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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
Bollington Community Association provides a range of community facilities and activities at The Bridgend Centre. The Talk and Games’ project is a social group for older people that involves informal chatting, games, armchair exercises and interesting talks and presentations by guest speakers. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant funded a worker for 2.5 hours a week to run the group, management costs, minibus hire for four trips and leaflet costs.
Bridge Community Farms owns a 10 acre commercial horticulture farm where they create job for the long-term unemployed, provide a theoretic environment for those with mental health or learning difficulties, and provide an outdoor study facilities for children who are struggling at school.
26/04/17, Work experience for teenagers – Bridge Community Farms provides work experience opportunities for vulnerable, hard to reach young people who have mental health and learning difficREAD MORE
British Red Cross Independent Living Service provide support for older people and their carers. The Cheshire Community Foundation grant paid for staffing and transport costs to enable the Knutsford Carers Hub to hold two sessions per week, supporting carers with information advice and respite care.
Bromley Farm Community Development Trust was established in 2003 to work on behalf of and represent all the residents of the Bromley Farm neighbourhood in Congleton. The Trust operates Bromley Farm Community Centre and Recreational Park. The ‘Never Too Old To Have Fun Project’ provides a wide range of twice weekly activities for isolated older people who are living on the Bromley Farm Estate, including transport to help them access the facilities. Cheshire Community Foundation grant funding proREAD MORE
Brookfield Lane Allotment Association are a self-administering allotment association that runs a site of 64 plots in the east of Macclesfield. They run annual shows that benefit the wider community, as well as producing food boxes for the local sheltered housing complex. A Cheshire Community Foundation grant supported the purchasing of new equipment.
Burtonwood Sewing Group is a small but fast-growing organisation whose reach goes far beyond sewing and textile crafting to inspire and share sewing/textile crafting techniques, whilst at the same time providing recreational activity which brings together local people, helping to prevent isolation, developing friendships and encouraging social inclusion in a rural community. A Cheshire Community Foundation grant paid for the purchase of a sewing machine, cutting tables and IT equipment for theREAD MORE
Capesthorne Road Club provide a social club for isolated older people. The group identified a need for a creative arts project for their members to enjoy together. A Cheshire Community Foundation grant paid for room hire, materials and promotional flyers to attract more members.
Carers Trust 4 All (CT4all) is a charity with a mission to ensure unpaid carers of all ages, and the people they care for, can access the emotional and practical support and services they need to maintain their own health and well being and continue in their caring role without reaching crisis or breakdown. Operational for over 25 years, they are a Network Partner of Carers Trust. CT4all champion carers’ issues at all levels, ensuring they are visible, listened to and supported throughout theirREAD MORE
Central Cheshire Buddy Scheme (CCBS) supports children and young people with disabilities, carers and siblings. Their aim is to have a positive impact on peoples lives by creating new opportunities, developing new skills, supporting children and young people to have fun in a safe supported environment. They do this through activity clubs where their groups have fun, meet friends and are physically active. CCBS have a 17 seat mini bus and use this to deliver the activity sessions including daysREAD MORE