The Winners

We feel truly inspired by the stories of how each and every one of these good causes lend a helping hand in their communities; we look forward to seeing how the funding will make a difference.

Read on to learn more about your chosen winning community projects!

 

North & Scotland
Central England & N. Ireland

Winner!

The winner from the Highland, Grampian, Tayside, Argyll & Bute, Central and Fife area is CheckIn Giraffe who wins £2,000.

Hopscotch Charity and Abbeyview Kids Club are the runners up, who win £750 and £500 respectively.

CheckIn Giraffe

CheckIn Works support those with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues by offering work experience and training to achieve better employability, social inclusion and equality.

They work with over 70 people in Perthshire, and they will use their Good Neighbour funding to offer specialist training in key vocational areas including cooking, food preparation and horticulture.

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HopScotch Charity

HopScotch Children’s Charity provide respite breaks for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. They work with schools, community groups, young carers and women’s aid organisations, health support charities and schools to identify children most in need of a break.

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Abbeyview Kids Club

Abbeyview Kids Club delivers essential after school and holiday care to families in Abbeyview and its surrounding area, catering for children between the ages of 4-14. The club would use funding to help with the costs of a summer holidays project and to purchase new equipment.

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Winner!

The winner from the Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayrshire and Lanark, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and Cumbria area is The Yard who wins £2,000.

VOCAL Conversation Cafes and LoveMilton are the runners up who win £750 and £500 respectively.

The Yard

The Yard is a charity based in the east of Scotland which provides inclusive indoor and outdoor adventure play spaces for over 2,500 disabled children and young people.

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VOCAL Conversation Cafés

VOCAL’s (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) mission is to support and give a voice to unpaid family carers. Their Conversation Cafés are there to provide a setting where like-minded unpaid carers can get together to talk freely about their caring role over a coffee.

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LoveMilton

LoveMilton is a registered charity operating in Milton, North Glasgow, providing a fun and interactive learning environment with a variety of training opportunities for the public to take part in, where they can gain valuable skills and qualifications.

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Winner!

The winner from the Northumberland, Newcastle, Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire area is Houghton Area Youth Band who wins £2,000.

The Box Youth Project and Stamfordham Village Pavilion are the runners up who win £750 and £500 respectively.

Houghton Area Youth Band

Houghton Area Youth Band are a band with over 50 members between 6 and 21 years old. They are hoping Good Neighbour funding will help them support children who are looking to learn an instrument and the community the band provides for them, at minimal cost.

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The Box Youth Project

The Box Youth Project is a charity working with young people aged 8-19 who live in South Sunderland. The project runs a variety of recreational and educational activities for the different age groups in the area.

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Stamfordham Village Pavilion

Stamfordham is a village in rural Northumberland which boasts an active sporting and social scene. They are seeking Good Neighbour funding to build a new pavilion which would encourage more people to get involved with their activities.

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Winner!

The winner from West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside area is Support Dogs who wins £2,000.

Headingley Hawks ARLFC and Leeds Autism, Behaviour and Communication (ABC) Group are the runners up who win £750 and £500 respectively.

Support Dogs

Support Dogs trains specialist assistance dogs for children and adults affected by autism, epilepsy and disability and needs funding to train future support dogs from their centre in South Yorkshire.

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Headingley Hawks ARLFC

Headingley Hawks is a small amateur rugby league club near Leeds, West Yorkshire, with two rugby teams: Under 15s and Under 8s. They are looking to secure Good Neighbour funding to improve their club facilities in hope of increasing their recruitment.

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Winner!

The winner from Notts, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Staffs area is Menphys Saturday Clubs who wins £2,000.

Reading Matters – Reading Leaders are the runners up who win £750.

Menphys Saturday Clubs

Menphys provides support and services for individuals up to 25 with disabilities, complex health needs and special educational needs. The funding will be used to help the charity provide a range of sport-based activities which stimulate and inspire the children and young people to try something new within a safe environment.

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Reading Matters – Reading Leaders

Reading Matters is a small charity that aims to develop children/young people’s confidence, life chances, social mobility and well-being through becoming confident readers. Good Neighbour funding will allow the group to continue to train older pupils to support younger ones for whom reading is a challenge.

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Winner!

The winner from West Mids, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire area is North Staffs Carers Association who wins £2,000.

Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme and The Joshua Tree Charity are the runners up who win £750 and £500 respectively.

North Staffs Carers Association

North Staffs Carers Association has been offering services to carers for 30 years, providing information, support and free activities to informal unpaid carers throughout North Staffordshire. Good Neighbour funding will allow them to provide equipment so they can continue to offer their range of activities.

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Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme

Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme is a charity that provides supported housing to 16-25 year olds that are homeless. Good Neighbour funding will support the scheme’s drop in facility.

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The Joshua Tree Charity

The Joshua Tree Charity supports around 80 families affected by childhood cancer in Cheshire and the North West. Good Neighbour funding will help them to run a drop in service from their new dedicated centre.

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Winner!

The winner from Wales, Shropshire, Hereford Worcestershire area is SMILE Group who wins £2,000.

Deaf Direct are the runners up who win £750.

The SMILE Group

The SMILE Group was set up to offer community support for perinatal mental illness. Good Neighbour funding will be used to help fund two peer group facilitators and two 1-1 wellbeing practitioners, in order for The SMILE Group to continue to provide this valuable service.

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Deaf Direct

Deaf Direct is a Worcester-based, deaf-led charity and the only one supporting deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. With Good Neighbour funding Deaf Direct will provide personal listeners within the community to help keep people with hearing loss connected to the world around them.

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Winner!

The winner from Derry, Antrim, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh, Down area is Cancer Focus who wins £2,000.

Team Aspie and Drumgath Ladies Group are the runners up who win £750 and £500 respectively.

Cancer Focus

Cancer Focus NI aims to reduce the burden of cancer by providing care services, delivering cancer prevention programmes and funding world-class local research. Good Neighbour funding will be used to produce memory books which allow parents with a terminal diagnosis to leave a legacy in words; recording wishes, hopes and dreams for their children.

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Team Aspie

Team Aspie is a support group for teenagers in Cookstown with a diagnosis of Aspergers/Autism. Good Neighbour funding will be used to help Team Aspie purchase equipment for their new premises, hire a workman, train volunteers and create workshop for the kids.

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Drumgath Ladies Group

The group has been established for local women to relieve social isolation through social activities, raise awareness in health and wellbeing, and provide opportunities to socialise and make new friends. The monies awarded will help subsidise their next 12 months projects.

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