Age Concern, Colchester & North East Essex have been awarded £5000 towards re‐establishing pop‐up dementia cafes across Colchester and Tendring to aid the mental heath and wellbeing of carers.
We awarded £5000 to Colchester & Tendring Youth Enquiry Service towards the development of counselling services for young people in Colchester whose mental health has been affected by the pandemic.
The Dance Network Association CIC in Colchester have been awarded £5000 towards the creation of dance classes and a social programme for older adults, people living with Dementia and Parkinson's and their families.
Build Charity covering Norwich and the surrounding area have been awarded £3,784 to reinstate their activities including dance, circuit‐training, swimming, walkabouts that encourage and promote healthy lifestyles benefitting the long‐term mental and physical health for people with disabilities and complex needs.
£3,342 was awarded to Gatehouse Caring in East Anglia to deliver an online Mindfulness for Later Life course for Norfolk residents over the age of 65.
During lockdown Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing organised virtual visits. They have been awarded £2,059 to support the expansion of the service.
Nelson's Journey based in Norfolk have been awarded £3,648 to support the work of their Child Bereavement Support work.
New‐U Enterprises provide support for unemployed young people and have been awarded £3,500 to run workshops to improve confidence, self‐esteem and develop employability skills.
Wellspring Family Centre in Dereham were awarded £5000 to support the running costs of the Well‐come project helping people recovering from mental illness.
BSEVC Mid Suffolk have been awarded £2000 towards their Later Life Community service which offers and activities to improve wellbeing, reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst older people.
Christian Youth Ministries has been awarded £4,191 to support students and teaching staff at Chantry Academy in Ipswich.
We awarded £2,500 to Family First Ipswich so they can continue to support vulnerable families via their mentoring programme and parenting courses.
Footsteps Walking With You in Suffolk have been awarded £2500 towards increasing their counselling provision for 11‐25-year-olds and support for their families.
Through their Call Companions service, Re-engage helps tackle isolation and loneliness in older people across Suffolk. They have been awarded £2000 to continue to run the service.
Riding for the Disabled (Woodbridge & District Group) have been awarded £3,458 to adapt their 'Pony Time' activity to meet the needs of those living with dementia and to use their Horse Care & Stable Management activities to encourage more children with social, emotional and mental health needs to attend.
We awarded £3,753 to Suffolk Family Carers to help family carers have more understanding of how to look after their own mental wellbeing, to help family carers be able to connect with their communities and each other, to help family carers understand trauma, identify the signs, and be able to use coping strategies.
The East of England Faiths Agency CIC have been awarded £3000 towards the production of a game to be used in care homes in Suffolk to improve mental wellbeing.
The Mix in Stowmarket have been awarded £3,449 to support the Greenlights mentoring project to deliver 1:1 mentoring for local primary school pupils aged 9‐11 struggling with anxiety, social skills, emotional management and poor resilience.
The Seagull Lowestoft CIC have been awarded £3,720 towards the running of their Girls’ Confidence and Wellbeing group to help girls aged between 10-15 years to build their confidence and self-esteem and to improve their mental health.