Grand Charity Minor Grants
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Grand Charity Minor Grants

24 August 2012

The latest Grand Charity Minor Grants have been awarded to ten charities. The grants which amount to £23,000, are in the areas of medical research, support for vulnerable people and youth opportunities.

£1,500: Harvest Trust

Provides week-long respite holidays for groups of withdrawn and disadvantaged children.

Headquarters located in West Wales.

£1,500 London Narrow Boat Trust

Provides inexpensive holidays on the inland waterways for children and young people, with an emphasis on those from deprived urban areas or who are disadvantaged in some way.

Boats/trips located in the Grand Union Canal, Braunston & Northants.

£5,000 Bag Books

Charity produces multi-sensory books and story-telling sessions for people with severe and multiple learning disabilities.

Headquarters located in London.

£5,000 Different Strokes

Provides information, advice, support and rehabilitation services for young stroke survivors helping them to make the best possible recovery.

Headquarters located in Buckinghamshire.

£2,500 Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

Provides free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs, to ensure they get the education they deserve.

Headquarters located in Essex.

£1,500 LOOK (National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children)

Provides support and information to visually impaired children and young people.

Headquarters located in Warwickshire.

£2,500 Sand Rose Project

Provides free breaks in Cornwall for families who have suffered bereavement.

Headquarters located in Cornwall.

£1,500 Shelter Cymru

Helps eliminate homelessness and poor housing through provision of housing advice, training, education and information.

Headquarters located in South Wales.

£1,000 Sky Badger

Helps disabled people and their families to access vital support via an easy to navigate website.

Headquarters located in Bedfordshire.

£1,000 National Search and Rescue Association

Provide training and equipment for 100 specialist search and rescue dogs across UK.

Headquarters located in Lancashire.

TOTAL: £23,000

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