Health and Disability Awards (December 2015)

Health and Disability Awards (December 2015)

The following grants were awarded by the Wolfson Foundation in December 2015. You can also see an interactive map showing where each grant was awarded by clicking on the image below, and using the drop down menu on the left of the map to refine your search.
For news of other grants awarded, please go to the funding pages for our other main grant areas, Science & Medicine, Arts & Humanities and Secondary Education

Disability and special needs

Nightingale Hammerson, SW1 (£250,000)
Redevelopment of Hammerson House care home, N2, for older people including those with dementia

Stoll (£100,000)
New homes for veterans with support needs in Aldershot

Livability (£80,000)
Spinal injury rehabilitation centre in Poole                                                                                 

Ambitious About Autism (£75,000)
Life skills kitchen in Further Education College, N15

Blind Veterans UK (£75,000)
Residential units for independent living training in Llandudno, Wales

University of Salford (£72,000)
Salford Institute for Dementia

Abbeyfield Society (£70,000)
Sensory Garden at Winnersh Dementia Care Centre in Reading

Education and Services for People with Autism, Sunderland (£70,000)
Extension and refurbishment of South Hill College

Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund, Suffolk (£60,000)
Information and Support Centre for people with chronic or life-limiting illnesses

Lench’s Trust, Birmingham (£50,000)
Apartments for elderly people

Neuromuscular Centre, Cheshire (£50,000)
Expansion of therapy and support centre for people with muscular dystrophy

Pear Tree School, Lancashire (£50,000)
Sixth Form building at special school

Ayrshire Cancer Support (£48,000)
Refurbishment of cancer support centre

Leeds Mencap (£44,000)
Community Centre for people with learning disabilities

Sense Scotland (£44,000)
Day centre for people with sensory impairments in North Ayrshire

Thrive, Reading (£40,000)
Extension and refurbishment of gardening training centre and head office for people with disabilities

Acorn Villages, Essex (£37,000)
Eight bed home for adults with learning difficulties

L’Arche Belfast (£32,000)
Van for gardening project for people with learning difficulties

Grange Centre, Surrey (£30,000)
Refurbishment of training centre

Tiphereth (Camphill Community), Edinburgh (£30,000)
Redevelopment of barn to establish workshop for adults with learning disabilities

Revive MS Support, Glasgow (£27,000)
Therapy rooms in centre for people with Multiple Sclerosis

Brothers of Charity Services, Lancashire (£25,000)
Safespace room and specialist equipment for people with learning disabilities and life-limiting conditions

Plymouth Highbury Trust (£25,000)
New roofs for Highbury House and the Lodge for people with learning disabilities

Archie Foundation (£23,000)
Teenage den at Tayside Children’s Hospital in Ninewells, Dundee

Clydesdale Community Initiatives, Lanarkshire (£20,000)
Horticultural education areas in outdoor learning space for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues

Delamere School, Manchester (£20,000)
Outdoor play and learning areas at special school

Delius Special School, Bradford (£20,000)
Outdoor play spaces

Linwood School, Bournemouth (£20,000)
Solardome for special school

Sick Kids Friends Foundation, Edinburgh (£20,000)
Playrooms and family areas in Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Vauxhall City Farm, SE11 (£20,000)
Education centre, event space and kitchen to support programmes for people with disabilities

Age UK Camden, WC1 (£18,000)
Toilets for refurbished day centre

Confederation of Community Groups, County Down (£17,000)
Refurbishment of volunteer centre and IT equipment

Beechcliffe School, West Yorkshire (£15,000)
Minibus for special school

Brainwave, Somerset (£15,000)
Refurbishment of reception area at therapy centre for children with brain injury or autism

Sherbourne Fields Special School, Coventry (£15,000)
New gymnasium

Uffculme Special School, Birmingham (£15,000)
Sensory room

Islay and Jura Community Enterprises, Argyll and Bute (£14,500)
Heating technology for pool to support hydrotherapy sessions for people with disabilities

Wiltshire Council (£13,000)
Outdoor swings for Learning Disability Short Breaks Service

Maltby Hilltop School, Rotherham (£12,000)
Canopies and sensory equipment for special school

British Wireless for the Blind Fund, Kent (£2,500)
Internet radios

Palliative care and hospices

Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Cheshire (£75,000)
Extension and refurbishment work

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Leicestershire (£75,000)
Refurbishment of reception area

St Teresa’s Hospice, County Durham (£75,000)
New in-patient unit                                                                                                                           

South Bucks Hospice, Buckinghamshire (£66,000)
Young people’s room in new day hospice

Cornwall Hospice Care (£60,000)
Refurbishment of St Julia’s Hospice

St Giles Hospice, Staffordshire (£60,000)
Advice and Referral Centre

Heart of Kent Hospice (£50,000)
New education suite to provide palliative care courses

St Elizabeth Hospice, Suffolk (£50,000)
Refurbishment of kitchen

Kilbryde Hospice, Lanarkshire (£35,000)
Kitchens for in-patients and café