We’ve made some more donations from our Community Award Fund:
The Community Award fund is intended to assist small organisations and good causes from Chester and surrounding areas.
Songbird aims to support local people with low level mental health conditions by working together in a group to create music. Working in a team gives a sense of belonging and re-socialises those who have become isolated.
They are seeking funding to provide music equipment such as a keyboard and standAward – £150.00
Tomorrow’s Women support vulnerable and marginalised women to improve mental and physical health outcomes. Clients include survivors of domestic abuse or on the cusp of the criminal justice system i.e. on probation or subject to a caution. A new centre was set up in Chester last February and have already helped over 1000 women.
They requested £250 to buy plants, garden art, equipment and paint. It is expected that at least 250 women will access the project as a result of this.
Award – £250.00
End of Life Partnership would like to give the dementia cafes and support groups in Chester the opportunity to use the principles of ‘Namaste Care’ with people accessing their activities.
There are at least six dementia groups in Chester. Each group will be provided with training on this holistic approach along with a Namaste Care Box filled with resources that can be used by group volunteers and carers.
The boxes cost £75 each so they are hoping for an award £450 to supply a box to each group.
Award – £450.00
Cheshire Horse Sanctuary at Picton Gorse work with volunteers; some attendees have disabilities, they also provide placements from colleges and schools.
Currently their facilities rely on a portable toilet. They are seeking funding to provide permanent a toilet and hand washing facilities.
Award – £150.00
More details of the scheme, and the application form, can be found at