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Grant helps Canine Partners new residential facility

Canine Partners trains assistance dogs to help people with complex physical disabilities with everyday tasks such as opening and closing doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches and getting help in an […]

St Philip’s Centre Independent Oversight contract

Forward with Confidence Service Specification for Independent Oversight   The St Philip’s Centre is currently undertaking a thorough review of its governance structure, legal constitution, aims and objectives as an organisation. This review is designated “Forward with Confidence.” […]

Mud kitchen helps students experience natural play

Birch Wood Special School provides for children aged 4-19 with Special Educational Needs from the local community of Melton Mowbray and across Leicestershire and Rutland. The school currently has 150 students on roll with a range of moderate, […]

Together – they can!

With a £1,000 grant from Sport’s Relief Community Cash, Together We Can was able to establish a specialised group for young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties. When they realised there was no appropriate provision for people […]

Ball4All summer camp success with Sports Relief Community Cash

Sports Relief Community Cash provided a £1000 grant to fund a Ball4All summer camp, which allowed young people in Rutland to advance physically and mentally through basketball training and self-improvement lessons. The Ball4All group is passionate about teaching […]

Anand Mangal group programme develops with Sports Relief

Older BME women in Leicestershire are represented and supported by Anand Mangal, a community group which works to promote the reduction of isolation. Language barriers and loneliness often leave these women at a disadvantage in the local community, […]

Have your say in our Community Consultation Survey

Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation is taking part in Vital Signs for the first time this year – an initiative originally pioneered by Community Foundations of Canada in 2006, and adapted more recently for the UK. Vital Signs […]

FareShare project addresses real issue of holiday hunger

With a grant of £5,000 from the Comic Relief Local Communities fund, FareShare East Midlands was able to address the issue of ‘holiday hunger’ in Leicester, which is gaining more recognition nationally. The grant contributed towards the core […]

Exploring emotions and colours with Wriggle Dance Theatre

With funding of £1500 from the John Laing Foundation and Leicestershire Fund, Wriggle Dance Theatre was able to run a series of workshops across Leicestershire to tie in with a performance held at the Attenborough Arts Centre in […]

PROSTaid support group set up for Rutland

PROSTaid is a prostate cancer charity that funds prostate cancer specialist nurses in Urology at the point of diagnosis, in Oncology and Palliative care, and also runs support groups in Leicestershire where local men who have themselves been […]