Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough
Craft Market, Attleborough
The local craft markets are very inclusive, but we need signage to communicate them taking place more effectively. We plan to use Nuneaton Signs, a company based in Attleborough employing local people, where 77% of their employees have some form of disability.
New Start Community, Attleborough
Weekly social and fellowship session for over 70 members. Members are single and elderly, without close family. Several members are also disabled. The funding will support a visit the cost of coach hire to visit Gloucester Docks which will bring the group together, being the first trip that many will have undertaken for some time.
Recycle Craft Groups, Attleborough
Craftwork brings people together successfully and enables friendships to be built. Funding will provide room hire and recyclable craft materials to continue with work with people aged 6 to 95, from a range of groups, e.g. church groups, early onset dementia, learning disabilities, art groups, women’s groups, craft clubs, youth groups and many more.
Independent Advocacy, Bedworth Community Corner
A charity shop, drop in centre and meeting place to welcome local people. This funding will purchase curved acoustic and partition screens to ensure that services have the space and privacy they need.
Storytime, Bedworth Heath
Introducing books, storytelling and role play at young age is proven to develop imagination, improve interaction between children and build friendships. Parents will have a chance to have a coffee and mix with other families in a relaxed environment. This funding will allow them to share the unique experiences that childbirth and parenting through the pandemic has presented.
Volunteer Friends, Bulkington
The funding will go towards the continued running of Friendship Groups and craft groups. Friendship Groups are designed for people that are lonely and isolated to come together and meet new people, enjoy lunch, quizzes and outings with the support of transport and our social car scheme. Craft groups enable people with similar interests to come together and either build on an existing skill, or learn a new skill, this may be through knitting, sewing, croquet or woodcraft utilising lathes for woodturning.
Hire of a minibus and fuel to take elderly persons living alone or caring for a loved one on a day trip.
Lunch Club, Fillongley and Corley
A lunch club for people living alone in the village, including one lady who is registered blind and many others with mobility issues. They enjoy the company and the chance to share a meal. Funding will extend the project, which has been running for five years, and provide a meal twice a month.
Aspire in Arts, Nuneaton
Aspire in Arts currently offer youth drop-in sessions and funding will extend the sessions by two hours a week. The sessions are full to capacity and those attending often wish to stay for longer. We currently have over 15 young people attending, many of whom are not in education, employment or training (NEET), have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or are either in care or are care leavers.
Crafty Cuppa, Nuneaton
Funding to continue and expand the regular Friday morning meetings. Smaller groups are now meeting up mid-week to have coffee, or lunch, or craft together and the main group continues to grow. There is also an active social media presence for those who cannot make it to the Friday meeting, or just need to chat through the week.
Escape Arts, Nuneaton
Supporting a group of men, aged 18-80, with woodwork, craft and upcycling activities at the Station Gallery in Nuneaton. Funding will help develop the group and recruit more participants and develop the programme to learn new skills and crafting techniques.
Greenmoor Road Community Allotments Pond and Path
Funding will create a relaxing, regenerating space for people to interact with each other and enjoy nature, by converting an overgrown canal-side plot into an Accessible Wildlife area for the use of local schools, members and their children, while improving the environment for wildlife. New features will include a large pond with a safe dipping platform, a wheelchair accessible path, bird boxes, bat boxes and hedgehog houses.
Ison Community Cares Foundation
Funding will go towards a Father’s Day event that will give local residents the chance to nominate deserving Dads and to bring a smile to those combatting loneliness, and a summer fayre to bring the local community together.
Men & Women in Sheds, Nuneaton
The shed is open for members to come along and do woodwork, jobs and crafts. It is an opportunity for people to meet others for companionship whist undertaking practical tasks. Funding will allow continuation of activities and expansion.
Timebank UK has a proven history of helping local communities feel more cohesive and 'neighbourly'. Funding will set up a Timebank in Nuneaton, which will reach out to local people who have a few hours to spare to help others who are struggling.
Wembrook Community Centre Over 50’s Group
A bingo afternoon tea and chat to overcome the social isolation older residents are struggling with, creating a safe haven where they can chat and make new friends. Funding will carry this on and expand to reach more people.
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