Moorcroft School was able to acquire a specially adapted mini bus thanks to a grant of £38,000 from Hillingdon Community Trust. This mini bus has enabled class groups to access the community more regularly and reinforce frequent learning.
Grants awarded 2007-2008
£46,300 over 3 years enabled Disablement Association Hillingdon (DASH) to set up an independent living group for disabled people, providing assistance with social networking and leisure activities. The Club arranges a wide range of activities, including Arts and Crafts, Keep Fit, Yoga, Football, Multi Sports and Swimming chosen by its members.
A grant of £16,020 for canoes and kayaks has made a real difference to the kayaking and canoeing opportunities on offer to this group. The boats have been used extensively not only by scouts from Hayes and Harlington but also Hillingdon Borough Police cadets, Heathrow District Guides and West Drayton Air Cadets.
Children from the Trust area from all sections of the community have been able to use the equipment and have been introduced to a fun sport which demands confidence, concentration and the development of personal skill.
The Trust’s grant of £100,000 helped to transform a building unused for years into a thriving community centre. Managed day-to-day by Age Concern Hillingdon, a range of services for local people will operate from the new building including an Internet café, training rooms, and a well being suite offering a wide variety of activities for the local community.