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2017

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Neighbour Favour 23 Nov 2017

Neighbour Favour provide support to older people in the Burtonwood and Winwick areas of Warrington which are quite geographically remote from the centre of Warrington and lack easy access to services for older people. The grant will be used to contribute towards the core running costs of their vehicle for 12 months. This includes tax, insurance, permits and servicing.

Amount: £2,370
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Neighbour Favour
Region: North West
District: Warrington

Mind Body and Soul 08 Nov 2017

Ethnic Over 50's Yoga Group are a friendship group who meet every week for 2 hours for light exercise/yoga, followed by a support and friendship group. They also help members to build relationships with the wider community and invite guest speakers to educate and empower them, through information on both support services and leisure time activities. The project aims to reduce social isolation, achieve healthier mind, body and soul, improved sleep, support for one another, reduce anxiety and build strong bonds. The grant will cover room hire, trainer fees, and to celebrate cultural heritage through social get togethers at important dates throughout the faith calendar Diwali, Vaisakhi ( historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism), Lohri (folk festival) and Lohri (New Year celebrated in Punjab).

Amount: £3,425
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Ethnic Over 50's Yoga Group
Region: North West
District: Warrington

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

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

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

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.

Oakhanger Methodist Church and the Oakhanger Project 13 Mar 2017

Oakhanger Methodist Church and the Oakhanger Project provides a community hall for community groups, services to the wider community working with both able bodied and disabled children, young people and families and a place for public worship as a united congregation with St Luke's hospice. The Church activities are aimed at reducing isolation and developing community cohesion whilst the Oakhanger Project aims to get teenagers and children involved in the outdoor activities developing key skills whilst also improving self confidence and self esteem with opportunities to undertake qualifications in kayaking and volunteering. The grant will be used towards new kitchen units and fixtures

Amount: £3,000
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Oakhanger Methodist Church
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

Bromley Healthy Families 31 Jul 2017

Healthbox CIC specialise in community health & wellbeing projects. For this project, Healthbox will team up with Plus Dane Housing to offer a vibrant project aimed at improving the health & wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged families on the Bromley Farm Estate, Congleton. This strong partnership between a CIC and a housing provider will help to pool a range of specialist resources ranging from extensive community project experience to community development approaches. The Bromley Healthy Families project will support parents and their primary school aged children by providing a range of stimulating workshops around healthy eating and healthy lifestyles which in turn will aim to reduce food bank dependency during school holidays (which is prevalent in Congleton), tackle poverty stricken households and enhance wellbeing amongst children and parents. This focused yet holistic approach to family support will make a positive and lasting difference. The funding will enable weekly workshops to take place during the school holidays for a year - including ingredients, professional tutors, recipes, educational materials, training workshops for parents and the purchase of cooking equipment to enable the project to become self-sufficient and parent-led after the 12 month period, leaving a lasting legacy and commitment towards healthy lifestyles.

Amount: £5,945
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Healthbox CIC
Region: North West
District: Cheshire West and Chester

Extension to provide lift with wheelchair access and office extension 30 Nov 2017

Knutsford Abbeyfield is a purpose built home providing independent living for 11 elderly people in a secure environment. The project is to build a front extension incorporating a platform lift between ground and first floors. The lift is large enough to accommodate a wheelchair, the extension will also include a single storey extension to the existing small ground floor office.The grant will make a contribution towards the total cost of the building works and the lift. The alterations will greatly improve accessibility to the first floor for any residents their visitors and family members with mobility difficulties.

Creative Conversations for Recovery 30 Nov 2017

FADT will support up to 15 people in recovery from addiction/and or mental health from the Cheshire West and Chester area to participate in high quality dance theatre workshops and productions at Storyhouse Chester’s new Cultural Centre in the City Centre. Over 8 months from November 2017 to July 2018 FADT will facilitate 2 artistic projects: “Creative Conversations” will explore themes surrounding the participants lives in Cheshire through dance theatre leading to a performance at Storyhouse in February 2018. The performances will be informative as well as expressive, allowing the audience to gain an insight into our Fallen Angels’ stories to gain more understanding of their personal narratives. From March the group will be supported to work towards a site-based piece to be performed in all the public spaces in Storyhouse, an immersive piece which will make use of this extraordinary new building. This project will facilitate their inclusion with other dance groups from the area to celebrate Big Dance a national dance initiative in July at Storyhouse. The project will be planned in close partnership with local addiction/recovery and mental health services in each area: Turning Point, and Richmond Fellowship as well as other local recovery groups and Arts organisations.

Cre8 Jobs 13 Mar 2017

Cre8 aims to empower young people and adults in the local community to make change happen for themselves and also for their local neighbourhood. The Cre8 Jobs project will reduce unemployment, increase self-esteem and confidence and raise employability skills. The Youth Social Action Project will work with local young people in the neighbourhood to bring community benefit by improving community spaces and pathways. In supporting these young people, Cre8 also undertake a wide range of activities and projects including 'Off-beat' music and bikes, sports, arts and crafts and trips, providing healthy food, often prepared by the young people themselves. The grant will pay for a contribution towards the Cre8 Works Team Leader, volunteer costs and activity costs.

Amount: £4,912
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Cre8 Macclesfield Ltd
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

Just Drop-In Routes and Roots Barnaby Project 12 Jul 2017

Just Drop-In provide a range of services to children and young people who are facing multiple disadvantages and those experiencing challenges with their emotional health. This project will enable young people to volunteer their time at Just Drop-In, and get involved in raising awareness of Just Drop in services at the Macclesfield Barnaby Festival. The young people will be involved in planning workshops, will design how they will be involved in the festival parade entry and take part in a reflection celebration event. The grant will be used as a contribution towards the Project Workers salary, a contribution to volunteer expenses, operational/activity costs, publicity costs and travel expenses for young people.

Amount: £4,380
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Just Drop-In
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

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.

Promoting health and wellbeing 11 May 2017

Glazebury over 60s club provides a weekly meeting point for older people, combating social isolation in a rural community. The project will introduce health and wellbeing services to the group, including access to the neighbourhood mentor to empower older people to keep healthy and keep involved in the community. This funding will contribute towards room hire, publicity and refreshments.

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

Creative Concepts Phase 2 01 Aug 2017

Changing Lives in Cheshire facilitate the reuse of donated household furniture and electrical items at affordable and realistic prices whilst creating supported employment and volunteer opportunities for members of the local community. Creative Concepts Phase 2 aims to provide weekly craft sessions over a period of 1 year for up to 100-150 vulnerable and/ or socially isolated people (not just women) at our Winsford Creative Concepts Shop and also at our new Warrington retail site in Cockhedge Shopping Centre. Grant funding will be used to pay for the Creative Concepts Co-ordinator plus travel and materials required.

Next Event 01 Aug 2017

Live! is a small vibrant charity that provides a varied programme of fully inclusive and accessible clubs and social activities for disabled children and young people. The Next Event project is a weekly independent living and social skills group for young adults aged 17 to 25 which strives to equip people with the skills and competencies they need to move towards independence during critical times in their lives so that they can fulfil their potential. Funding would contribute towards the staffing costs for the project.

Gaydio Chester 01 Aug 2017

Gaydio CIC is a broadcast, skills development and training organisation for the LGBT community. The project is a radio skills training project for disadvantaged LGBT young people in Chester aged 14-25; the project uses radio and media skills to address the issues and challenges this group may face such as discrimination, social isolation, poor health and educational under-achievement. The Cheshire Community Foundation will contribute towards a Workshop Lead for the training sessions, this will also enable the project to be expanded to reach more people.

Amount: £8,750
Funder: Cheshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Gaydio CIC
Region: North West
District: Manchester District

Kitchen Renovation Project 29 Dec 2017

Dodleston Village Foundation owns, finances and manages a village hall in Doddleston together with the adjoining playing field, activity equipment and toddlers' playground. The Kitchen Renovation Project will bring the hall kitchen up to current health and safety standards and provide modern catering equipment. The project will result in a modern, safe and efficient kitchen which all members of the local and wider community will be able to use . The grant makes a contribution towards the costs of the kitchen.

Grant to Bendrigg Trust 02 Mar 2017

Specialist equipment for a charity which works with disabled people in Cumbria

Amount: £30,000
Funder: The Clothworkers Foundation
Recipient: Bendrigg Trust
Region: North West
District: South Lakeland District