Here are the schemes and projects that have been funded through Round 2 of the Live Well Wakefield Small Grants fund. The Live Well Wakefield Small Grants Fund is funded by Wakefield Council. Funding is allocated via the Live Well Small Grants Panel, which involves colleagues from Nova, Wakefield Council and SWYPFT.

Inspiring Community CIC

Details of the scheme:

Recruiting volunteers to befriend 3 groups of people on Portobello Estate. The 3 groups are:

  • elderly people who are isolated
  • elderly people who need to develop confidence in going out
  • and NEET young people

The aim is for the project to benefit the community and put less stress on stretched services.

Target beneficiaries:

Elderly people who are isolated, elderly people who need to develop their confidence in going out, and NEET young people.


Speak with IT

Details of the scheme:

Extending the current Speech Therapy project to reach more people in Wakefield District who are isolated due to their inability to communicate.

Target beneficiaries:

People in Wakefield District who are isolated due to their inability to communicate.


iSpace5 CIC

Details of the scheme:

The aims of the programme are to:

  • increase self-esteem and confidence
  • encourage participants to set goals around personal development
  • allow people to realise their own potential

Target beneficiaries:

Individuals identified by agencies such as WDH, police, statutory agencies and self-referrals. Individuals referred to the programme may be at risk of eviction, ASB, low motivation to seek employment, or struggling within education/training or living in poverty. It is also suitable for individuals who are experiencing family breakdown, struggling to manage their child’s behaviour within the home or individuals who feel overwhelmed with the stresses in their life, or individuals struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.


Spectrum People

Details of the scheme:

A series of 6 week courses to bring together young people aged 18+ with older people from local assisted living centres/care homes. The aim is to break down the barriers of ageism and also give a sense of self-worth to all participants.

Target beneficiaries:

Young adults and older residents of assisted living centres and care homes.


Home-Start Wakefield & District

Details of the scheme:

Employing a Helping Hands Worker for isolated parents across Wakefield District. The worker will support under confident isolated parents to encourage and enable them to access groups and activities in their own communities.

Target beneficiaries:

Isolated parents across Wakefield District.


POUCH

Details of the scheme:

Expanding the current offer of the group to support more parents with children with SEND who require help and support.

Target beneficiaries:

Parents and children with SEND in Ferrybridge/Knottingley.


Ossett War Memorial Community Centre

Details of the scheme:

To support and build the capacity and strength of the wellbeing provision currently delivered within the Centre by engaging a volunteer co-ordinator whose role will be to support the existing wellbeing offer whilst formalising and developing the volunteer programme.

Target beneficiaries:

Elderly people in Ossett and surrounding areas.


Tigers Trust

Details of the scheme:

Training 20 volunteers who will run a series of weekly, community-based sessions for older people and people with dementia focused on the history of Castleford Tigers RLFC and its impact on the local community. Sessions will also take place in local care homes.

Target beneficiaries:

Older people and people with memory impairments, carers of older people and people with memory impairments, volunteers, NHS and health providers.


Ward 3 Community Partnership Limited

Details of the scheme:

Continuation of the Zumba style dance and chair based activities for the less able to improve the wider health and wellbeing of people in the community.

Target beneficiaries:

People in Ward 17 of Wakefield District - Wakefield North (Peacock, Darnley and Flanshaw).


Age UK Wakefield District

Details of the scheme:

Recruit a team of 12 Volunteers to provide a “Follow On” Volunteer Programme offering bespoke support to service users who have previously been involved in the Social Contact Service, promoting confidence & independence within the community.

Target beneficiaries:

Elderly lonely and isolated people in Wakefield District.


Proper Job Theatre Company

Details of the scheme:

A drama-based LAB Wellbeing course using a cross community, cross generational approach where people 18+ who are isolated will have the opportunity to grow, learn, connect, and socialise together through the course sessions and post course mentoring activity.

Target beneficiaries:

People aged 18+ in Wakefield District who are suffering from low self-confidence, low self-esteem, mild mental health issues.


Incredible Edible Wakefield

Details of the scheme:

To increase the outdoor space available to meet the increasing demand for the service and also ensure there is a befriender at every session to welcome new participants, integrate them into the group and help signpost them to other health promotion services through the Health and Wellbeing hub situated adjacent to the edible community garden.

Target beneficiaries:

People in and around the Ossett community. The demographic of participants at other locations is 40% male and 60% female with the predominant age range being 45 - 65+.


Community and Local Mental Health Project (C.A.L.M.)

Details of the scheme:

To establish a Community Social Café at Queens Mill, Castleford delivering a range of mental health support services to young people of working age between 18-25.

Target beneficiaries:

Young people of working age between 18-25 who are feeling isolated and overwhelmed by living with poor mental health.