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3rd Space operate from St Peter’s Christian Centre – an ‘Urban Sanctuary’ in the heart of Chester City Centre. Their cafe serves light refreshments at inexpensive prices. 3rd Space deliver good mental health well-being workshops, and the grant awarded by Cheshire Community Foundation, covered the costs of a Therapeutic Art Workshop Facilitator.
4th Over St Johns Guides is a newly established Guide group in Winsford. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant provided camping equipment, enabling the group to arrange and participate in summer camps.
Ash-worth Time Bank addresses rural isolation by sharing skills, experiences and resources in the community. The informal network of people share their time and skills to exchange services in the interests of social welfare. The Ash-worth Time Bank arranges social and activity groups, including, art, languages and craft activities for over 350 members in 14 villages. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant has contributed towards staffing costs and office rental.
Autism Inclusive support people on the autistic spectrum that live within the Crewe area. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant funded the rental cost of an additional meeting room (in current premises) for 12 months, plus essential furniture for this and the existing room and consultation area, which meant that the project was able to cater for the growing numbers of beneficiaries.
Barnton Community Group provide a range of activities for the small community of Barnton, Northwich. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant enabled the group to purchase two basketball stands for their community enhancing project, making a community village green area into a focal point of the village to bring members of the community together.
Blueberry Learning is a not-for-profit CIC based in Cheshire, providing a range of non-qualification or ‘leisure’ courses to enable adults to continue to learn for social and personal development now that many further education colleges no longer offer ‘leisure’ courses. They identified a need make an important contribution towards promoting lifelong learning, social inclusion and general health and well-being through providing drama courses for adults with learning disabilities in ElleREAD MORE
Changing Lives in Cheshire (CLIC) deliver an ‘Upcycling Lives and Furniture Project’ that provides weekly sessions for women, upcycling furniture in its wood workshop, to help them increase self-esteem and confidence, provide a possible pathway to work or return to work and help them maintain their physical and mental well-being. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant made a contribution towards staffing and running costs.
Chapter (West Cheshire) Limited provides a range of support services for people with mental health conditions across Cheshire. The project is a pilot project in Neston which will reduce the isolation of people experiencing mental health issues by encouraging them to meet with other people in the same position. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant contributed towards guest speakers, support staffing, volunteer expenses, room hire and running costs.
Cheshire Community Development Trust provide a range of services, from job training to community transport, to people living in mid Cheshire . The group wanted to expand existing evening social activities for isolated older people living alone, providing transport to and from activities and to include new clubs in Wincham & Comberbach, Weaverham and Davenham. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant made a contribution towards transport and running costs for the groups.
Cheshire Dance Workshop Limited aims to fully awaken the art form of dance as inspiration to create, learn and experience. Cheshire Community Foundation grant funding enabled the delivery of six full-day dance sessions over a 6 month period to a group of 20 young carers, to introduce them to a variety of dance styles and support them in obtaining recognised qualifications.