Health and Disability Awards (June 2015)

Health and Disability Awards (June 2015)

The following grants were awarded by the Wolfson Foundation in June 2015. 

For news of other grants awarded in June, please go to the relevant joint programme announcements, or to the funding pages of our other main grant areas, Science & MedicineArts & Humanities and Secondary Education. Grants are awarded in each area in June and December every year.

A full list of all grants awarded in 2015 is available on our Grant Data page.

Disability and special needs

L'Arche London, SE27 (£94,000)
Redevelopment of day centre and supported living accommodation for adults with learning difficulties

Motor Neurone Disease Association, Northampton (£73,000)
Communication aids for people with Motor Neurone Disease across England, Wales and Northern Ireland      

Three Ways School, Bath  (£60,000)
Work Skills Centre at special school

City College Norwich (£54,000)
Sensory equipment and therapy spa in centre for pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities

Bedford Samaritans (£50,000)
Refurbishment of new centre

Erskine, Renfrewshire (£50,000)
Improved lighting at care home for elderly veterans

Thomley, Buckinghamshire (£50,000)
Café and social area at day centre for people with disabilities and their families

Haylie House, Ayrshire (£49,000)
Garden and conservatory in care home for the elderly

Wightwick Hall School, West Midlands (£36,000)
Conversion of swimming pool into a multi-purpose facility at special school

Bendrigg Trust, Cumbria (£35,000)
Residential building at activity centre for people with severe and profound disabilities

Legacy Rainbow House, Lancashire (£35,000)
Classroom within new Hub for people with physical disabilities caused by neurological conditions

Birtenshaw, Bolton (£31,000)
Refurbishment of classrooms, workshop and café in further education college for young people with disabilities

East Lancashire Deaf Society (£30,000)
Refurbishment of classrooms and new joinery workshop

Ellen Tinkham School, Exeter (£30,000)
Refurbishment of hydrotherapy pool changing rooms in special school

Ladywood School, Bolton (£30,000)
Sensory learning environments at special school

Palatine Primary School, West Sussex (£28,000)
Refurbishment of toilets and hygiene rooms at special school

Headway Hurstwood Park, East Sussex (£25,000)
Counselling suite at centre for patients with Acquired Brain Injury

Kisharon, N16 (£25,000)
Refurbishment of Kisharon Further Education College for young Jewish adults with learning disabilities

Motability, Essex (£25,000)
Vehicle adaptations for young adults with physical disabilities across the UK

Charles Sheils Charity, County Down (£22,000)
Two bedrooms in refurbished almshouses for elderly people in County Down

Baillieston Community Care, Glasgow (£20,500)
Minibus for elderly people with dementia

Salter's Hill Charity, Herefordshire (£20,000)
Refurbishment of bathrooms in supported accommodation for adults with learning disabilities

Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship, Lincolnshire (£19,000)
Sensory garden at Sandon School for children with learning disabilities

Margaret Blackwood Housing Association, Edinburgh (£15,000)
IT equipment to support care services for people with physical and mental disabilities

Teesside Ability Support Centre, Middlesbrough (£15,000)
Minibus for adults with disabilities

Spadework, Kent (£15,000)
Equipment for farm shop providing work experience for people with learning disabilities

Cobhair Bharraigh, Isle of Barra (£11,000)
Kitchen and dining room in day centre for elderly people

Shine, Cambridgeshire (£9,800)
Health and Wellbeing Centre for people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus


Palliative care and hospices  

Alexander Devine Children's Hospice, Berkshire (£150,000)
New children's hospice

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow (£100,000)
Relocation of hospice to Bellahouston Park

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridge (£71,000)
Inpatient bedroom in rebuilt hospice

Dove House Hospice, Hull (£50,000)
Refurbishment work