‘Supporting the little things that make a difference’
Grants made during 2019
The Roselands Trust has continued working with the Bowness and Windermere Community Care Trust throughout the year. Supporting projects within local care homes to provide exercise classes, arranging visits from local schoolchildren to the homes, holding an armed forces afternoon tea celebration, and providing funds for an afternoon tea hosted by Windermere W. I.
Goodly Dale Cottage Homes requested a grant to refurbish their community room used by residents and visitors. This was awarded with the work being completed in autumn.
A week long project by Create was part funded by the Trust. Create is a creative arts group who run creative:connection an inclusive arts project which brings young people with disabilities together with non-disabled young people. They have run the project in Cumbria at Sandgate and The Queen Katherine Schools in Kendal since 2015.
The charity Sense approached the Trust to request funding to support children and young people from Cumbria and North Lancashire access their specialist services. The grant awarded has enabled eight children with deafblindness and their families from the county to receive Senses core package of specialist support.
We were contacted by Revitalise Respite Holidays to provide funds to allow disabled people and their carers to take a much needed respite break at their Sandpipers Centre in Southport. Funds provided have allowed six people to take advantage of Revitalises wonderful facility.
The Handicapped Childrens ‘Action’ Group which provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities requested funds towards the cost of a bespoke buggy for a child from Barrow. A donation was given and the buggy was provided.
People First a charity which offers a range of services and facilities for people across the north. These are split in to three specific departments; advocacy, research and education, and representation. They listen to those who need to be heard, empower people to have their say, and engage with services to increase awareness and improve support for their service users. The award was used to run a conference and support training for the charities self advocacy project.
A community allotment group in Morecambe have opened an accessible area with raised beds for use by disabled members and a local nursing home. Once opened the need for a larger accessible hub to be built was realised. Having raised the money for the building extra funds were needed to install a dedicated disabled lavatory for site users. The Trust was approached and were happy to provide the funds.
The Trust has continued with its fund held by The Cumbria Community Foundation to support causes within the county. During the year we have supported seven projects and funds have again been made available to The Winter Warmth Campaign which the Trust has supported since its inception in 2011.
Previous Grants made in 2018
The Roselands Trust has continued working with The Cumbria Community Foundation as it has since 2006, providing a fund which supports many causes within the county. It has been a supporter of the Foundations ‘Winter Warmth Campaign’ since its inception in 2011.
Right2Work based in Kendal has been awarded a grant allowing it to run a programme of training in woodworking and furniture restoration for people with learning difficulties from across south Cumbria. The project will enable clients to develop skills and provide them with work experience with a range of local businesses as well as allowing for the recycling of donated furniture for the organisations shop.
Donations to The Brathay Trust in Ambleside and to Cancer Research UK have been made to help fund their valuable work.
We have been happy to support the provision of respite holidays for disabled people and their carers from Cumbria through Revitalise. Revitalise is a charity which provides much needed breaks. They have a purpose built seaside centre at Southport which welcomed our sponsored guests.
Dalton Creatives have run a popular singing and social afternoon ‘Headstrong in Song’, which has been attended by people with neurological conditions and their carer’s. The sessions provide singing and use of stimulating equipment, which can help with co-ordination and speech. The social activity also provides a positive feel good factor for everyone attending.
Donations have been given to Sense and the Cumbria Deaf Association enabling these organisations to assist people within Cumbria and North Lancashire who can benefit from the specialist services they provide.
Locally we have worked with the Bowness and Windermere Community Care Trust supporting projects as varied as singing groups, tea parties, seated exercise classes and dance performances by school children in local residential homes.
We look forward to 2019 knowing that we already have many ongoing projects which we are happy to support.
Previous Grants made in 2017
An afternoon tea with entertainment was funded by the Trust and hosted by the ladies of Windermere W.I.. Held at the Marchesi Centre, older residents from the area enjoyed a delicious tea and good company.
Growing Well a mental health charity based at Low Sizergh Barn near Kendal urgently needed a new tractor engine and quickly. The weather was against them and crops needed gathering in. A fully booked programme of tractor driving instruction was all threatened with cancellation. Happily we were able to fund the purchase. The crops were safely gathered in and the students were able to gain their tractor driving qualifications.
We are supporting a project which enables a group of visually impaired people to meet weekly for crafting sessions in Kendal. Our grant will allow it to continue it's work through 2018.
AGE UK South Lakes recently opened a new office in Barrow-in-Furness. They required funding to upgrade and furnish a meeting room for their clients. The Trust has supported this.
The Roselands Trust has worked with The Cumbria Community Foundation since 2006 providing a fund which continues to support many causes within the county. It has been a supporter of the Foundations ‘Winter Warmth Campaign’ since its inception in 2011.
The trust has been a supporter of Hospice at Home, Carlisle and North Lakeland providing grants to assist with fundraising events.
A grant from the trust has enabled the provision of an accessible footpath for residents and visitors to the garden at Gatesbield Quaker Housing Association in Windermere.
The trust is supporting The Bowness and Windermere Community Care Trust with a singing project aimed at bringing together elderly residents and children from local schools. We are also working with B.W.C.C.T. on further projects.