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Yearly Archives: 2016

Surviving the Longest Night of Winter

Today is the Winter Solstice. This is when the Northern Hemisphere sees its shortest day of the year with the Sun rising for just 7 hours and 50 minutes. In some cultures winter solstice (or midwinter as it […]

Samworth Foundation job vacancy

Director, The Samworth Foundation (about 14 hours per week on average. Flexibility on phasing.) The Samworth Foundation seeks a part time Director to be responsible to the Trustees for the management, strategy and policy of the Foundation. This […]

FareShare supports breakfasts for schoolchildren

FareShare is a registered charity that redistributes surplus food created by the food industry to charitable groups and organisations which provide meals to people in, or at risk of being in food poverty. The food they rescue is […]

CFF pilots programme to help tackle anxiety

With a £1,900 contribution from the Sir Timothy Brooks Fund, Centre for Fun and Families delivered a pilot programme for young people and their families affected by anxiety. Of seven people who initially started the programme, one reported […]

Boxing and other sports at The Friends Hub

Funding of £498 from the Hanwill Fund helped The Friends Hub to provide a range of sporting activities for young people aged between 11 and 18 from a range of ethnic backgrounds over a six month period last […]

Out of Hours Club helps young people enjoy days out

With a grant of £500 from the High Sheriff of Rutland’s Fund, Out of Hours Club Rutland has enabled special and additional needs young people in Rutland to independently move around the local area unsupported by their parents, […]

Fun times for Yummy Tots

Yummy Tots Parent & Toddler Group provides a safe place for pre-school children to play and socialise, and their parents/carers to feel supported. The group is primarily to help people from the Wykin Estate in Hinckley, and surrounding […]

Ball4All Basketball Camps lead to Rutland Thunders

With funding from William Colton Youth Sport Fund, Ball4All were able to provide a series of basketball camps to young people in a number of Rutland villages during the summer and autumn of last year. The grant enabled […]

Extra fun at Christmas Fun Day

With a grant from the Bobby Dhanjal Foundation, Forward Thinking Movement and Dance were able to provide gifts to over sixty children at their Christmas fun day last year, run to bring the magic of Christmas to children […]