Organisations and community groups in Worcester are being encouraged to apply for a grant of up to £14,000 from the Prime Foundation to help towards local projects or initiatives.
The Foundation invests in communities where Prime, a health and care property developer, has built new facilities using a proportion of profits – ensuring with each build that money is invested locally for good causes. As Prime is based in Worcester and the majority of its employees also live in the county, it also looks to support causes close to home with an annual donation of funds within Worcestershire.
Worcestershire-based projects which match one or more of the foundation’s aims: advancing education outside the classroom, promoting good physical and mental health and/or furthering the enhancement of social wellbeing through recreation will be considered for full or part funding.
The Prime Foundation grants have previously supported a number of causes across Worcestershire. Last year, funding enabled Vamos Theatre to take their production Love Through Double Glazing on tour, delivering silent theatre to care home residents from behind a window to protect their safety. One audience member, Beattie, from Greenhill Park Care Home, Evesham said of the experience, “It made me feel alive again.”
A grant was also awarded to Worcester Snoezelen, a space providing multisensory experiences for children and adults with autism alongside other conditions, for sensory equipment and software. Jane Roberts, Chief Officer at Worcester Snoezelen said, “We’re so grateful…the new equipment purchased has enhanced the quality of multi-sensory sessions at the Worcester Snoezelen and within the community”.
Applications for funding are open from now until the 13th of March 2022. For more information or to make an application click here.