Who will benefit?

 

The Foundation is now well established and is continuing to make donations to charities. For more information on grants we have paid to date please see our Donation Schedule

 

We have also recently filed our Annual Report for year ended 31st March 2017 which includes further details of the charities we have supported in that year.  WMCF Report 2017

 

In the meantime, you will see below examples of the types of charity we can help.

 

Funding For All

The grant to Funding for All in the sum of £2,000 was used to purchase the license for Grantfinder for 10 months. Grantfinder is the UK’s leading grants and policy database, it is constantly updated, and includes details in excess of 8,000 funding opportunities.

 

The services include access to: a flexibly searchable database; Newsflash service; deadlines listing; and Research Help Desk. GRANTfinder subscribers include: local authorities; the voluntary and charitable sector; universities and colleges; housing associations; the health sector; and business support organisations.

 

In the first 10 months of the license up until the 30th September, reports were compiled for 130 community groups, charities and social enterprises in Kent and Medway ( Grantfinder have given us an additional period of 3 months to 31st December without cost due to some problems encountered with the new system that they incorporated at the beginning of the year).

 

By the end of the extended license period, they estimate that the total completed searches will increase by a further 87 as the demand for the Funding for All service increases, and the number of districts/boroughs funded for mentoring support increase. This will bring a total of 217 organisations who will have benefitted from the WMCF funding by the end of the license period.

 

Slide Away

Slide Away offers a bereavement support service to children and young people in Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling. Slide Away is not a counselling service but offers young people the opportunity to manage their grief through a range of creative activities.

 

Slide Away offers two day workshops where, in a safe and caring environment and in a creative way, children have time and space to find out how to cope with their grief.

 

Slide Away also maintains close contacts with local schools to help them cope with grieving pupils and their families.

 

ChYps Childrens Hospices

ChYps were the UK’s first children’s full hospice at home service, and still one of only a very few acute services providing oncology and end of life care to children in the home.

 

ChYps are also very proud to be Kent’s longest established children’s hospice service and the only charity providing vital end-of-life, cancer and respite care in the homes of poorly children in the county and the London Borough of Bexley.

 

Part of EllenorLions Hospices, they also ensure young people receive the best possible care and support when transitioning into adult services.

 

Their dedicated team of staff and volunteers care for the whole family, ensuring everyone is looked after throughout a child’s illness and even after they have died.

 

Families do not have the added worry of paying for care as everything –including nursing care, respite, counselling, bereavement support and play and music therapy – is provided free of charge at the point of service.