theatre/art tools and digital visual 3D video medium. Stories will be translated to sign literature video stories to promote and engage the children. Funding will be spent on workshop facilitators, admin, video filming, actors, rehearsal time, hire, accommodation, social network promotion, travel expenses, photographer and materials.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: D-LIVE! CIC
Region: London
District: Havering London Boro

Refurbishments to grounds,and equipment. 03 Jan 2019

The project will repair the grounds of a bowling club which is well used by the community. This will ensure the sustainability of a facility which provides essential services for elderly and disabled members of the community.