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Results

Manchester Titans 30 Aug 2017

The programme has currently reached over 600 young people across Greater Manchester in the last two years alone, out of those 600 a further 105 have become active participants competing in the league. We have over 50 women involved at a high level of our sport and 4 of those represent Great Britain.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Manchester Titans
Region: North West
District: Salford District

sibling carers 13 Mar 2017

Central Cheshire Buddy Scheme supports children and young people with disabilities, carers and siblings. The project is to produce a film or DVD to be shown to professionals about how being a young carer can affect their lives, helping them to understand how they can be better supported. The grant will be used to cover staffing costs, drama, dance and art sessions, publicity material, the cost of producing the film, team building exercises and other small costs.

Heads Up with the Wolves 23 Nov 2017

The Warrington Wolves Foundation project will engage hard to reach young people and create a group of young volunteers linked to the foundation. The project will build upon their work with their existing young trustees, who work alongside their main board and have a non-exec role within the main trustee board. The young trustees will meet regularly to look at issues facing young people and explore what support can be provided to them. A key focus for the young volunteers will be developing and promoting Mental Health & Emotional Well Being and they will hold a conference (likely to involve 150 young people from local schools) to raise awareness of Mental Health & Emotional Well being. This project will not only raise awareness of mental health and attached stigma it will provide a mechanism for young people to reach out for support. The lasting impact of this project will be the development of empowered young people with the skills to champion further actions, it will amplify the voice of young people and connect them with relevant stakeholders to make change.

Headspace Cafe 03 Nov 2017

Visyon will offer opportunities for their young service users to engage in volunteering activities within Visyon itself. Visyon have an onsite café which the young people will work within, serving visitors and staff. The young people will be provided with training in food hygiene, customer service and meet-and-greet skills as appropriate. They would be supervised by Visyon’s experienced team with specialist knowledge in mental health support, and led on a day-to-day basis by the café supervisor. at the end of the project, the young people will produce an exhibition of their work to showcase their skills, which will raise awareness of the work of Visyon to a wider audience and demonstrate the positive activities young people recovering from mental health issues are involved in. This will be part of an Awards evening, where their work will be celebrated alongside other achievements to the local community, parents and carers.

Amount: £4,478
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Visyon
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

Additional Refuge Activities 06 Sep 2017

Warrington Women's Aid is a organisation that provides safe accommodation for women and children who are fleeing domestic abuse, along with providing on-going individual, needs assessed, support for each person while they reside in the accommodation. The Additional Refuge Activities project will provide activities for wome and children who have experienced domestic violence including Healthy Wellbeing sessions for women, Healthy Wellbeing sessions for children, Family Activities for mums and children together, and After School Activities for the children. The grant funding will be used to provide resources and equipment for all of the sessions.

Amount: £1,000
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Warrington Women's Aid
Region: North West
District: Warrington

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

Macclesfield Bowel and Bladder Service -Continence Equipment 06 Sep 2017

MedEquip4Kids is a children’s charity raising money to provide paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams. The grant will fund equipment including enuresis (bed-wetting) alarms and a Playmobil bathroom for children in the Macclesfield area through The Cheshire East Bowel and Bladder service which works with children and their families providing care and advice to help children gain control of their bladder and bowel.

Amount: £1,407
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: MedEquip4Kids
Region: North West
District: Manchester District

Under-11s Advice Booklet 17 Nov 2017

Visyon is a local children and young people's mental health charity, providing a range of support to 4 to 25 year-olds across Cheshire who are facing mental health challenges. This project will produce an advice booklet which can be sent home with primary school children offering advice to parents on dealing with some of the key issues that under-11s are facing with their mental health. The booklet will be designed in-house by the Visyon team making use of our expertise in children's mental health, and it would be distributed through primary schools across Crewe and Nantwich. The booklet will provide advice to the family of every primary school age child who attends school in Crewe and Nantwich on some simple things that they can do to support their child's mental health and tackle some of the key mental health issues that present in this cohort of children.  The grant will pay for printing and distribution costs.

Amount: £1,000
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Visyon
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

Sedentary Exercise Sessions 14 Sep 2017

Longbarn Residents Association is a voluntary organisation which exists to maintain and improve Longbarn, and relies on residents’ support in order to succeed. The participants in this project will benefit from improved physical and mental health & wellbeing. The grant funding will be used to provide payment for a suitable venue and provision of a qualified health and wellbeing instructor for an initial period of 12 months.

Amount: £1,000
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Longbarn Residents Association
Region: North West
District: Warrington

Annual Awards for Excellence 05 May 2017

This small grant was awarded to Claire House Hospice in recognition of outstanding end of grant monitoring at the CCF annual awards event

Reflect Counselling 31 Jul 2017

Hospice of the Good Shepherd's Reflect Counselling Service provide a Children's Bereavement Counselling Service, not just for children and young people whose relatives may have died at the Hospice, but for any child/young person who is suffering emotional and mental distress as a result of losing a member of their family. The aim of this project is to build on the work of the past twelve months funded by Cheshire Community Foundation, to reach more children and young people who have suffered a bereavement in their lives. The grant funding will be used as a contribution towards salary costs for a counselling member staff.

Family Support / Well-Being Co-Ordinator 31 Jul 2017

The Joshua Tree currently supports around 80 families affected by childhood cancer in Cheshire and the North West. Facing childhood cancer can be a devastating experience and its impact may last for many years after treatment ends. Every family’s experience and needs are unique and the organisation work with many families and schools to provide support that is tailored to their needs. The project focuses on the Family Support Service and will provide families with personal training sessions, nutritional advice and support, cooking therapy, pampering, mindfulness, yoga, relaxation and meditation and other services. The grant will pay for the salary of the Family Support Service Coordinator and a contribution towards training costs, to ensure the appropriate level of support is given to families.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: The Joshua Tree
Region: North West
District: Cheshire West and Chester

Young Person's Outreach Service 13 Mar 2017

Turning Point - Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service is a 9- 5pm Monday to Friday service which provides specialist treatment to Young People under the age of 18 in Cheshire West and Chester who are experiencing difficulties due to drug or alcohol use and want help to stop using substances. The Vision for Cheshire project will enable young people to be healthy and have the chance of achieving, having better opportunities and being a positive economic influence across the county. The project will build links with already established Youth Services, to provide support to young people who access youth centres during the evening, to provide specialist treatment and targeted group work, to reduce drug and alcohol use by young people and to prevent them from entering adult drug and alcohol services. The grant funding will be used to fund a part time worker for twelve months to support the service.

Amount: £9,152
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Turning Point
Region: North West
District: Cheshire West and Chester

Specialist Huntington's Disease Advisory Service - Cheshire 13 Mar 2017

The Huntington's Disease Association is the only organisation dedicated to supporting families affected by Huntington's disease - a devastating terminal neurological condition of the central nervous system. The project is a contribution towards the Specialist Huntington's Disease Advisory Service in Cheshire, which provides, care, advice, support and information to families whose lives are turned upside down by Huntington's. The grant will be used towards the costs of a dedicated Specialist HD Adviser who develops and delivers the service in Cheshire.

Chester High Schools Resilience Programme 31 Jul 2017

Chester Schools Christian Work Trust exists to promote the personal and spiritual development of children and young people in Chester schools through a range of different activities, lessons, courses and clubs. The project aims to help young people grow in resilience by challenging the stigma around mental health, giving them proven coping strategies, enabling them to make wise, informed decisions regarding relationships, helping them understand what makes a good, healthy relationship and what to expect that for themselves and helping young people to grow in confidence and to appreciate the value of themselves and others. The grant will be used to pay for staffing, project delivery expenses, line management, project administration and training.

Changing Choices 30 Nov 2017

Changing Lanes CIC operate Changing Choices - an open inclusive recovery support group and development platform for those with substance abuse issues and their families. The aim is to improve the East Cheshire community by working with people with substance abuse issues and supporting them to become the individuals they want to be which will in turn have positive wider benefits to their families and the local community. The funding provided will pay for the continuation of the current four groups in two localities in Cheshire East (Crewe and Congleton) , two new programs focusing on Self Esteem and a further programme on family relationships and support. The grant will also pay for a new lap top to support the work.

Amount: £9,424
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Changing Lanes CIC
Region: South West
District: City of Bristol

Cheshire East Young Carers 30 Nov 2017

Carers Trust 4all is a charity with a mission to ensure unpaid carers of all ages, and the people they care for, can access the emotional and practical support and services they need to maintain their own health and wellbeing and continue in their caring role without reaching crisis or breakdown. The CT4all Young Carers Project will ensure young carers are supported to enjoy their childhood, can access the same educational and social opportunities as their peers and make a good transition to adulthood, protecting their health and well being and minimising the often devastating effects of caring responsibilities. Funding will support service delivery including; staff and volunteers costs, activities, training, venues, transport and project overheads. The difference the project will make is that young carers, who are at risk of underachievement, mental health problems, social isolation within their peer group and bullying, have the tools, information and support needed to protect their emotional and physical health and well being.

Brighter futures - Work with mums who are on the verge of having their children removed or those who have had their children removed. 10 May 2017

Motherwell is a community interest company based in Crewe and Winsford who provide support and work with mums who have had children removed or who are likely to have children removed, as they can be forgotten within the legal process and left with no support after the child/children are removed. This grant funding will be used to provide a project Coordinator, allowing Motherwell to further strengthen their staffing and service provision. The grant will pay for salary costs.

Amount: £5,760
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Motherwell - Cheshire CIC
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

South Cheshire ABC youth initiative 14 Sep 2017

South Cheshire ABC is a community boxing club in the heart of Crewe, located in a disadvantaged area to ensure the facility is accessible to those young people that most need the club and the support it provides. The club works to ensure that diversionary activities mixed with sport, can really change lives. The project will help to provide a fit for purpose service and facility, continually engaging young members of the community. The grant will pay for boxing ring equipment a ladder stepper and a laptop.

Amount: £6,500
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: South Cheshire ABC
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

East Cheshire Hospice @Home 31 Jul 2017

East Cheshire Hospice provides essential end of life care and support to adults with a wide range of diagnoses. This project is a new @Home service which aims to bring high quality care and expertise to the patient where they are at home. The project offers expert end of life nursing care in homes and care settings during out of hours, evenings, nights and weekends including bank holidays 365 days of the year. The new service will enable the Hospice to care for an additional 250 patients per year without the cost of building a new Hospice. The grant funding provides 'seed funding' which will help to launch the service and keep it running in the first five years, enabling the charity the time and space to develop other income streams to ensure that care is delivered for generations to come. The grant will pay for building alterations to allow 24 hour secure door access for the Hospice @Home team and set up costs such as branded uniforms, nurses mobile equipment bags, communication and awareness raising materials.

Amount: £17,000
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: East Cheshire Hospice
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East