A Rocha – Minet Country Park

A Rocha completed the final year of a two year project we funded to provide a Community events coordinator at Minet Country Park with a grant of £32,990. Events offered included; kite making, drawing, food foraging and the great strawberry share. We were particularly impressed by the quality of the monitoring of the project and the report provided. A Rocha gathered feedback from participants to assess what they had learned, whether they would be likely to return to the park and how the events had made them feel. They also created opportunities for people from different backgrounds to engage with each other and exchange ideas. We have asked A Rocha if we can put the report on our website as an example of best practice.

Completed their project to replace an existing damaged asbestos roof with a tiled roof in character with the building and surroundings. HCT provided grant of £30,000 towards the work, but the club was able to complete the work for less than originally envisaged.

A £5,000 grant for part funding of outdoor gym equipment for Uxbridge College helped to provide a fitness trail which is used not only by students but by members of the wider community, including DASH.

Funding of £13,000 from Hillingdon Community Trust enabled Dr Tripletts C of E School to improve and develop a nursery garden to provide an all weather learning environment. The nursery garden now has an exciting and safe soft play area that complies with all of the relevant safety features needed for young children.



In May 2012 HCT made a grant of £50,000 over 3 years to Hillingdon Mind for its ‘Diversity in Mind’ project. This project works with people from the Somali, Tamil, Afghani and Nepalese communities to raise understanding of mental health issues. In its first year it has carried out training for groups from each of those communities in mental health awareness to equip those individuals with skills to recognise members of their community who may need help and understanding and to access services. The training also covers personal mental health issues.

A grant of £21,000 over 3 years will enable the introduction of basic cricket coaching to schools in the south of the Borough.

Over 400 children in the Trust area received cricket coaching in the first year of the project.