Some organisations recently supported by the Openwork Foundation

Our funding focus supports disadvantaged children and young people between 0 and 18 years of age in the UK and overseas who face social, physical or mental challenges. We provide grants to charities to deliver change that lasts, providing long-term solutions and support for these children.  Here are some of the local charities to benefit from a grant:

CHAS (Children's Hospice Association Scotland), Glasgow provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.  Our grant of £10,000 will help to fund a specialist CHAS nurse's post to provide palliative care for more children.
 
Rainbow Trust Family Support Workers provide emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.  Our £10,000 grant will part fund the salary of a Family Support Worker in their Durham based team.
 
Ty Cariad Africa, Sub Saharan Africa.  This UK based charity raises money to help orphans and vulnerable children in sub saharan Africa.  Our £10,000 grant will go towards the proposed build of a new accommodation block for orphaned older children.

CCHF All About Kids in West Sussex works to enhance the lives of vulnerable children by providing residential activity and respite breaks.  Our £8,250 grant will provide 25 children with a four night residential respite activity break during the Summer school holidays.

South Woodham Ferrers Rotary Club in Gambia funds local community associations both locally and abroad.  Our £10,000 grant will help to support the building of two schools in Gambia.

The Royal Manchester  Children's Hospital Charity raises funds to ensure continued excellence in treatment, care and research to enhance the lives of thousands of patients and their families each year.    Our £10,000 grant will fund the purchase of sensory play equipment.  
 
Prior's Court in Berkshire provides school and young adult provision for young people aged 5 to 25 who are severely affected by their autism.  Our £10,000 grant will help to fund an art room and musical equipment.
 
Bath Swim Therapy aims to improve the lives of disabled and special needs children by providing them with access to swimming lessons with a specialist teacher.  Our £7,000 grant will help to run 2 weekly after school swimming clubs for disabled children (5-18 years old)  for one academic year.
 
Enable Scotland campaigns to fight discrimination for people who have learning disabilities.  Our £10,000 grant will fund the Summer Fun-shine project and provide 200 hours of fun, stimulating and meaningful activities for 22 children and young people with profound and complex needs, whilst providing much needed respite during the summer holidays for 78 carers/parents.