In 2017 the Trust awarded grants to the following organisations:
Ambitious About Autism £3,150
Funding for an interactive smartboard to be used at TreeHouse School.
Ashford Family Nursery £4,650
To provide additional sessions at Ashford Nursery for very young children with significant
Back Up Trust £5,000
To provide support for young people with spinal cord injuries to enable them to take
their place in the educational system and develop independence skills.
Bereavement Centre £4,000
Grant for Seasons for Growth UK to provide 1:1 or small group counselling following
bereavement for young people living in Harrow.
Chickenshed Theatre £5,000
Grant to support Chickenshed Theatre for 2017 as it extends its workshop sessions
Clwyd Special Riding Centre £4,500
Grant to purchase 3 purpose designed saddles to enable children with
special needs to ride ponies to build their self confidence and strengthen
motor and communication skills.
Funding for Create’s delivery of the Artsadventure project for children in
hospitals in the Oxfordshire and Berkshire region.
Cruse Bereavement Centre £5,000
To enable 15 special bereavement volunteers to be trained in counselling
bereaved children in E. Sussex.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust £5,000
Grant for the provision of materials to be used in schools and to support children
with Cystic Fibrosis in their adolescence, helping them to come to terms with on-going
Disability Challengers £5,000
To support the bursary provision for the holiday playscheme run for
children with disabilities in Alton.
ERIC (The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity) £5,000
To fund the charity’s information and help-line service for teenagers on
a delicate aspect of life.
Footsteps Foundation £4,500
Grant towards the maintenance of the charity’s hours of physiotherapy
which benefits a number of children from around the country.
Guild Care £5,000
Funding for the Ashdown Centre which provides respite for children
with disabilities and their siblings.
Haringey Shed £4,200
Funding for support workers to enable young people with disabilities in
the Haringey area to access activities there, largely drama based and
organised by Haringey Shed.
Haven House Children’s Hospice £5,000
Funding provided to increase Physiotherapist contact time by 10% as
part of the Hospice@Home.Butterfly programme.
Heads On £2,500
To support the work of a project artist to develop drawing skills in
children with a mental illness, through the Year of Drawing Project.
Support towards additional hours for an O.T. in 2017 to treat severe
complex communication difficulties with some children at Down House
Mad Hatter’s Children’s Charity £4,650
To enable 9 sessions for 8 different special schools in the Midlands
area to experience the To Boldly Go project at the Ackers Adventure
Megan Baker House £5,000
Support towards work in offering conductive education to improve
the outcomes and life-chances of children with a range of
motor-disabilities including cerebral palsy, dyspraxia and acquired
injury in Ledbury.
Lake District Calvert Trust £5,000
To provide bursaries for young disabled children to attend activity
London Philharmonic Orchestra £3,000
Support towards the ‘Sound Journeys’ project which enables children
with significant Hearing Impairments and some on the Autistic Spectrum
to participate in music activities which provide them with an additional
means of communication. The members of the orchestra give of their
time and also provide Continuing Professional Development to others.
Movement Centre £4,000
To provide Targeted Training for children with cerebral palsy, Targeted
Training mimics the natural development of control, using a specially
designed standing frame which is made in the hospital workshop. Each
frame is tailored and adjusted to the child’s specific requirements. The
frame goes home with the child so they can repeat their exercises daily,
taught by the physiotherapists, which the parents commit to.
OKMT (Otakar Kraus Music Trust) £5,000
Funding for music therapy for 7 children aged 5-14 years with brain
damage, living in Twickenham and Richmond enabling them to access
the OKMT music school for 1 year.
Pace Centre £3,500
Towards the effective construction of bespoke PODD (Pragmatic
Organisation Dynamic Display) communication books for use with some
of their non-verbal children. Each PODD book is created by the learning
support staff and is tailored to the needs of an individual child and is
designed to increase the child’s vocabulary and help them to build up
their communication skills.
Partnership for Children £3,000
To provide Teaching Packs for 4 special Needs Schools giving skills for
life. The work has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation for
its content covering Mental Well-Being and coping with difficulties.
Rainbow Trust £5,000
Funding for employment of a Family Support Worker in the Cumbria and
N. Lancashire team.
Richard House Children’s Charity £4,000
Funding for a palliative care nurse for at least another month to provide
specialist care for children with life-limiting illnesses from some of the
most deprived boroughs in the UK.
Rosie’s Rainbow Fund £2,000
Provision of music therapy for very sick children in hospitals in Berks,
Bucks and Oxon. A grant to pay for 40 hours of sessional fees for the
RSBC (Royal Society for Blind Children) £5,000
To work with 8-11 year olds at a purposeful club promoting health
equality and independence among RSBC’s blind and visually impaired
members and enabling them to gain an AQA accreditation in so doing.
Seashell Trust £4,000
To enable children with severe communication issues at their Specialist
school and college in Manchester receiving an education to have I-pads
to support their learning. Their request is to purchase 20 such
communication and learning devices.
Sebastian’s Action Trust £4,400
Funding for an art therapy for Life Limited children to take place as part
of a children and family holiday-home package and outreach.
Funding for Shine Brighter a new special education support project for
children and younger people with spina bifida and hyrdocephalus to
have an inclusive educational experience and to achieve qualifications
leading to greater independence.
Solihull Special Needs Association £4,000
Funding for the employment of an experienced Early Years Play Worker
Support towards Soundabout bringing Sounds Wild programme to
children in Special Schools.
Swings & Smiles £3,000
To provide indoor and outdoor play facilities for children with special
needs and their siblings.
Tall Ships Youth Trust £2,500
To enable 10 young disabled persons to receive bursary funding to join
life-changing sailing experience.
Theatre Troupe £5,000
To support Theatre Troupe’s work with Young People marginalised from
schools as a result of mental health issues by providing drama
opportunities and arts workshops.
Tiny Tim’s Children Centre £5,000
A grant to be used towards the provision of therapy for children with
disabilities and special needs who are aged 0-8 years old.
The Hamlet Centre £5,000
A grant towards the costs of a Parenting and Care Practioneer working
with local children with disabilities and their families.
Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood £2,850
Funding to support the education programme at the Museum of
Childhood by the introduction of Quiet Days for those children for whom
such an environment makes all the difference between a learning
experience and a fear of noise and crowding.
Winston’s Wish £2,750
To enable the provision of a weekend for children bereaved by illness or
accidents in the SW/West Midlands.