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Regional Small Grants

The Children’s Foundation Regional Small Grants programme supports community projects that benefit children and young people in the North East area, in line with our aims and objectives. Grants awarded are up to a maximum of £1,000.

Since the Regional Small Grants panel was established, over £297,000 has been awarded to 357 community projects that have directly benefitted over 54,000 children and young people across the whole region from Berwick to Teesside. Grants are allocated in line with The Children’s Foundation values; to alleviate the negative impact of distress, disadvantage and disability.

Our recent award winners:

A Living Tradition  –who were awarded £580 to deliver the Summer Roma project including hiring a coach for a day trip to South Shields

Cheesy Waffles Project – Healthy Grub Club – who were awarded £1000. The Project will encourage healthy eating through a series of workshops providing information to children and young people with a learning disability, knowledge on where food comes from, how to produce food and how to make easy well balanced recipes from scratch.

“Receiving this grant will make a huge difference to our project and give our children and young people the opportunity to learn about healthy eating and where food comes from.  They will explore how the food they eat can ensure a happy and healthy life.  Thank you to The Children’s Foundation for giving our members this opportunity”

Dawdon Youth & Community Centre – were awarded £970 to deliver activity days including  Beach Activity/Scavenger Hunt with Den Building, Beach Games and and Sandcastle Competitions as well as a Healthy Breakfast and Lunch.

“Your generous donation will enable us to enrich the lives of local children, address holiday hunger and help make amazing memories for all those involved”

Eat Well Project – who were awarded £457.92 towards the cost of delivery of healthy eating sessions aimed at children and young people and to inspire good cooking skills and nutrition education in the wider community

“Being awarded the Regional small grant has enabled the Eat Well Project to expand its remit and provide a focus on children and young people by creating engaging, educational workshops to support and train participants in cookery skills and nutritional education, helping them reach their potential and make informed decisions about the food the eat.”

Matrix Neurological -Matrix Kids Club – who were awarded £1000 to support a sessional worker for a new ‘Kids club’ for children & young people affected by acquired brain injury.  This gives them an opportunity to get out, have fun safely, meet other families, share experiences and gain peer support. ‘Kids Club’ will be on a Saturday 8 times a year.

“Our children asked for their own kids club last autumn, so this is a huge milestone for us all. Our children now have their own social group thats meets their indiviual needs and where they can meet and make friends with other brain injured children in a safe and supportive environment.” 

Thank you once again for supporting this ground-breaking and very worthwhile project.

Scotswood Natural Community Garden -Art and Music Garden-  towards the costs of a community artist to deliver arts projects with the group . The project brings together the expertise of the artists and the expertise of SNCG staff in nature exploration making this a unique project which means a lot to local families.

“We’re thrilled to receive this small grant which will go a long way to support children with disabilities and their friends who come to our Saturday Art and Music Garden group. Thank you so much”

Some pictures of our previous grants in action!

       

This round of Regional Small Grants has now closed please keep checking our website for updates as to when the next round opens. Alternatively you can sign up to our newsletter which will have the most up to date information. Please do not send in any applications until the round is open as these will not be accepted.

For an application pack or more information email: samantha.curtis@nuth.nhs.uk please copy in Christine.jesson@nuth.nhs.uk on all correspondence regarding  Regional Small Grants

 

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