Grant awards news – November 2009 - Barnwood Trust

Grant awards news – November 2009

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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