Health and Disability Awards (December 2014)

Health and Disability Awards (December 2014)

The following grants were awarded by the Wolfson Foundation in December 2014. 

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 & 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 2014 is available on our Grant Data page.

Disability and special needs   

Sense (£152,000)
Family area in Day Centre for deafblind people in Birmingham

Percy Hedley Foundation, Newcastle upon Tyne (£80,000)
New Hydrotherapy Centre and Children’s Residential Home

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education, Devon (£79,000)
Secondary school classroom in rebuilt school

Moor House School and College, Surrey (£70,000)
Expansion and refurbishment of special school and college

East Park, Glasgow (£65,000)
Expansion of education and accommodation facilities at residential special school

Avalon School, Somerset (£50,000)
Multi-sensory hydrotherapy pool

SeeAbility (£50,000)
Bathroom in new specialist accommodation building, Aldershot, Hampshire

Thistle Foundation, Edinburgh (£50,000)
New Centre for people with disabilities and long-term illness

Action Mental Health, Northern Ireland (£43,000)
Refurbishment of centre in Enniskillen, County Fermangh

Vale of Evesham School, Worcestershire (£40,000)
Extension to special school

Enable Glasgow (£33,000)
Van for project providing employment for people with learning disabilities

Haven Products (£25,000)
Document scanners for project providing employment for people with disabilities, Falkirk, Scotland

Henshaws Society for Blind People, Manchester (£25,000)
Refurbishment of Ribble House (to create autism centre)

Methodist Homes (£25,000)
New elderly Care Home in Shirley, Croydon

Share Community, SW11 (£23,000)
Refurbishment of classroom into sensory learning space for people with learning disabilities

Barnet and Southgate College, N14 (£20,000)
Equipment for Drama studio in Centre for students with learning difficulties and disabilities

Ellie’s Haven, Cornwall (£20,000)
Refurbishment of respite accommodation

Exeter Gateway Centre, Devon (£19,000)
New training kitchen for people with learning disabilities

MK SNAP, Milton Keynes (£16,000)
Refurbishment of kitchen in centre providing training opportunities for people with learning disabilities

Cowal Elderly Befrienders, Argyll and Bute (£15,000)
Minibus for elderly people with dementia

Drake Music Project, Northern Ireland (£15,000)
Equipment for music studio for people with disabilities in Derry

Girlguiding Cymru, Powys (£15,000)
Refurbishment of Brownie House in Broneirion

Handicapped Children’s Action Group, Essex (£15,000)
Specialist equipment

Maypole Project, Kent (£15,000)
Arts and Crafts space in centre for young people with disabilities, Orpington

Northallerton and the Dales Mencap Society, North Yorkshire (£15,000)
New Centre

Belfast Activity Centre (£10,000)
New log cabin (for programmes relating to people with visual impairment) 

Palliative care and hospices  

Highland Hospice, Inverness (£80,000)
Two family en-suite bedrooms in redeveloped inpatient unit

Sue Ryder (£80,000)
New hospice building at Thorpe Hall, Peterborough

Naomi House Children’s Hospice, Hampshire (£50,000)

Rowans Hospice, Hampshire (£50,000)
Therapy rooms in new Outreach Centre

St Peter and St James Hospice, East Sussex (£20,000)

Butterwick Hospice Care, Stockton-on-Tees (£12,400)
Refurbishment of Hydrotherapy Pool