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We want our grant giving to provide transformational change to the lives of those most in need and we are extremely proud of the charities with whom we partner to help us achieve this goal. These organisations have been carefully selected and possess the operational expertise and resources to better assess the need and tangible benefit of our grants. Our partnerships are intended to be long lasting and, as we add to these partnerships in the coming years, we expect to be able to reach out and help many more individuals and families in need.

Grants have been provided to the following Charity Partners in the last 6 months :

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Family Fund

www.familyfund.org.uk

Family Fund provides grants and services to families on low incomes who are raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.  They provide grants for a wide range of items such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing and computers.  All support aims to help break down the barriers families face and improve quality of life.

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Independence at Home

www.independenceathome.org.uk

Independence at Home provide grants to people of all ages who have a physical or learning disability or long-term illness and who are in financial need. This financial help enables them to obtain mobility and disability equipment, home adaptations and other essential items to make an immediate, practical and positive effect on daily life at home.

Man and boy smiling, riding on pedal powered vehicle

Phab

www.phab.org.uk

Phab offers very special, inclusive living experience Residential Projects to children and young people aged from 8 to 25 to allow them to take part in a whole range of challenging and exciting activities at fully accessible outdoor activity centres at Bendrigg Lodge in the Lake District or Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest.

Around 115 children and young people each year spend a weekend or week away with Phab, fully supported by around 95 Phab volunteers and carers and the Centres’ own experienced staff. Phab volunteers receive tailored training to enable them to support the children and, where needed, a special carer can accompany a child.

Whizz Kidz in front of a giant whiteboard

Whizz-Kidz

http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/

Whizz-Kidz is a registered charity that has the expertise to assess and provide specialist mobility equipment and training to children with disabilities who are under the age of 18.  The Edward Gostling Foundation has been in a successful match funding partnership with them for the past 13 years and we refer applicants under 18 who require such equipment to them.  Between April and September of this year our combined funding and their knowledge has enabled 106 disabled children to receive the mobility equipment they require. 

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