Trinity Mirror Merseyside
Your Champions Awards/ Your Heroes
Trinity Mirror has established and developed an unrivalled and hugely successful community awards programme which recognises individuals and groups within the local communities of Cheshire, Wirral and North East Wales and similar community awards in Sefton & West Lancashire and North Wales who really make a difference in those communities.
Funding will support the organisation of the award ceremonies in Chester, Llandudno and Southport where the winners, whose selfless acts make such a difference to the lives of others, are presented with their awards in the following categories: Young Person, Team, Volunteer, Sport and Champion Person.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK’s leading sight loss charity, with a mission of making every day better for everyone affected by sight loss.
Funding will support RNIB’s Pre Employment Programme which is designed to help blind and partially sighted people who are currently out of work. The programme equips blind and partially sighted people with the skills and knowledge to complete an application process, and to make it less daunting.
Funding from the ScottishPower Foundation for the second year running will be used to employ staff to prepare and deliver the Pre-Employment Programme to an additional 200 blind and partially sighted people of working age across the UK, increasing their confidence and enhancing their chance of gaining successful and long term employment, overcoming the barriers they face, and becoming part of the wider community.
Alzheimer Scotland – Action on Dementia
Dementia Friends Scotland 2016
Alzheimer Scotland believes nobody should face dementia alone, and provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and carers.
Funding will allow Dementia Friends Scotland 2016 to recruit an army of 10,000 people who will be mobilised to help fight discrimination, isolation and stigmatisation and to create dementia friendly services and communities, so that the 90,000 affected people in Scotland will be better able to cope with dementia.