We fund charities who support people living with disabilities and long-term health conditions, including helping people manage at home independently.
Below are some of the charities who have recently received a grant:
Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre – Awarded £5,000
As the only dedicated therapy centre in Kent, the centre operates six days a week. Our grant enabled it to provide specialist physiotherapy-based activities for people living with Multiple Sclerosis and other long-term conditions. Beverley Callaghan, told us: “Since receiving the grant, we have significantly increased the number of people taking part in specialist physio-/hydrotherapy and exercise classes. Project activities included physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, gym sessions, swimming, aqua yoga, clinical Pilates, and seated yoga to name a few. As for the application process itself, the eligibility criteria, applications guidelines and application process was very clear.”
Hi Kent – Awarded £8,500
The charity supports people who are deaf and hard of hearing. The grant helped set up a new Outreach Programme of social groups for older people living with a hearing loss. The group provides the added benefit of peer support from others who are in the same position, being able to swap stories and coping strategies, and form new friendships.
Headway Kent – Awarded £5,000
The charity aims to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers. The grant allowed the charity to increase the hours of the Community Link Worker who supports people with acquired brain injury.
21 Together – Awarded £10,000
Providing support for family members, carers, friends and professionals supporting children and young people with Down’s syndrome. Our grant was used for core funding, to support the organisation’s future development, sustainability and general running costs.