Health and Disability Awards (December 2013)

Health and Disability Awards (December 2013)

The following grants were awarded by the Wolfson Foundation in December 2013.

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

Disability and special needs

The Black Stork Charity (Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre) (£500,000)
Fitting out neurological centre in new centre for military clinical rehabilitation

Belfast Central Mission (£100,000)
Two bedrooms within new dementia care home

Action for Children, Edinburgh (£50,000)
Kitchen in redeveloped disability service centre

Age UK Wirral (£50,000)
En-suite bedrooms in respite facilities at centre

Enable Scotland, Glasgow (£50,000)
Café for catering training for people with learning difficulties

Greenacre School, South Yorkshire (£50,000)
Large room in renovated special school facility

Kingfisher Community School, Oldham (£50,000)
Playground equipment for outdoor learning areas at special school

Kent Multiple Sclerosis Centre (£40,000)
Changing rooms in new centre

Perseid School, Surrey (£40,000)
Infrastructure and resurfacing for outside play areas at special school

Shrewsbury Drapers Holy Cross (£40,000)
New almshouses

National Deaf Children's Society (£32,500)
Vehicle for listening bus service

Burgess Autistic Trust, Bromley (£30,000)
Library at community autism hub

Clifton Hill School, Surrey (£30,000)
Multi-sensory room at special school

Dogs for the Disabled, Oxon (£30,000)
Training hall at dog training facility

Drumchapel Disabled Action 2, Glasgow (£30,000)
Spa bath for Antonine Court care and resource facility

Farney Close School, West Sussex (£30,000)
Catering area in vocational skills centre at special school

Grace Eyre Foundation, East Sussex (£30,000)
Kitchen in refurbished Learning and Leisure Centre for adults with learning disabilities

Medical Detection Dogs, Milton Keynes (£30,000)
Medical alert dog training unit

Mind the Gap, Bradford (£30,000)
Retractable seating bank at theatre company with learning disabled artists

Multiple Sclerosis Trust (£30,000)
Infrastructure for Information and Advice Service

Action for Deafness, West Sussex (£29,000)
Equipment for outreach services

Ash Lea Special School, Nottingham (£25,000)
Towards new sensory room at special school
Heel & Toe, Durham (£25,000)
Refurbishment of centre for young people with cerebral palsy or other neurological conditions

Meningitis Trust (£25,000)


Belmont School, Cheltenham (£20,000)
Eco-classroom at special school

Fleming Fulton School, Belfast (£20,000)
Library redevelopment at special school

Sherwood Park School, Surrey (£20,000)
Facilities for special school

Bolton Lads & Girls Club (£10,000)
Wheelchair accessible minibus

Bradfields School, Chatham (£7000)
Wheelchair accessible science laboratory at special school

Hospices and Palliative Care

Bolton Hospice (£75,000)
En-suite bedroom in refurbished and expanded hospice

St Oswald's Hospice, Newcastle (£55,000)
Furniture and equipment for inpatient and bereavement facilities

Claire House Hospice, Wirral (£50,000)
Bedroom in 'Teen Wing'

Hospiscare, Exeter (£50,000)
Therapy room in day hospice

Prince of Wales Hospice, West Yorkshire (£50,000)
Bedroom in first floor extension to hospice

St Luke's Hospice, Essex (£50,000)
Library for day therapy centre

Willen Hospice, Milton Keynes (£50,000)
Fitting-out of in-patient unit and outreach improvements

Oakhaven Hospice, Hampshire (£40,000)
Dining area for Day Resource Centre

Woodlands Hospice, Liverpool (30,000)
Fittings for refurbished hospice