Skip to main content
Breathing Space £4,000
Logo Breathing Space

Breathing Space

Breathing space was set up over 22 years ago by parents of young adults with learning disabilities who realised there was little support for any social opportunities for their growing children or respite time for themselves...

Breathing space was set up over 22 years ago by parents of young adults with learning disabilities who realised there was little support for any social opportunities for their growing children or respite time for themselves. We now offer a range of activities and outings for members , who are all 18years and above, (which they help to decide at regular planning meetings) in the evenings and at weekends providing both paid carer and volunteer support and disabled friendly transport to get to such things as bowling, cinema, discos, craft sessions, cookery sessions, petting farm visits, seaside outings, sports events etc. These regular programmes of activities help members make and maintain friendships in a wider group, reduces isolation for this living independently and encourages independence and self esteem. it also gives their families some respite time while they are out with us.

All of the committee who raise funds to keep this charity going are unpaid volunteers most of whom have direct connections to the members themselves.

CHILD Deaf Youth Project £6,000
Logo CHILD Deaf Youth Project

CHILD Deaf Youth Project

Working for the benefit of all deaf, hard of hearing child and young adults age 5 – 19...

Working for the benefit of all deaf, hard of hearing child and young adults age 5 – 19. Two weekly youth clubs including half terms and summer holidays. Encourages and develops communication skills – British Sign Language, oral or both. We provides educational and social activities in a safe friendly environment. We offer opportunities to gain new skills and new challenges to build confidence and achieve their full potential. We help to reduce isolation, promote positive self esteem and independence. We are constantly exploring new ideas to develop and improve our services to our young people and their families.

Heslington Pre-School £4,000
Logo Heslington Pre-School

Heslington Pre-School

Heslington Pre-School is a charity run pre-school providing education and childcare to children aged 2.5 to 5yrs on the Lord Deramore’s Primary School site in Heslington...

Heslington Pre-School is a charity run pre-school providing education and childcare to children aged 2.5 to 5yrs on the Lord Deramore’s Primary School site in Heslington, York. The committee is run by a group of parent volunteers, and we employ a small, dedicated and highly experienced staff team.

Approximately 40 families use the range of services offered by the pre-school, including: a Baby and Toddler group; Early Starters (for 2.5 to 3yrs olds) and Pre-School for 3yrs+. Due to our proximity to the University of York, many of the parents are students and a high proportion of the children do not have English as their first language. Our Toddler group provides a friendly community link for local families and those of visiting overseas students.

The Pre-School is temporarily accommodated in an old pre-fabricated building as we were moved out of the school last year in preparation for its demolition this spring. The school has moved into a new purpose-built facility, however after 50yrs+ serving the local community, Heslington Pre-School faces an uncertain future without a permanent home. The staff and children are doing a fabulous job of ‘making do’ in our temporary building, while the committee negotiate, plan and fundraise for a new building.

Hull Lighthouse Project £4,000
Logo Hull Lighthouse Project

Hull Lighthouse Project

Hull Lighthouse is a unique and innovative local charity that supports local women who have experienced sexual exploitation...

Hull Lighthouse is a unique and innovative local charity that supports local women who have experienced sexual exploitation. We fill a gap in the provision of support, impacting directly and positively on their lives, by providing unconditional, holistic and long term support. We work to remove barriers and promote the rights of women who are marginalised and isolated. Through our support, women begin to grow in confidence which enables them to make positive changes to their lifestyle.

We offer a wide range of support in areas such as health support and tackling substance misuse, housing and benefits, debt counselling and budgeting, conflict resolution, prison work, family support, social services interventions, routes into education, volunteering and employment, peer group support networks, social activities and community involvement.

The No Way Trust Limited £25,000
Logo The No Way Trust Limited

The No Way Trust Limited

Our charity provides a diverse and unparalleled range of interactive learning programmes for children and young people, with a commitment to helping the neediest, vulnerable, and underprivileged; inclusive of all...

Our charity provides a diverse and unparalleled range of interactive learning programmes for children and young people, with a commitment to helping the neediest, vulnerable, and underprivileged; inclusive of all.

We work predominantly with those aged 12 to 15 in secondary schools, pupil referral units and the Youth Offending Services. Normally we take a full year group of around 240 young people and devote their full school day to a unique learning experience.

The days are organised in conjunction with local crime and safety agencies and other partners and are designed to educate and inform young people about the consequences and impact of crime on both them, their families, communities, and victims – whilst also helping to keep them safe.

The days include a replica prison cell and life size street set used for role play. Workshops include anti-social behaviour, gun and knife crime, alcohol, and drug misuse, serving or ex-prisoners, child sexual exploitation and online protection, respect and radicalisation and many others determined by location. The unique features of our work bring issues to life in a way that is both memorable, fun and prepares the young to face the challenges and complexities of modern day life.

The Rainbow Centre – Scarborough £15,000
Logo The Rainbow Centre – Scarborough

The Rainbow Centre – Scarborough

The Rainbow Centre is a social action project based in the heart of the town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire...

The Rainbow Centre is a social action project based in the heart of the town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The project is a registered charity and was set up in 1997 to address issues faced by homeless people. The project now aims to help a range of community members including the homeless, families in crisis and individuals facing challenges due to a history of substance misuse poverty or returning from prison. We provide practical and relevant support including emergency food provision, clothing and act as a referral to local landlords

Sorry, the voting is closed