Grant award to York Hospital Radio

Grant award to York Hospital Radio

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to York Hospital Radio.

York Hospital Radio is a voluntary radio service broadcasting via Hospedia 24 hours a day to the patients, visitors and staff in the York Hospital. 

The station is staffed entirely by volunteers who together provide a mix of entertainment, information, great music, news and friendly chat. York Hospital Radio is self funded through sponsorship and other fund raising initiatives run throughout the year!

Grant award to SASH

Grant award to SASH

The Trustees are pleased to report a further grant award to SASH.

SASH is a youth homelessness charity that works across York, North and East Yorkshire.

They help young people aged 16-25 who are facing homelessness.

SASH do not run a hostel or own any property. The accommodation they offer is through our Nightstop and Supported Lodgings services, which rely on volunteer ‘hosts’ who offer a spare room in their own home. The services are as much about supporting young people to resolve the problems which have led to them becoming homeless as they are about putting a roof over their head. Part of this support is provided through the SASH Active programme.

Those they support are referred to them by Local Authorities and other partner agencies. 

Grant award to York Rescue Boat

Grant award to York Rescue Boat

The Trustees are pleased to report a further grant award to York Rescue Boat.

York Rescue Boat is an independent lifeboat and search and rescue team based in York, North Yorkshire. Their work centres around the Rivers Ouse and Foss in York.

Uniquely they work to make the city safer by carrying out combined patrols by boat and on foot at high-risk times every weekend throughout the year as opposed to just responding to emergency calls.

The team is on call 24 hours a day to provide assistance and specialist equipment to both the police and fire service.

As a charity, they rely on the generosity of members of the public, every member of the team are volunteers with no paid staff. This ensures all money donated to York Rescue Boat goes straight back into equipping our team, continuing our work and funding our youth education program.

Grant award to Macmillan Yorkshire Appeal

Grant award to Macmillan Yorkshire Appeal

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to The Macmillan Yorkshire appeal.

Last year (2020), Macmillan lost over £1 million in income across Yorkshire. The grant will go towards the cost of covering emergency response and vital services for the 179,000 people currently living with cancer in the region.

Grant funds can support people living with cancer in Yorkshire and help the NHS to diagnose people early and treat them as quickly as possible. They will do this by:

  • investing in critical new Macmillan professionals, like nurses and support workers
  • providing training and resources to existing professionals so they can give people with cancer the support they need, every step of the way
  • providing Macmillan Grants to help the most financially vulnerable patients cover essential costs
  • helping people avoid financial difficulties by providing expert advice around benefits, finances and work through the Macmillan Support Line.
Grant award to Survive

Grant award to Survive

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Survive.

Survive, based in Micklegate, York offers specialist counselling and support work to men and women across North Yorkshire who have experienced sexual trauma including rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse as well as grooming, sexual exploitation and the coercive sexual control often present in abusive relationships