August 2021: Five Further Projects supported
In the last few months, the Trustees were pleased to have a number of new, very worthwhile applications from a range of organisations and have been pleased to make the following grants:
- A grant of £2,100 to Mosaic – Supporting Bereaved Children who provide specialist bereavement support through qualified therapists for children and young people facing the death of a loved one. Covid 19 had impacted their fundraising abilities whilst at the same time they had seen an increase in demand. The grant provided a number of therapy sessions for children and young people in Christchurch.
- A grant of £5,000 to the Christchurch Infants School PTFA (Parents Teachers Friends Association) towards the funding of a well-design Sensory and Permaculture Garden in the school grounds to help cater for a wide range of learning behaviours as well as providing gardening experiences for pupils to grow and care for plants.
- A grant of £1,762.20 to the Christchurch and District Band which is a not-for-profit group promoting the enjoyment of music and who play in civic and other local events. Covid lockdowns had meant they had lost performance fees and the funds were needed to enable them to tide and pay some pressing overheads until they could reactivate.
- A grant of £2,000 to the Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole to provide and set up a number of iPads in selected and supported locations in Christchurch to help people to access their services, with particular regard to helping those suffering domestic violence, or who, for other reasons may not want to leave a digital trace and for those with no other access due to poverty resulting in their internet/phones being cut off.
- The offer of a grant of £5,000 to partner with Christchurch Magdalen Trust (formerly the Hospital of St Mary Magdalen) in respect of the Emergency Assistance Scheme they were proposing to set up by which funds would be made available to a limited number of Christchurch front line charities to enable them in turn to advance a limited cash sum at their discretion to those they found where in genuine and urgent need.