Our support to charities

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*This map will be updated 3 times a year with our most recently supported projects. Please click here for overview of our current grant programmes and priorities for investment.

Category: Mental Health & Well-being

3rd Space

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.

Action for Children – Styal Mother and Baby Unit

Action for Children exists to help the most vulnerable children and young people break through injustice, deprivation and inequality, so they can achieve their full potential. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant enabled the redevelopment of the outdoor play area at Styal Women’s prison to encourage mother and child bonding and support siblings visiting days.

Age UK Cheshire East

Age UK Cheshire East, founded in 1988, is a local charity supporting people over 50 years of age, their families and carers through the provision of high quality practical and emotional support. Age UK support over 11,000 older people per annum with the help of over 150 active volunteers.

Age UK’s mission is to improve the later life for vulnerable, isolated older people in the community, offering advice, information, advocacy, friendship, practical support and activities to support health a


Audlem & District Community Action

Audlem and District Community Action provide a range of community services in their local area. The community action project engages older people to provide more interest, stimulation, education and involvement in community events such as local concerts, meals out and trips to open gardens and shops. A grant from Cheshire Community Foundation provided computer equipment for IT literacy classes and contributed towards trips and transport.

Autism Inclusive

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.

Changing Lanes Community Interest Company

Changing Lanes CIC provide on going support for those in the East Cheshire community who have a history or a current problem with substances and also to support the affected individuals’ family members.

30/11/2017, Changing Choices – This project aims to improve the East Cheshire community by working with people with substance abuse issues and supporting them to become the individuals they want to be which will in turn have positive wider benefits to their families and the


CHAPTER (West Cheshire) Ltd

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 & Shropshire Immediate Care Group

Cheshire & Shropshire Immediate Care Group identified a need for their two doctors covering the Congleton area to be supplied with a vital piece of equipment to enable them to administer stronger pain killers or emergency anesthetic. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant covered the equipment costs.

Cheshire Autism Practical Support Limited

Cheshire Autism Practical Support Limited (ChAPS) promotes and protects the physical and mental health of people who have Aspergers Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Conditions, whether diagnosed or not, and their families and carers in Cheshire.  A Cheshire Community Foundation grant contributed to the costs of running weekly activity clubs for children and young people with Autism and Aspergers.

Cheshire Search and Rescue Team

Cheshire Search and Rescue Team were in need of a new pick up 4×4 search and rescue vehicle, to enable them to respond quicker and more efficiently to incidents in support of the emergency service. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant contributed towards the vehicle cost.