Adventure for All
Bendrigg Trust is a residential outdoor education centre working specifically with disabled and disadvantaged people. It aims to promote inclusion, encourage independence, build self-confidence and improve physical and mental health and well-being through the provision of adventurous activities and residential experience. 'Adventure for All' seeks to support those most in need with an additional bursary. This ensures that no one is excluded due to financial or social difficulties. Without this project many individuals would simply not be able to afford to take part.
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Fighting Fuel Poverty
The Limehouse Project, based in Tower Hamlet London, aims to alleviate the difficulties, and help realise the aspirations, of the most disadvantaged members of the local community. The Fighting Fuel Poverty (FFP) programme will 1) deliver a free, holistic and tailored energy and fuel debt advice service to a minimum of 340 financially isolated residents aged 18+ living in low-income households across the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, 2) launch a three-step programme to enable individuals and families with young children to develop long-term energy and monetary savings within the home. A special emphasis will be made to identify and aid single-parent families and elderly individuals struggling with low income households, and 3) Train a minimum of 20 local Community Champions about fuel poverty.
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Music in Hospitals & Care
Live Music Off the Grid!
Music in Hospitals & Care delivers high quality concerts - performed by professional musicians – to thousands of people in healthcare settings across the whole of the UK. They work in hospitals, hospices, care homes, day centres and special schools, and their music touches the mind, body and soul of their audiences. Live Music Off the Grid! aims to develop and extend the charity’s reach to areas across the UK where they have identified gaps in service provision.
Although Music in Hospitals & Care operates the widest geographical coverage, and reaches the broadest range of healthcare settings of third sector live music providers in the UK, funding will enable them to reach more remote areas of the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Dumfries & Galloway, Kintyre, Cumbria, Northern Ireland, Wales, Devon, and Cornwall and bring high quality live music those who otherwise might not be able to benefit.
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Mental Health Champions
YMCA Manchester provides tailored services to communities in Greater Manchester. It is proud to advocate the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalised young people in society and over 3,000 people regularly benefit from accessing the wide range of facilities, classes and programmes on offer. Its Mental Health Champions project aims to increase the awareness of mental health issues among young people (11-21) and provide counselling when young people first need help, in order to prevent mental health problems escalating. It also supports parents, teachers and youth workers to better understand the mental health needs of young people, allowing them to provide better support.
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The Outward Bound Trust
New Adventures; New Beginnings!
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that exists to unlock the potential in young people through learning and adventure in the wild. Funding will enable the Trust to continue its work with Young Carers through a new project 'New Adventures, New Beginnings' where they will take part in an Outward Bound Activity Day in their local area, followed by a five day residential trip together at the Loch Eil centre. All of the participants will attend a celebration event to share their experience with friends and family, and six of the young people will be selected to go on to participate on a summer programme.
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The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
Brick by Brick Appeal
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has been delivering free specialist palliative care in Glasgow for people, aged eighteen years and over with terminal illnesses, and providing support for their families and carers for over thirty years. With an increase in need for their services, they have been building a brand new purpose-built facility in Glasgow. The new hospice has been designed with the patient at the centre of all plans, and the building will offer a warm and welcoming non-clinical environment. The ScottishPower Foundation has already funded three complimentary therapy rooms, and funding this year will complete the final room in the Pamper Suite; the hairdressing salon. Altered body image, due to treatment and medication can often have a significant detrimental emotional effect on patients so this service makes an invaluable contribution to their wellbeing.
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