‘Supporting the little things that make a difference’
Grants made during 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 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.