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Cheshire Community Foundation

(Registered Charity No: 1143711)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
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Over the last five years they've made 47 significant donations totalling £847,005

When Amount Grantee To be used for
30/11/2018 £15,104 Vision Enhancement Services - Vision Support Vision Support exists to provide services and support to people across Cheshire, North Wales and Halton who have a vision impairment. They are a regional charity working closely within the communities and led by the needs of their service users. The Sight Loss Community Empowerment Project aims to support people with sight loss in Cheshire West and Chester to increase control over their lives and improve connections within their communities. The grant will be used to fund a Sight Loss Community Empowerment Worker for 20 hours a week for one year, their travel costs, mobile and a laptop. The post holder will make a difference by working with people with sight loss of all ages to identify more innovative ways of effectively engaging with and empowering this particularly hard to reach group. They will also support organisations in the area to become more inclusive for people with sight loss with regards to communication and information, service delivery and employment opportunities. This will improve mental health and well-being by increasing the number of activities people with sight loss can take part in, and help reduce poverty and disadvantage in vulnerable adults by improving access to benefits,education, skills and employment.
30/11/2018 £15,000 East Cheshire Hospice 1. East Cheshire Hospice Childhood Bereavement Service, supporting young people to cope with death and dying 2. Our aim is to be the 'go to place' for all referrals of childhood bereavement in East Cheshire for anyone aged 18 or under having mental or physical difficulty dealing with the loss of a person(s) close to them 3. The grant is vital for the continuation of service which delivers 1:1 counselling, peer support groups, information & advice for relatives and healthcare professionals and running training courses for teachers and youth workers as well as awareness raising activity. 4. The grant is essential in enable our childhood bereavement service to improve the mental health of 1130 children and give their families and/or carers the tools to support them through their bereavement journey in East Cheshire every year.
31/10/2018 £10,000 Warrington Voluntary Action The grant will facilitate the creation and ongoing support of the WAYV (Warrington Youth Volunteering) programme, providing be a variety of different volunteering opportunities, events and training sessions specifically for young people, which does not currently exist. 'Satellite’ groups will be formed that are affiliated with partner organisations, with partners already approaching WVA to register their interest in this model, which will create over 50 new volunteering opportunities for young people interested in influencing the services that they access through campaigning and promotion. Once the groups are established, they will be encouraged to engage with and develop social action projects to further the causes they care about. In addition, there will also be a large group of ‘Youth Correspondents’ whose role it will be to report on events happening in the town. This takes inspiration from celebrity ‘social media influencers’, the idea being that the young volunteers will promote fun social action events and opportunities to their friends via their own profiles. Once the YCs are trained, they will be matched with local organisations running events and activities. The grant will pay for staff salaries, volunteer expenses, operational activity, training and materials.
31/10/2018 £18,424 Motherwell Cheshire CIO This project aims to provide support for women who have had a child removed from their care, empowering them to build a more positive future for themselves and to support those mums transitioning from care who are struggling to adapt to motherhood. Mums who are on the verge of having their children removed and those who have had their children removed can be subject to a variety of mental health issues not currently being considered or addressed in this area before this project – we want to offer them support and an intervention that breaks the potential of the cycle to be repeated. This grant will be used to fund a project co-ordinator who will representation mum, act as an intermediary between mum and social workers, solicitors and other agencies and provide emotional and practical support. The project aims to show that there are positive choices and options for them going forward, we are supporting and encouraging participants to be empowered, utilise links within their local community and to develop tools that help with self-reliance, self-esteem and confidence and to develop their voice thus breaking the cycle of having children who potentially will be removed again.
31/10/2018 £10,300 Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy (Churches Together in Cheshire) Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy Team covers the whole of Cheshire & Wirral offering 24:7 support to the farming community with a listening ear for as long as required, pastoral support and ability to bring in supporting agencies when required. Farming as an occupation has one of the highest rate of suicide, many farmers are suffering with difficult issues like financial pressure, isolation, adverse weather conditions, family disputes, government regulations and inspections, administration, poor harvests & livestock disease all combined with long hours of work; all this contributes to serious levels of hopelessness and depression, some thinking of self-harm - we are uniquely placed to deliver this support understanding the language of farming and the issues farmers face, and are available to farmers and all allied workers in the industry. We currently have one paid head chaplain and a small team of volunteer chaplains, and there is currently insufficient capacity to take on new clients, at a time when the demand for the work of the team in crisis counselling is increasing - we would use funding to employ a Part-time Assistant Chaplain. Our work with clients combined with a social programme offers support and a life-line to many.
31/10/2018 £10,000 Cre8 Macclesfield Ltd Cre8 have been awarded funding towards the employment costs of Youth Workers who will work on the Cre8 Jobs project, they will organise young people to do practical tasks in the community including clearing and improving community paths and open spaces, growing fruit and vegetables to cook at community meals, making cakes to sell at community events, repairing and selling bikes, repairs and maintenance to the community building including painting, and repairing and maintaining musical instruments. Cre8 Jobs will reduce worklessness, increase self-esteem and confidence and raise employability skills; the project will build on the quality and experience of Cre8 Works and Cre8 Facilities, by engaging NEET and vulnerable young people and young adults in doing practical tasks for community benefit, in this way Cre8 Jobs will provide work experience opportunities coupled with the guidance and support of a experienced youth workers, channelling people towards paid employment. It will also make it possible for us to support the young people and young adults with whom our relationship is limited because they are only with us at a specific event like a Youth Club, a Music Drop-in, an Alternative Education session or a social enterprise working shift. The grant will pay for staffing costs, reward trips, operational activity and equipment.
31/10/2018 £10,000 Lord Rama Krishna Cultural Centre (LRKCC) Lord Rama Krishna Cultural Centre, has 295 members and many more visitors from the Hindu community and more widely, share their cultural heritage with the community through stories and learning opportunities, music, dance and food. The project aims to open the centre to a wider groups of people by offering a range of different activities from yoga to IT and first aid to help address isolation and promote good health and wellbeing. The funding will go towards the refurbishments of the toilet facilities and a range of classes. The project will provide a safe and friendly environment for many of our elderly residents, giving them the opportunity to meet people, which for many will only be once a week and improve their physical and mental health.
31/10/2018 £45,000 Cheshire Young Carers Cheshire Young Carers provides respite support for young carers across Cheshire. They have a "class leading" programme supporting schools to identify young cares in their pupil population, an assessment tool to indicate the impact on educational outcomes of the child's caring role and a package on no cost & low cost tactics to better support young carers in education. This project has two key aims, firstly to work with schools in Knutsford to identify young carers in education and then to better support with a result of improved educational outcomes. Secondly to provide respite activities during school holiday when research shows they are most at risk of social isolation due to their caring roles. The grant funding will be used to deploy trained educational officers to work directly with schools and to provide a series of activities for young carers in Knutsford during school holiday periods. The funding will result in helping schools to truly identify their young carer cohort, to better support these children through education, improve educational outcomes and provide activities in school holiday periods reducing isolation, improving the physical and mental being of young carers in Knutsford.
31/10/2018 £10,040 Longford Neighbourhoods service centre, The Roy Humpherys Centre The Roy Humphreys centre in Longford is a multi use centre in the heart of Longford that is run and managed by a dedicated set of volunteers. The aim of this project is to tackle loneliness and or social isolation by identify and engaging with people aged 50 + in the Longford and Orford area and develop projects and activities through a volunteer community connectors scheme. The funding will be used to pay the salary of a Project Worker for 16 hours per week for one year to manage the project. The centre is an important asset to the community and this project would; contribute to the continued sustainability of this vital community resource, help to improve the lives of people over 50 and strengthen relationship, make new connections and get people talking to each other which in turn helps to build a strong and resilient community.
31/10/2018 £10,000 St Wilfrid's Church Grappenhall St Wilfrid's Anglican Church serves the people of Grappenhall Parish. The project will build an annex to the ancient church which will provide a step free welcome area, a small servery for hot drinks and toilets and facilities for our teams of volunteers who look after the church and churchyard. Grant funding from Cheshire Community Foundation will make a contribution to equipment for the new centre to be used by our volunteers to help them to help others. The church will become much more welcoming and accessible with older people confident that they can relax and participate without embarrassment because toilets are at hand, and refreshments can be enjoyed without volunteers manhandling heavy tea urns across the cobbles.
30/09/2018 £12,391 Central Cheshire Buddy Scheme CCBS supports children and young people with disabilities as well as their families. The project will support the whole family through activity sessions targeted at the different members i.e activity sessions for children and young people with disabilities, coffee mornings for parent carers, a sibling carers support group. The aim of the project is to support disabled children while also giving carers and young carers a break as a carer. The grant funding will be used to pay for activity costs, fuel for the mini bus, cost of a worker, volunteer expenses, promotional material, photo books and 1 x residential weekend for sibling carers.
31/07/2018 £10,000 Cheshire Young Carers Cheshire Young Carers will use this funding to create a cluster of educational videos that the charity will make available to schools in the local authority. The aim of these videos will be to raise the awareness of the role of a young carer and bring to the attention of both staff and pupils alike, the daily challenges faced by these young people.
30/06/2018 £15,000 JUMP Children's Charity JUMP Children's Charity provide a unique memory making service to children with life limiting and terminal illnesses, by arranging complementary professional photography and videography to capture special moments that are presented in bespoke memory books and films. The project will continue to fund the role of their memory coordinator and further expand this role to that of a charity coordinator, the success of our first year funded by the Cheshire Foundation helped the organisation to support over 50 children and their families within Cheshire and develop key relationships across the borough as well as growing the charity in many other areas. This funding will be used to pay for the dedicated worker that is required. This role is key to ensuring that the organisation can continue to bring together, communicate with and support children and their families within the Cheshire East and wider Cheshire community.
30/06/2018 £10,000 NSPCC The NSPCC fights to keep children safe through local services which prevent abuse from occurring in the first place but which also help them move forward to a more positive future when sadly it has happened. The NSPCC Schools Service’s “Speak out. Stay safe” (SOSS) programme will ensure that an entire generation of children throughout Cheshire has the knowledge, the confidence and the understanding to prevent abuse and to keep safe from harm. A partnership between the NSPCC, Cheshire schools and a team of local, trained volunteers, our goal is to visit every primary school in the region to present key safeguarding messages direct to the children themselves; we’ll also support their teachers and parents so that there is a broad supportive environment which will remain in place long after our volunteers have left school premises. With funding from the Cheshire Community Foundation, together we will accomplish a real step change in the fight to protect children in our community from neglect and sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
31/05/2018 £28,953 MedEquip4Kids MedEquip4Kids improves the health of children and young people in the UK by providing equipment and services not available from limited statutory resources. MedEquip4Kids will deliver an 8-week Mental Health Wellbeing Programme to 600 students ‘at risk’ of potential mental illnesses in partnership with schools across Cheshire West and Chester. The grant funding will be used to pay for the salary of a part-time Project Co-ordinator, volunteer costs, resources and activity costs, Management and administration costs and organisational costs related to the project including marketing and overheads. The project will significantly help vulnerable young people identify, respond to and cope with potential mental health issues through their adolescent lives - a crucial time in their lives - so that they become better equipped to manage their wellbeing, giving them better chances of succeeding through school and later life.
30/04/2018 £46,991 Cheshire Without Abuse (Formerly Crewe Women's Aid) The grant funding is needed to pay for a specialist worker with expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the development of dedicated ASD resources around domestic abuse and relationships, and the costs of group work. We want to expand the work we do with children and young people to better meet the needs of those with ASD by adapting our existing programmes and one to work to offer tailored support around recovery from experiencing familial domestic abuse, healthy relationships, communication, teen relationship abuse and behaviour change where the child/young person is acting out. This will include group work where appropriate and intensive individual support to 25 children and young people. Support will include a group session at least once per week for 12 months as well as specially tailored one to one sessions to support with specific needs. In addition, we will work alongside the children to develop resources that are better suited to their needs and that can be used to make our mainstream activities more accessible by children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
30/04/2018 £25,000 Home-Start Warrington Home-Start Warrington works with children and young families in Warrington to be healthy, stay safe, be happy, make a positive contribution to their community and achieve economic well-being. The project offer regular support to families in need with children under five. The grant will support the running costs of the charity including staffing and volunteer costs..
30/04/2018 £49,756 Just Drop-In Youth Info and Advice Ltd The G8way is a partnership of three local organisations and the project has three main elements, which aim to strengthen young people’s resilience, giving them the building blocks, coping strategies and confidence to manage present or future mental health and wellbeing challenges. Element 1: Staff and Volunteer Development - Ensuring staff and volunteers who currently work at Cre8, Just Drop-In and Wilmslow Youth have the training, knowledge and skills to assist with the wellbeing needs of the young people who currently access their services. Element 2: Digital Help – The project will work collaboratively with up to 12 young people to become Digital Champions, reviewing and testing existing digital help platforms, sharing and promoting findings with staff, volunteers and other young people. Element 3: Providing free 1-1 counselling, using a Brief Solution Therapy Model – a model which will provide tailored support for young people who need more help than a digital platform can provide.
30/04/2018 £49,973 Visyon 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 East who are facing mental health challenges; and St Joseph’s Family Centre delivers a range of services for families and individuals in Warrington who are struggling to cope with the many pressures in their lives. The project, Family Matters, will maximise on Visyon and St Joseph's knowledge, experience and strong links with other services in order to ensure that local families and their children are correctly supported, and enabled to help children to tackle mental health challenges and thrive. The grant funding will pay for two Family Advocacy Workers, based across the two organisations, who will work together and with local families tackling the range of often complex issues which tend to hinder families’ full engagement with support agencies, and thus their ability to support their children effectively. This project will assist families to overcome discrimination, indifference and bureaucratic barriers, and tackle problems for which they lack the necessary knowledge or confidence, in order to successfully access appropriate support services, thus reducing the impact of poor mental health on children and young people.
30/04/2018 £49,989 Pure Insight 1628 Pure Insight 1628 works alongside young people age 16 - 28 who have left or are about to leave statutory care in Cheshire East. Insight in Mind is designed to equip care leavers and those supporting them to learn helpful self care skills that promote emotional wellbeing and tackle some of the difficulties care leavers face in accessing existing services by developing fast track systems and seeking solutions that may be outside the current offer. The funding will pay for a specialist psychological Wellbeing Worker who will work alongside individuals to identify what will be helpful, provide some lower level interventions, teach self care skills to staff, volunteers and young people and identify alternative provision where necessary and the support to access this. The project will provide flexible, tailored mental health support for young care leavers (most of whom who have unresolved trauma), addressing immediate periods of crisis whilst also tackling low level mental health needs before they escalate.
28/02/2018 £20,120 Visyon 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 offer support and training to members of the community in order to encourage and support a community response to children and young people's mental health. The grant will pay for a programme of training for members of the local community in mental health awareness, which will teach them how they can provide community leadership to promote the public's understanding and response to children and young people's wellbeing and mental health; and will also identify a number of community members who can act as mentors to young people supported by Visyon. The project will produce a local response to wellbeing and mental health, involving the wider community in a way that increases ownership, understanding and support for enhanced wellbeing and improved mental health in children and young people.
28/02/2018 £10,000 Citizens Advice Cheshire North (CACN) The Citizens Advice Cheshire North project, Your Voice, fills the gap left by their withdrawal of non-statutory advocacy services for adults living with mental health problems. Your Voice acts as an independent, though skilled and informed conduit for people wishing to engage with agencies such as Dept of Work and Pensions, Employment Tribunals or JobcentrePlus. Your Voice acts as the voice of people who otherwise would not be able to adequately represent their views, this may be because their mental health problems make such engagements impossible or because they simply do not have the personal resources to be able to do this with any real chance of a positive outcome. The grant will contributed towards a Worker, Admin person and Supervisor costs, volunteer expenses, training and travel and premises costs.
28/02/2018 £10,000 Creating Adventures Creating Adventures aims to enrich the lives of adults with autism and learning disabilities through unique activities and experiences which are both stimulating and therapeutic to help them lead a improved quality of life. 50 Art sessions will be delivered over the course of 12 months for 15 adults with autism and learning disabilities aged 50+ who enjoy using a variety of art forms; providing a source of therapy and enabling participants to express themselves, reducing anxieties whilst feeling a sense of achievement from creating something which they can take home. The grant fund will be used to pay for venue hire, a qualified and experienced Art Facilitator, materials needed for the sessions and core costs. There are limited art activities of this nature for this cohort within this geographical locality. This unique activity will focus on older adults creating pieces of art relating to different cultures from around the world and enabling them to use any experiences they may have had during their life. This will not only allow the adults to create something special but it will also take them on a sensory journey.
31/10/2017 £12,500 Fallen Angels Dance Theatre North West 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.
31/10/2017 £11,994 Carers Trust 4 All (formerly Crossroads Care Cheshire, Manchester and Merseyside) 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.
30/09/2017 £23,322 CHAWREC (Cheshire, Halton, Warrington Race and Equality Centre) We would like to develop a series of activities that tackle community cohesion from several angles - 1) from a 'whole community' perspective through actions that bring communities together in localities where there have been new arrivals to promote integration and cultural awareness such as bring and share and 'meet your neighbour' events 2) from an empowerment perspective through the development of community champions being equipped with the tools to challenge extremist views and offer alternative viewpoints and 3) from an individual perspective through activities that reduce isolation for target communities such as coffee mornings.
31/08/2017 £25,000 Home-Start Warrington Home-Start Warrington works with children and young families in Warrington to be healthy, stay safe, be happy, make a positive contribution to their community and achieve economic well-being. The project offer regular support to families in need with children under five. The grant will support the running costs of the charity including staffing and volunteer costs..
31/07/2017 £19,702 Changing Lives in Cheshire 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.
31/07/2017 £12,860 Pure Insight 1628 Pure Insight delivers a range of projects providing practical and emotional support to young people who have left or are about to leave statutory care in Stockport and Cheshire East. This projects focuses on care leavers in Macclesfield addressing a range of serious issues including; homelessness, loneliness and isolation, poor mental/physical health and lack of opportunities, helping young care leavers develop support networks, improve their emotional wellbeing and mental health, by providing a base where young people feel they belong and have people to belong to. The grant will make a contribution towards the salary costs of a part time development youth worker and associated activity costs.
30/06/2017 £10,000 The Joshua Tree 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.
30/06/2017 £11,748 Chester Schools Christian Work Trust (CSCW) 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.
30/06/2017 £17,000 East Cheshire Hospice 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.
30/06/2017 £11,900 Young Enterprise Young Enterprise is the UK's leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. We work across England and Wales and we have 13 separate Business Units, one of which covers the North West region. Following on from last years successful project (funded by the Cheshire Community Foundation), we are seeking a grant to deliver 7 x half day Launch Pad workshops and 7 x Company Programme's to 7 deprived schools in the Cheshire/Warrington area. Spread over an academic year our Company Programme is an exciting enterprise journey giving young people the opportunity to develop a real business whilst learning key employability and life skills. Following feedback from teachers during last years project, we would like to deliver an additional one day workshop (Launch Pad) alongside Company Programme to the targeted schools, ensuring students benefit from the extra support. Launch Pad is a perfect introduction to business and acts as a stepping stone towards the Company Programme. We find that Launch Pad is particularly helpful to disadvantaged young people and those who could benefit from additional support to move from generating an idea to launching their product in the marketplace.
30/06/2017 £13,900 Hospice of the Good Shepherd 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.
30/06/2017 £22,516 St Roccos Hospice St. Rocco's Hospice offers individualised care and support to Warrington patients living with a diagnosis of a life-limiting condition, whilst also offering support to their family, friends and carers. The RocOn project is a fully piloted St Rocco's Hospice project, which brings young people in class sized groups from schools across Warrington into the hospice to work alongside patients and carers in art, craft and other therapeutic activities- breaking down barriers to the 'taboos' surrounding death and dying - and promoting a healthier understanding of end of life care amongst the young, whilst supporting hospice patients with the emotional impact of living with a terminal illness. Grant funding will pay for 12 months of this project in sessional based delivery, covering the cost of the Project Leader, the induction, training and DBS clearance of the volunteers who work with the Project Leader, the uniforms and badges of the volunteers, the art and craft materials and the promotion and marketing materials produced to promote the project, plus the cost of photocopying and paper used in producing the post-project evaluation forms and feedback.
28/02/2017 £10,000 St Margaret's Community Partnership St Margaret's Community Partnership operate a Community centre in Latchford offering a wide range of activities for local residents. The project will allow the organisation to continue to improve usage of the centre and bring in new revenue streams, which can then be reinvested to keep the building running and providing much needed services in the local area for the sustainable future. The one year Cheshire Community Foundation grant will enable the organisation to continue to employ the Centre Coordinator, who oversees the work of the centre.
28/02/2017 £14,791 Cre8 Macclesfield Ltd Cre8 is an independent Macclesfield charity, which empowers disadvantaged, hard-to-reach, vulnerable and at-risk young people and young adults in the local community to 'Make Change Happen' for themselves and their community through a range of established activities including youth clubs, music, alternative education, residentials, community festivals and two social enterprise businesses; Cre8 Works and Cre8 Facilities, which provide paid employment experience for individuals and income for the charity. The project Cre8 Jobs will reduce worklessness, increase self-esteem and confidence and raise employability skills by engaging NEET and vulnerable young people and young adults in doing unfunded practical tasks for community benefit, in this way Cre8 Jobs will provide work experience opportunities coupled with the guidance and support of a qualified and experienced community Youth Support Worker, channelling people towards paid employment. The grant is a contribution towards the employment costs of a Team Leader to work on the Cre8 Jobs project to supervise practical tasks in the community such as clearing and improving shared community paths and open spaces, and part-funding for the employment costs of a qualified, experienced Youth Support Worker.
28/02/2017 £10,000 LBC Lifeline Resource LBC Lifeline Resource works with the various communities, groups and individuals to address issues that hinder their full participation in the economic and social opportunities that improve their welfare and quality of life. The project will mobilise and work with a community of refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda who are settled in Trafford Council. Up to 100 refugees and asylum seekers, from a French speaking background, will be supported with English language lessons to enable them to receive training in employment and enterprise development skills, assimilate in the wider community and find employment. The project will offer - two English language sessions a month for 12 months, six employment skills workshops covering areas such as writing a CV, job search, job application, interview skills, communication skills and team-working skills, four business skills workshops covering areas such as identifying a business opportunity, initiating a business activity, planning a business activity and running a business activity, other support and advice and counselling on issues relating to lack of skills for employment and business. The grant will contribute towards staff costs, volunteer expenses, activity costs, publicity and evaluation.
28/02/2017 £17,000 Bridge Community Farms CIC Bridge Community Farms provides work opportunities and experience for vulnerable, hard to reach young people who have mental health and learning difficulties who are not in education or employment or struggling in the classroom. The project supports young people and provides valuable skills enabling them to farm the land, undertake work to donate food parcels to those living in poverty and help sell the farm's produce and other products. The grant is a contribution to the appointment of a new Client Coordinator on the farm to enable Bridge Community Farms to work with up to 12 well-being clients per day, four days per week.
31/10/2016 £12,350 JUMP JUMP Children's Charity provide a unique service to children with life limiting illnesses by arranging professional photographers to capture special moments that are presented in beautiful and personal Memory Books and Films. The charity identified a need to expand their work with Hospices/Hospitals in order to reach more children and their families. In order to achieve this they needed a sessional worker to develop the relationship with these organisations to work more closely in partnership and also to work more closely with families to plan their special memories. The grant pays for the salary of the sessional worker.
31/10/2016 £24,500 PAPYRUS PREVENTION OF YOUNG SUICIDE PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide in the UK, providing confidential support to young people and anyone worried about a young person - whilst engaging with communities, and training individuals and groups in suicide awareness. The Cheshire Self Care and Suicide Prevention project, is an innovative project that engages young people, parents and the wider Cheshire community . The project will promote and practice the art of of self care which will involve the recruitment and training of 60 Cheshire wide suicide prevention first aiders and the delivery of free awareness suicide prevention sessions to parents. The grant will pay for staffing and running costs for the project.
31/10/2016 £17,000 THE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN The NSPCC exists to listen, help and take immediate action to protect any child in danger of abuse.The NSPCC Schools Service and “Speak out. Stay safe” programme will ensure that an entire generation of children throughout Cheshire has the knowledge, the confidence and the understanding to prevent abuse and to keep safe from harm. A partnership between the NSPCC, Cheshire schools and a team of local, trained volunteers, will ensure that primary schools in the region are provided with key safety messages direct to the children themselves. The project will accomplish a real step change in the fight to protect children in our community from neglect and sexual, physical and emotional abuse. The grant makes a contribution towards staffing, running and volunteer costs to deliver the project.
31/10/2016 £12,000 MAKING SPACE Making Space provide mental health support services in the heart of local communities, in the comfort of people’s own homes, and specialist care and support services.Using their experience of training and using volunteers the project will support young adults through a computerised cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT) programme. Currently young people in the Warrington area who struggle with low mood or anxiety, lack to knowlede of available support services and can also be resistant to seeking treatment . The project will reach out to this cohort, who may, for the first time, be experiencing life challenges. Through the cCBT programme they will gain coping skills which they can apply both now as well as for years to come. The grant will fund staffing, running and volunteer costs.
30/06/2016 £11,081 HAMPERS OF HOPE Hampers of Hope run a food bank, responding within 24 hours to referrals made by over 40 agencies - with 'Befrienders' delivering 3-5 day food hampers to people in crisis. The project supports families living on the Colshaw, Spath Lane and Lacey Green estates in the SK9 area of Knutsford, through the provision of weekly drop in sessions. The grant will contribute towards the Hope Centre Coordinator and Assistant salaries, volunteer expenses, a small publicity budget, activity costs and refreshments.
30/06/2016 £10,000 FALLEN ANGELS DANCE THEATRE NORTH WEST Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (FADT) is a non-discriminatory dance theatre company that works with people to support them in recovery from addiction in all its harmful forms, through promoting creativity and self-expression,The project will support 12-15 disadvantaged adults recovering from addiction to participate in a creative contemporary dance workshops and performance. The grant will pay for staffing, performers, venue hire and materials.
30/06/2016 £10,000 VISYON LIMITED Visyon is a Congleton-based charity that supports the emotional health of children, young people and their families, improving their mental health and enabling them to develop the skills and toolkits to sustain and manage positive mental health for the future. The project provides training in solution-focused techniques and group facilitation to parents, whose children receive direct mental health and wellbeing support from Visyon, to help parents to feel more supported and develop improved coping strategies and have an ongoing support system for themselves and ultimately have improved ability to support their children. The grant will pay for a staffing to oversee the groups, recruitment, volunteer expenses, rent and insurance and a laptop and phone.
31/12/2015 £13,800 CRE8 MACCLESFIELD LIMITED Cre8 are an independent charity based on the Moss Rose Estate in Macclesfield. They provide projects and activities for young people and their families. Their work is aimed towards empowering young people and adults in the local area to make change happen for themselves and also for their local neighbourhood. Funding enabled the continuation of to develop to the existing project for the salary of Support Workers.
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