Trusts and foundations
Grants from charitable trusts and foundations are essential in helping us to deliver our vital support services to local people affected by cancer. We proactively apply to local and national trusts, to help fund our day-to-day services, core costs and to launch new projects.
It is crucial for us to secure funding in this way, to help sustain the important work we do to meet the health needs of our local communities. We are grateful for the vital support that trusts and foundations have given us over the years. Grants of any size are greatly valued, whether one-off or multi-year, restricted to specific projects or towards our running costs.
Over the course of 2019, grants have enabled us to deliver the following projects
- New support groups for men, carers and those who are bereaved
- New IT equipment at our Bournemouth and Waterside Centres
- The redevelopment of our Isle of Wight Centre
- Tai chi sessions and new equipment at our Chandler’s Ford Centre
- A new minibus to transport Isle of Wight cancer patients to their hospital appointments
Grants have also been received towards a range of exciting new projects in 2020
- A brand new men’s cancer awareness campaign
- Health & Wellbeing Days for local cancer patients across our region
- A new children’s counselling service in schools in Bournemouth and on the Isle of Wight
- Online nutrition courses
The Talbot Village Trust supports charitable causes across the Bournemouth area and has supported our Dorset services for the past five years. Recent grants will help us to purchase and distribute patient information folders to newly-diagnosed cancer patients in the county, and also to help sustain our services during the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Lottery’s Awards for All programme has enabled us to deliver new Art Therapy classes and nutrition courses in our Support Centres, helping many individuals to live well with and beyond cancer.
The Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands has generously supported our minibus service, with a multi-year donation towards the costs of transporting Jersey cancer patients to their mainland hospital appointments.
In May 2019, we were delighted to receive a significant donation from The Garfield Weston Foundation, in response to our application for funding towards our running costs. The gift has helped to give us the flexibility to adapt our services where they are most needed over the past year.
We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Wiltshire Community Foundation. The grant will fund our Salisbury Sing for Life choir for six months.
Sing for Life provides both a therapy and support network for people affected by cancer, whether they have been diagnosed themselves or are caring for a friend or family member. Singing as part of a choir has been proven to improve mood, decrease stress, increase social wellbeing, and can even boost the body’s ability to fight illness.
We are always looking to build new relationships with trusts and foundations, whether local or national.
We are also keen to hear from individuals who are trustees of a charitable trust, or who know someone who sits on a board of trustees, and may be able to give us a warm introduction to the trust.
With our wide range of services, we have a variety of funding needs and welcome a conversation with prospective funders to discuss how their support can help us to benefit local people affected by cancer. We keep our funders updated on the impact their investment has had, and invite trustees and their colleagues to pay us a visit to see our work first-hand.
To find out more about our partnerships with charitable trusts and foundations please get in touch.
Trusts & Major Donor Fundraiser
Telephone: 023 8067 2200