Barnwood Trust has awarded a grant to the Thomas Morley Trust to provide new sails for the sailing dinghies at Whitefriars Sailing for the Disabled, Cirencester.
Whitefriars keep at least four special dinghies for use by people with disabilities – one of which was purchased with the help of a grant from us in 2005.
At the same meeting in August 2009, grants were awarded to:
Gloucestershire County Association for the Blind grant over three years to support their new Care Homes Liaison Project. This project will work with 120 registered care homes in the county, providing advice, training and support to staff on sight-related issues with the aim of encouraging independence and improving the quality of life of their blind and partially-sighted residents. They intend to employ a Care Homes Liaison Officer to provide low-vision awareness to staff, produce guidelines to help staff recognise signs of visual impairment, ensure that all communications are accessible to the blind and partially-sighted and provide a point of contact and literature for staff seeking information and advice.
Great Oaks Dean Forest Hospice grant over three years towards the nursing and medical costs of severely disabled patients who use the hospice day care service. These patients are wheelchair users who need special equipment and care, in addition to that normally provided to patients at the hospice. Great Oaks has been providing supportive care to people in Gloucestershire with life-limiting illnesses and their families since 2002.
Newent Association for the Disabled grant to provide a bathing attendant for one year
Fair Shares Gloucestershire grant over two years to support a volunteering scheme for families with disabled children
GL11 Community Project grant for a pilot project working with dementia patients to produce an anthology of poetry
At our November 2009 Grants Committee meeting financial support was awarded to:
Crossroads Care, Forest of Dean grant to continue the Friday Friendship Club
Lydcare grant over three years to continue an Advocacy and Benefits Advice service
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust grant towards setting up an Enriched Opportunities Programme for older people with dementia and mental health challenges at St Oswald’s Village
People and Places in Gloucestershire grant to set up and evaluate a pilot Kitchen Challenge project for people with mental health challenges
Artiephartie grant to continue a successful pilot of a new theatre group for adults with learning disabilities
The Magic Bean Company grant revenue funding for two terms for students with a learning disability
Armonico Consort grant to set up music and drama workshops for pupils of Milestone School
Fair Shares Gloucestershire grant to fund the evaluation of their project to support families and disabled children through the time banking scheme
Home Farm Trust Ltd grant towards two specialist bathrooms at Frocester Manor
Prison Health Care Centre (Gloucestershire Care Services) grant to furnish and equip a new group therapy and association room for people with severe mental health challenges
Posted: November 2009
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