Huby Playing Fields Association

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant has been pledged to Huby Playing Fields Association.

The grant will help fund a replacement sports pavilion to be built in 2022

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

The Trustees are pleased to report a grant award to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre raise the roof campaign.

The main roof has been there since the theatre was built 85 years ago without any major need for repair or replacement and the time has come to make sure that it will last at least another 85 years.

They plan to undertake the following work:

* Repair the main auditorium roof to ensure it is watertight for the next 85 years and install insulation.

* Replace the fly tower roof and install insulation.

* Install solar panels onto the new fly tower roof to reduce our energy costs.

The theatre was built in 1935 at the instigation of Seebohm Rowntree for the benefit of Rowntree workers and the local community. It is still a vitally important part of York’s social infrastructure, giving opportunities to many volunteers and performers to hone their skills.

It is a Grade II listed building and is the only remaining Rowntree building still used for its original purpose – a place for recreation and entertainment. The theatre is used by a core of over 35 local amateur and professional organisations and staged 170 performances in the last financial year. Attendances totalled over 33,500 across all shows providing affordable entertainment and performace opportunities to the people of York and the surrounding area.

The theatre is managed entirely by volunteers and provides opportunities to learn skills and keep active

Live Music Now North East

The trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Live Music Now.

Live Music Now North East is based in York and is responsible for the delivery of work across the whole of the Yorkshire area -both rural and urban. They work to develop strong local partnerships with health, education and cultural organisations to ensure that their work is sustainable and relevant to local need. The early career musicians who are based locally are trained to develop their professional musical skills to connect and communicate with those who have little opportunity to access live music. Their work in York includes delivery of projects in partnership with SNAPPY and Woodlands Neurological Rehabilitation Centre as well as a longer-term residency at Amarna Care home in Acomb in
2019.

Age UK York

The trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Age UK York.

Age UK York is a local charity supporting the older people of York, their families and carers. They provide a wide range of services which make a valuable difference to the lives of older people. They have been supporting the older people of York since 1971.

Leeds Hospitals Charity

The trustees are pleased to report a grant award to Leeds Hospitals Charity.

Leeds Hospitals Charity is the official charity for Leeds Teaching Hospitals. The hospitals in Leeds provide
care for people from across Yorkshire, including York. Leeds Children’s Hospital alone offers 28 areas of
specialist paediatric care, a highly specialised congenital cardiac service, one of only three UK paediatric
liver transplant centres, bone marrow and kidney transplant centres, and the largest neonatal unit in the UK.
If a child from York, for example, needs a transplant or specialist cardiac care, they will receive this in Leeds.

In relation to adult care, they are the regional centre for Neurosciences, which includes spinal surgery,
neurosurgery and stroke. Leeds provides specialist cardiac services and the largest service for treating heart
attacks in the country. It is a centre of specialised surgery including hand surgery, which forms the basis of
this application. The Leeds Cancer Centre provides some of the most advanced treatment and care for
patients with cancer anywhere in the world. Adults from York and the surrounding areas benefit from all
these specialist services.

The grant help fund a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation system, the PrimusRS, to transform
patient rehabilitation at Leeds Teaching Hospital’s Hand Surgery & Rehabilitation Unit. This highly specialist
equipment is not provided by the NHS.