Thank you to all of our trust supporters. Examples of projects that have recently been funded by charitable trusts & foundations include:
A grant of £30,000 over three years is enabling us to provide intensive support to marginalised families living in Cuckfield.
With support from our Family Support Practitioner, Alison, we hope to help families cope better with their daily challenges, such as parenting difficulties, mental health illness, disability, family breakdown and isolation.
We gratefully received £9,230 from Morrison’s Foundation towards our positive play programme, an important project aimed at providing a wide range of activities for children in West Sussex over a period of 12 months in the school holidays.
The grant will fund our calendar of events, which includes forest school sessions at Lymley Woods, Cricket sessions at Arundel Castle Cricket as well as a myriad of local holiday and lunch clubs, family fun day at Warnham park and outings and trips for families.
For the children we target, School holidays can be particularly difficult because of increased costs (such as food) and low incomes. For some, that can lead to a holiday experience gap. Our positive activities will break down these barriers and enable children to participate in an activity that they otherwise would not be able to. The sessions will give children something to look forward to, a chance to try new things and have fun.
Sussex Community Foundation, which manages the Meads Fund, helps to build stronger, more resilient communities by addressing disadvantage and deprivation and believes that long-term change comes from within a community.
A generous donation of £30,000 over three years from Meads Fund is funding our support service in Eastbourne and contributing to the costs of a volunteer coordinator and associated training costs.