Brightlife funding has already been awarded to the following organisations:
(click on the logos to find out more about each project!)
Social Activities in Malpas (£32,875) and Social Activities in Winsford (£43,000)
£49,500 with Cheshire Wildlife Trust to deliver the tender for Accessing the Great Outdoors in Malpas.
Business Support (£50,000)
£60,000 worth of funding over two years to deliver a Buddy Scheme across Cheshire West and Chester
New Beginnings in Winsford (£60,000)
Fabulous 50 + Arts (Arts of Ageing) funding £60,000 for two years.
Digital Buddies (Intergenerational) Technologies project in Chester (£60,000)
New Horizons (£8,752 Bright Ideas)
Providing individualised support through one-to-one volunteer buddies for people who'd like to try some new activities in their community.
What's Cooking (£8,425 Bright Ideas)
A community club where people of all ages feel welcome and share their love of cooking (or just food!)
Silver Rainbows (£20,500 Bright Ideas)
Muir Housing Brighter Days (£5,596 Bright Ideas)
Digital Peer Training (£2,500 Bright Ideas)
Bridging the Gap (£17,699 Bright Ideas)
An inter-generational project bringing socially isolated older people and disabled young people together to share skills and experiences.
CommUnity Kitchen (£19,113 Bright Ideas)
A cooking club for older people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds, including Chinese, Japanese, Bangladeshi, Hungarian, and Indian.
Blacon on the Move (£15,700 Bright Ideas)
An accessible minibus service providing transport for local older people to attend social activities.
Fabweld 50+ (£19,905 Bright Ideas)
A mentoring scheme allowing retired engineers to help young welding apprentices, along with free welding and construction courses and workshops for any older people with an interest in construction.
Lite Bites Lunch Club (£10,258 Bright Ideas)
Expansion of a community-run, volunteer-led lunch club in one of Cheshire West’s most deprived areas.
West Cheshire - Sporting Memories (£20,000 Bright Ideas)
A social group providing reminiscence and light physical activity for older sports fans.
Sparkle Café (£19,876 Bright Ideas)
A monthly club for older people in Northwich who are experiencing hearing loss.
Create For Nature (19,070 Bright Ideas)
A hands-on scheme to allow older people to create attractive furniture from recycled timber to sell on to the public.
Vision Supported Communities (£20,000 Bright Ideas)
A dedicated support worker to provide advice and support to reduce isolation amongst older adults with sight loss in CWAC.
Growing Connections (£18,926 Bright Ideas)
A gardening project for older people living in assisted housing.
Engaged Motivated Informed (£19,700 Bright Ideas)
An activity programme for older people who have recently retired or been made redundant.
Bright Stars (£17,884 Bright Ideas)
A mentoring project connecting older ladies with young mums who have mental health and/or family breakdown issues.
Read and Connect (£20,000 Bright Ideas)
A book club especially designed for over-50s with a long term disabling condition and their carers.