Health and Disability Awards (June 2014)

Health and Disability Awards (June 2014)

The following grants were awarded by the Wolfson Foundation in June 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

Cornerstone Community Care, West Dunbartonshire (£75,000)                
Bedroom in supported living development for people with learning disabilities

Croft Community, County Down (£75,000)
Rebuilding of respite care unit for adults with a range of disabilities

Mencap in Northern Ireland (£71,000)

Therapy and activity room in Children and Families Centre  

Plymouth University (£70,000)
Good Companions Veterans Centre sheltered accommodation in collaboration with student healthcare professions  

Deafblind Scotland, Glasgow (£65,000)
IT suite and recording facilities in Learning and Development Centre  

Coram, WC1N (£56,000)  
Room in Centre for Creative Therapy

National Star College, Cheltenham (£52,000)

Nurse call system in residential accommodation at special college                                                                                          
Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College, West Yorkshire (£52,000)
Sensory room in new 16-25 learning centre at special school and college

Linden Lodge School, SW12 (£50,000)
Library and resource centre in Sensory Support Family Centre at special school

The Lodge Trust, Leicestershire (£50,000)
Redevelopment of care home for people with a range of disabilities  

St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital (£50,000)                      
Re-siting and refurbishment of clinic  

Blind Veterans UK, Brighton  (£40,000)
Redevelopment and renovation of centre                    

St Mary's Convent and Nursing Home, W4 (£40,000)
Bungalows in grounds of nursing home

The Ear Foundation, Nottingham (£36,000)
Furniture and fittings in extension to hearing support centre

Redcar and Cleveland Mind (£35,000)

Supported housing for people with mental health needs  

St Augustine's Community Care Trust, Twickenham (£35,000)
Kitchen and bathroom fittings in new day care centre for older people                                                                                                    
Torch Trust for the Blind, West Sussex (£35,000)
Reception for redeveloped holiday and retreat centre  

Sleep Scotland and the Teens Plus project, Edinburgh (£30,000)
Conversion of hall for young adults with learning and communication difficulties  

Woodlarks Camp Site Trust, Surrey (£30,000)
Shower rooms for new swimming pool on site providing disabled access swimming  

Strode Park Foundation, Kent (£28,000)              
Pool for new hydrotherapy centre for people with disabilities                                                                                                
Living Options Devon, Exeter (£24,000)
All-terrain mobility scooters enabling access to the countryside for people with disabilities                                                                                                                    
Blyth Star Enterprises, Northumberland (£20,000)
Minibus for people with mental health needs to access training and employment opportunities            

Independence at Home, Harrow (£20,000)
Specialist assistance or mobility equipment to support various health needs

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust Charitable Fund (£20,000)
Quiet room within new Chemotherapy and Day Treatment Unit  

Options for Life, West Midlands (£20,000)
Sensory conservatory and garden for adults with learning disabilities
Walthew House, Stockport (£20,000)
Repairs to centre for people with sight or hearing loss      

Twinkle House, Lancashire (£18,000)
Refurbishment works to centre for children with disabilities
Heltwate School, Peterborough (£15,000)
New sensory room for special school  

The Cancerkin Centre, NW3 (£10,000)
Refurbishment of cancer support centre at Royal Free Hospital

New Rush Hall School, Essex (£10,000)
Science laboratory at special school

Prospects Trust, Cambridgeshire (£10,000)    
Infrastructure works for site providing horticultural training and work placements for adults with disabilities  

Rushmoor Healthy Living, Hampshire (£10,000)                  
Music boxes for people with dementia within various care homes                                                                                            
Tracks Autism, Stevenage (£10,000)
Refurbishment of new centre for young children with learning difficulties  

Hope House School, Newark (7,000)
Music equipment for sensory room in special school  
Palliative care and hospices  

Partnership programme

Help the Hospices (£500,000)
Professional Development Grant Programme  

Capital grants

Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast (£125,000)
Lecture theatre and activities room in redeveloped adult hospice                                                                                    
Marie Curie Cancer Care, Bradford (£65,000)
Three-bedded bay in refurbished hospice  

St Andrew's Hospice, Grimsby (£42,000)
Lounge in redeveloped hospice

Helen and Douglas House, Oxford (£40,000)

Refurbishment of and extension to children's hospice

James Hopkins Trust, Gloucester (£40,000)
Extension to the Kites Corner respite care centre for children

The Mary Stevens Hospice, West Midlands (£40,000)

Refurbishment of hospice

North Devon Hospice, Barnstaple (£40,000)

Counselling and consultation rooms for new Outreach Centre                                                                                              
Richard House Children's Hospice, E16 (£40,000)      

St Mary's Hospice, Cumbria (£40,000)

The Shakespeare Hospice, Stratford-upon-Avon (£35,000)
Young People's Hub

St Raphael's Hospice, Surrey (£30,000)

Orangery building

Exceptional award

Prince's Trust (£1,000,000)
New Centre in Glasgow to support disadvantaged young people, with a focus on mental health issues. This award anticipates the opening of the Centre in 2015 (during the 60th anniversary year of the Wolfson Foundation) on a site close to the birthplace of founder, Sir Isaac Wolfson.                                                                                              


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