Grants

Felix Road Adventure Playground

Paddy Grace (MF trustee) presented Mandy Wilson and colleague from the Felix Road Adventure Playground, Bristol with a donation cheque from the Mears Foundation.

Mandy said.’Thank you ever so much for your support, you are like the real Santa Claus!'

The adventure playground allows kids to come and go as they please, with no entry fee. Both kids and adults can learn self-defence at the martial arts classes held at the park.

Successful Grant Applications

We receive a high number of applications from a whole range of projects. Funding of £250 was awarded to the below projects/charities . 

The Mears Foundation has chosen to support these charities based on specific criteria.

Please know that your efforts are important and worthy causes.

Dursley & District Old Peoples welfare group 
Southampton City Mission - (Loneliness)
The Boparan Charitable Trust (Rotherham branch nomination)
Breakthrough UK (Manchester) 
Fareshare (Bristol) 
Spadework (Kent) 
Mindsong (Gloucestershire)
Bristol Children's Help Society
Felix Road Adventure Playground  (Bristol) 
Young & Free (Bristol) 

Congratulations on receiving your grant

A total of £1850 worth of grants have been approved  to the charities/projects listed below:-

General Grant
Circle (Supporting families in Scotland)

Loneliness
Rotherham branch Age UK Christmas Lunch
Alva Care per sensory day
Home Group SW Wyatt House garden regeneration

Social Values Funding Requests
Elgin Soup & Sweet event
Livin Charity Challenge Day
Rotherham Lighthouse Homeless Shelter Soup Kitchen


We are pleased to be able to assist you with funding.

 

Thank you to all those who applied for our grants.

Friends 4U group

Mears Tannochside and West Lothian branches teamed up with assistance from Mears Scotland to provide a safe and secure disabled access garden area for a local Friends 4U group. The teams pulled together to provide the group with:- A shed 6ft fencing Security lights Outside water tap and electrical point

The Friends 4u Group was started by a local group of carers who wanted to bring together adults in the local community with disabilities and learning difficulties to provide a safe environment for all to socialise and take part in activities. We met with group representatives to discover what they felt they needed to achieve the environment they were looking for. With help from a £250 donation from the Mears Foundation and materials provided by Jewson, Buildbase and Greenside Garden Centre, we were able to fully achieve the outcome they desired.

Thanks to the Mears Foundation donation and the generosity of the local garden centre on the day, they were also able to fill each of the planting beds and provide a variety of flowers and herbs to start the group off with their planting plans.

The Friends 4U Group are now able to use the garden area as intended for wheelchair users to plant and grow flowers and herbs. The Group believe this is a garden that encourages the users to work and achieve goals independently and provides a safe environment for them to socialise.