Grants on offer to help charities and community groups combat loneliness - The Rugby Observer

Grants on offer to help charities and community groups combat loneliness

Rugby Editorial 24th Feb, 2023   0

FUNDS to help combat loneliness are on offer from a Rugby care home.

Overslade Care Home, run by Barchester Healthcare, is offering three grants totalling £30,000 for local charities and community groups.

The Jeanette Gill Special Awards are named after a former Barchester resident who generously donated part of her legacy to the company’s Charitable Foundation.

The three grants – worth £15,000, £10,000 and £5,000 – are open to groups and individuals in need, and will be awarded to projects that enrich lives and encourage an active lifestyle through arts, music, sports and culture for older people or adults with a disability or mental health challenges.

The Foundation is particularly interested in innovative initiatives that tackle isolation and loneliness.

Barchester CEO Dr Pete Calveley said: “We were extremely touched that one of our residents donated so generously to Barchester’s Charitable Foundation.

“We thought it would be fitting to create these flagship grants in her honour and memory as a tribute to the lives she is helping. These grants will make a big difference to those in need.”

Visit to apply before the closing date of March 26.

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