Has a new garden thanks to a grant of £13,000 from Hillingdon Community Trust. The Day Centre has a large garden that was difficult to maintain to a level of most benefit to its service users. 60 elderly people and 30 adults with physical and sensory disabilities attend the centre on a daily basis.
Grants awarded 2008-2009
Grants totalling £44,000 from Hillingdon Community Trust have enabled 1st Harmondsworth Scouts to turn a virtually unusable area behind their Scout Hut into a multi-purpose garden featuring an area for camping, specialist play equipment, a barbeque area, a ramp for users with disabilities and a wildlife area.
A grant of £30,000 over 2 years was made so that CCC could provide training for volunteers and key people in local organisations on cancer awareness, prevention and treatments for volunteers and key people in local organisations. The project was developed to provide outreach training and workshops to the ethnic communities and form partnerships with Hillingdon Asian Women’s Group and a Somali Women’s Group, Sahan.
£90,000 over 3 years for the Advice Information and Care service means that Bell Farm can offer much needed advice, information, advocacy and care to all sections of the community.
Hillingdon Community Trust funded £15,000 towards the spectator gallery at the club.
A local charity which helps people with disability and long-term illness to carry on enjoying their gardens. Hillingdon Community Trust stepped in to provide a grant of £19,500 to enable Healing Gardens to continue working in Hayes, West Drayton, Yiewsley and the south of Hillingdon borough.
Since it was established, Hillingdon Community Trust has made grants of around £¾ of a million for the benefit of local school children, including a special initiative offering small grants of up to £5,000 to primary schools for a project that will enhance the lives of their pupils, funding to subsidise visits by the Life Education Centre Hillingdon to local schools to provide specialist lessons in healthy living and drug education, and funding towards Rosedale College’s artificial turf playing surfaces, full size grass pitch, floodlighting and purpose built changing facilities. A Trust grant of £22,000 enabled Harmondsworth Primary School to build a special atrium so that children would have the opportunity of learning how to grow plants and about growing food and eating healthily.
The Trust made a grant of £4,000 for a drop in session for elderly people in Yiewsley to provide IT training and physical exercise programmes to improve independence. As a result of the grant, the more isolated members of the community make new friendships and gain information that they might not otherwise be able to access.
A £5,000 grant from Hillingdon Community Trust to the QPR Kickz project provided portable floodlights for the winter. The project engages with 100 young people from the Trust’s area and aims to involve young people in positive, constructive activities, create exit routes into education, training and employment, break down barriers between police and young people, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, increase playing, coaching and officiating opportunities, encourage volunteering and increase young people’s interest in the game.