Health & Disability Awards (December 2012)

Health & Disability Awards (December 2012)

The following grants were awarded by the Wolfson Foundation in December 2012.

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

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, SW15 (£100,000)
Renovation of the Wolfson Ward

CLIC Sargent Cancer Care for Children, Belfast (£80,000)
Two new family accommodation homes

Motor Neurone Disease Association (UK wide) (£75,000)
Five sets of equipment/home adaptations

Age UK South Tyneside (£50,000)
New Day Centre

Aspire, Stanmore, Middlesex (£50,000)
Adapting and furnishing two properties for people with spinal injuries

Dame Hannah Rogers School, South Devon (£50,000)
Bedroom in new respite accommodation centre

Guild Care, Worthing, West Sussex (£50,000)
Dementia residential home and centre

L'Arche Lancashire - Preston (£50,000)
New supported living flats for adults with learning disabilities

Methodist Homes for the Aged, Chippenham (£50,000)
New care home

North East Autism Society, Chester le Street (£50,000)
New centre

Papworth Trust, Cambridge (£50,000)
Fittings in new independent living scheme

Hafan Dementia Centre, Carmarthenshire (£40,000)
Refurbishment of respite dementia care centre

National Autistic Society, EC1 (£40,000)
Refurbishment of the Sybil Elgar school

PACE Centre, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (£40,000)
Fittings and furnishings in converted building for Early Years Service

Tenovus, Cardiff (£40,000)
Tractor for new Mobile Cancer Support Unit

Kingswode Hoe School, Essex (£38,000)
ICT suite for community outreach centre

Meath Epilepsy Trust, Godalming, Surrey (£38,000)
Quiet room in new specialist supported accommodation

Prospects, Reading (£37,000)
Two rooms in converted bungalow for older adults with learning disabilities

Positive Futures, Belfast (£35,000)
Specialist equipment and adaptations in new respite accommodation

Victory Services Association, W2 (£33,000)
Room in refurbished accommodation

Castel Froma, Royal Leamington Spa (£30,000)
Refurbishment of newly purchased Helen Ley Centre

Sick Children's Trust, Sheffield (£30,000)
Bedroom in new Home from Home at Sheffield Children's Hospital

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Buckinghamshire (£29,000)
Two new vehicles

I CAN, Meath, Godalming, Surrey (£25,000)
Activity trail area for special school

Thriftwood School, Essex (£25,000)
Refurbishment of sports hall and changing rooms

Rainbow Living, Torquay (£22,000)
Refurbishment and adaptation for supported living

Hampshire Autistic Society (£21,000)
Sensory room in Learning Resource Centre

Alfriston School, Beaconsfield (£20,000)
Fittings, furnishings and equipment for new swimming pool for special school

Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire (£20,000)
Dementia garden for St Monica's Day Centre

Makaton Charity, UK-wide (£20,000)
Online electronic library for signs and symbols

Sheringham Woodfields School, Norfolk (£20,000)
Improvements to dining room at special school

Yeovil Women's Hospital, Somerset (£20,000)
Counselling room in new Special Care Baby Unit

St Julian's School, Newport (£19,000)
New minibus for Learning Development Centre

Dingley Family Specialist Early Years Centres, Newbury (£16,500)
New purpose-built centre

Garvald Glenesk, Midlothian (£15,000)
Refurbishment of cottages for adults with learning disabilities

Stick n Step, Wallasey, Merseyside (£15,000)
Refurbishment and new bathroom

Jubilee Church Life Centre, Grantham, Lincolnshire (£13,000)
Equipment for people with special needs

Reading Association for the Blind (£12,000)
New minibuses

Sickle Cell & Young Stroke Survivors, SE1 (£12,000)

Guideposts Trust, Witney, Oxfordshire (£11,500)
New garden for dementia centre

Hospices and Palliative Care

St Luke's Hospice, Sheffield (£100,000)
Bedroom in new building and refurbishment

Hartlepool & District Hospice (£41,000)
New vehicle

Wirral Hospice St John's, Merseyside (£11,000)
Cooking suite in refurbished kitchen


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