The fund that is administered by Cheshire Community Foundation (CCF) has topped the £50,000 mark for grants awarded since the fund was established. Some recent success stories include a £7,000 donation to Home-Start Wirral for a project aimed at extending the family support work from Wirral into Neston, to support Neston families through difficult times, leading to improved outcomes for both children and parents.
The grant enabled an experienced part-time family support coordinator to work an extra day a week in the Neston area to recruit and train a team of volunteers to support a minimum of 10 families over the 12 month period.
A further £4,000 was awarded to CHAPTER (West Cheshire) Limited last year for their well-being workshops, targeting isolated people in Neston with severe mental health diagnoses.
The grant funded activity costs, room hire, refreshments, transport and small capital expenditure items for the activities.