Grants Awarded 2006
Each year the SCAN committee invites bids for the award of grants from £50-£200 and the successful bids are awarded their grants at the beginning of September. This year the successful local causes were as follows:
Thrive is a local charity based in Cardiff catering for families that have children with special needs. The group is organised and managed by parents of disabled children. They offer the opportunity to meet on a social basis and take part in lots of different social activities. Thrive meets every Saturday morning and afternoon at different venues in Cardiff and the £200 that SCAN awarded this charity will help to pay for the hire of these venues.
A local group linked to Tabernacle Baptist Church in Penarth who work in the Vale of Glamorgan to help alleviate the area’s homeless problem through the provision of guaranteed bond certificates to landlords. SCAN awarded this local charity £200 which will enable Home Access to help house another person or family.
Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales
Bobath exists to improve the quality of life for all children throughout Wales who have cerebal palsy by the unique provision of Bobath therapy. They provide therapy regardless of the severity of the disability and at no cost for the family. Bobath submitted a bid to purchase three items of specialist equipment for use during therapy sessions. They were awarded £189.45 which will cover the cost of these items.
A Welsh charity which supports some of the most vulnerable children and young people in Wales by providing an independent advocacy, participation and family group conferencing service. The £200 awarded from the SCAN account will be used to help furnish a room which young people can work in either when participating in the Advisory Group or when working with an advocate on their individual needs.
The Public Relations team hope to interview each local group over the coming months and write their stories in the forthcoming editions of ‘Cardiff News’ so look out for the monthly articles!