Citywide Projects

On this page we have summarised each project using the information they gave in their funding submissions. If you would like to know more about any particular project, please contact the project direct. Contact details are given at the end of each summary.

Autism Plus

Who will this project help?
Between 20 and 40 people with learning disabilities

What is the project about?
Autism Plus has supported people with autism and lifelong disabilities from Hull for many years. However, service users currently travel to South Yorkshire because there is no suitable facility in the Hull area.  The funding will support a project to create a specialist support service for people with lifelong disabilities in Hull which would provide an innovative confidence and skills building programme and support around employment. A former resource centre in East Hull has been identified as a suitable facility, but the flat roof needs essential repairs. The funding will help pay for these to be done, so that after the roof is repaired, Autism Plus can deliver their services in Hull for the first time.

Who to contact about this project?
Paul Burton, Autism Plus, 01143 840273
mark.burton@autismplus.co.uk  

CASE Training

Who will this project help?
Around 500 people with a learning disability and their families

What is the project about?
CASE would use the funding to produce a Learning Disabilities newsletter which will be distributed to local people with learning disabilities in Hull, their families, carers and other support helping agencies.  CASE’s own learning disability trainees will produce the content, design and edit and co-ordinate distribution.

The newsletter will be in an easy read format and use photo symbols to promote positive health messages including healthy eating, sexual health and relationships, smoking cessation, obesity, dental health and personal hygiene.

The funding will enable the publication of two newsletters about 3 months apart.

Who to contact about this project?
CASE Training, 01482 609030
info@case4life.co.uk

Dove House Hospice

Who will this project help?
People with terminal illness and their families and carers

What is the project about?
Dove House Hospice will use the funding to undertake a programme of community awareness through pop-up community information and advice days. The overall aim of these events will be to inform the whole community of the services that the hospice provides and how they can directly help people suffering from life limiting illnesses, their families and their carers.

The events will also enable conversations with potential patients and their families and friends about how Dove House could help them improve their health whilst suffering from a life limiting illness, as well as highlighting the respite services they provide to carers so they can look after their own health too. 

Who to contact about this project?
Dove House Hospice, 01482 785743
fundraising@dovehouse.org.uk

Exploring Crafts

Who will this project help?
Around 100 adults

What is the project about?
Taking part in group craft activity can help people who are in chronic pain, suffering from depression or loneliness, or those with limited joint mobility by encouraging movement in fingers, hands and wrists. 

The funding will be used to support the delivery of Exploring Crafts sessions. Exploring Crafts is open to all ages, sexes and ethnicities and offers craft teaching that is free to attend. It can provide a learning and teaching experience by acquiring new talents or helping others learn them. It offers good company, and an outlet for expression by producing an end product for people's own use or one that can be passed on to a charity.

Who to contact about this project?
Linda Whitton, 01482 783517
lindamwhitt@aol.com

The Green Project

Who will this project help?
Around 50 people with mental health problems

What is the project about?
The Green Project (TGP) has 2 allotments in Hull and a one acre smallholding at Woodmansey. These are run with one regular, highly experienced volunteer at each site. Horticultural activity is proven to be of therapeutic benefit with participants experiencing improved mental health from social interaction and inclusion.

Some of this funding will help to run a minibus to take a group of people to the site at Woodmansey (at no cost to participants) and for them to grow their fruit and vegetables there. The produce grown and consumed will lead to a healthier diet as well as improved physical fitness and mental health.

Who to contact about this project?
The Green Project, 01482 343726
eddie@recyclingunlimites.org.uk

Hull & East Riding Panthers Disability Triathlon Club

Who will this project help?
People of any age with a disability, but mainly young people between 13 and 18 years of age

What is the project about?
Hull & East Riding Panthers Disability Triathlon Club is the first disability club of its kind in the country, providing sporting opportunities to disabled athletes, their siblings, friends, parents and carers. They coach in the 3 disciplines of swimming, cycling and running, adapting to individuals where necessary. The club offers a much needed, short break to parents and carers, providing a free escorted bus service to ensure participation and inclusion.

Club members are able to socialise and make new friends as well as increase their confidence. Activities encourage members to strive to achieve more by pushing themselves harder and by tackling new things that they would not have done before. The funding will support the continued activities of the club.

Who to contact about this project?
Hull Panthers, 07833 542790
hull.panthers.tri@live.co.uk

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind

Who will this project help?
Between 30 and 50 adults

What is the project about?
Hull & East Yorkshire Mind will use the funding to provide free, professional Life Coaching.  Many people experience social and financial difficulties, such as poor housing, unemployment, alcohol and drug issues. Life Coaching offers a useful alternative to counselling and therapies which is less stigmatising. 

Life Coaching will help people to move forward and feel mentally well. Consequently people will hopefully also feel more physically well, improve their relationships with family and friends and enhance their learning, employment and financial situation. The Life Coach will work with the individual to agree actions and produce a tailored Coaching Programme.

Who to contact about this project?
Hull & East Yorkshire Mind, 01482 240200
info@mindhey.co.uk

Hull and District Diabetes Support Group

Who will this project help?
Anyone with, or at risk of, developing diabetes

What is the project about?
For people who suffer from a long term condition, help and support is essential.  The Hull and District Diabetes Support Group offers information to the people of Hull to make them aware of diabetes and related health problems. They offer information about the help that is available and promote changes to lifestyle that could result in better health. The funding will help to support this important work.

Who to contact about this project?
Hull and District Diabetes Support Group, 01482 844933
hull_district_diabetes_support@hotmail.co.uk

Hull Remembers

Who will this project help?
Around 250 people aged 65 and over with mental illness

What is the project about?
The Hull Remembers project currently visits the elderly and infirm, including those with mental and/or physical disabilities. They also invite groups into their exhibition centre for fully participative talks and to immerse themselves in the memories of their younger days.

The funding will allow the project to provide refreshments and to develop the memory experience sessions to include sounds and smells as well as visual stimulants. The project will encourage families to bring in their elderly relatives to benefit from the experience at an individual level, and will provide  'homework' to support continued mental activity which may help to stimulate those with dementia-related illnesses.

Who to contact about this project?
Hull Remembers, 07956 178885
info@hull-remembers-co.uk

Hull’s Wellbeing Centre

Who will this project help?
Could be around 1000 adults with learning difficulties

What is the project about?
The project will support people with learning disabilities by teaching them numerous social skills such as cooking, budgeting, shopping, gardening, growing own herbs etc.  A  DJ workshop will teach participants how to use music as a therapy and a Holistic workshop will teach relaxation, calming and breathing techniques to lower stress levels.

Participants will receive tasters of Indian head, face and hand massage. Reiki and aromatherapy will also be on offer, along with instruction on how to blend oils for use in massage making products such as bath salts, face creams and body lotions.

Who to contact about this project?
Hull’s Wellbeing Centre 
Reception@HullswellbeingCentre.co.uk

The Humber Basketball Association

Who will this project help?
Black, minority or ethnic groups and children and young people

What is the project about?
The Humber Basketball Association project contains two key programmes:

Six 'All Nations' Street Basketball events will be held across the City over a two year period, targeting areas of deprivation and where there are high populations of black and minority ethnic communities who are less likely to engage in traditional sports.

'Hoops 4 Health Hull' is an interactive, health education programme promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices within local primary schools using local basketball players as role models.

The funding will support the long term aim to create at least three new community groups, one in each area of the City, to provide sustainable sport and physical activity opportunities for local residents.

Who to contact about this project?
The Humber Basketball Association
admin@basketballhumber.com

Journey to Recovery

Who will this project help?
Around 100 adults in recovery from substance misuse

What is the project about?
Journey to Recovery (J2R) provides support to people who are striving to overcome their addictions to drugs and alcohol. People in recovery from substance misuse have often experienced social isolation and self neglect. J2R has a football team, a walking group, a running group and, at the request of service users, plans to start a fishing group. These groups act as support networks to tackle the social isolation and self-neglect issues members may be dealing with.

There are plans to open a café, which will be subsidised for service users, to promote healthier eating and regular meals. They also intend to start a regular cooking group to raise awareness of healthy meals on a budget and to provide access to more fresh fruit and vegetables. The funding will support these plans.

Who to contact about this project?
Journey to Recovery, 01482 335331
www.j2rhull.org.uk

International Children’s Ostomy Educational Foundation

Who will this project help?
Children and young people with stomas

What is the project about?
The funding will help to provide a network of volunteers who will work to support children, young people and their families adjust to life with a stoma.

They will educate pre-surgical children by using a puppet equipped with an identical prosthesis, such as a colostomy or ileostomy bag or a catheter. They will also provide educational booklets covering topics such as changes in body image, clothing, dietary restrictions, sport restrictions, self-esteem, bullying etc.  They will facilitate mentoring sessions between adults, teenagers and child ostomates through regular meetings and through a professional mentored forum on the Foundation's main website.  Education will also include video diaries and light-hearted video documentaries.

Who to contact about this project?
Judith Spurling, 01482 813105
pedro1947uk@yahoo.co.uk

KIDS Hull

Who will this project help?
40 families (on average 2 parents one child)

What is the project about?
The funding will support KIDS Hull's ''Learn to Talk Together'' sessions aimed at very young, disabled children with poor conversation skills and lack of social understanding.  The sessions develop the physical, mental and communication skills of each child with intense speech and language therapy and staff also work with parents to teach them the skills to support their child's development in the long term.

With better communication skills, these children will be much more likely to access mainstream education, make friends and access sporting and social activities thus improving their physical and mental health. Participation within the group encourages children to interact positively, accept the presence of others, and communicate effectively with their other children.

Who to contact about this project?
KIDS Hull, 01482 467540
Jonathan.Greenwood@kids.org.uk

Mental Health Action Group

Who will this project help?
About 88 people with mental health issues

What is the project about?
The Mental Health Action Group (MHAG) offer a peer advocacy service for people with mental health issues.  They provide advice on issues such as housing, benefits, advocacy and form completion, as well supporting with ATOS assessments and tribunals. 

They have plans to provide self-help groups and a community drop-in service and would like take on new volunteers as peer mentors and peer support workers providing training for them and the charity’s trustees who would like to get more involved in the day-to-day running of the charity. The funding will help MHAG to realise these plans.

Who to contact about this project?
Mental Health Action Group, 01482 585244
info@mhag-hull.org

The PBC Foundation

Who will this project help?
22 people with long term conditions

What is the project about?
The PBC Foundation is the only organisation in the UK exclusively dedicated to providing support and information to those affected by Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC), a progressive autoimmune liver disease with no known cause or cure.

Currently there is little information or support for PBC sufferers so the Foundation will use the funding to hold a workshop in Hull to teach PBC sufferers, their relatives and partners the skills to help them change the way in which they view their condition, and how they self-manage.

The workshop will cover coping with the negative effects of PBC in a more positive manner and how to best approach day-to-day life. It will also include exercise-led sessions.

Who to contact about this project?
The PBC Foundation, 0131 556 6811
info@pbcfoundation.org.uk

The Prince's Trust

Who will this project help?
12 children and young people

What is the project about?
The Prince’s Trust will use the funding to deliver a ‘Get Started with Football’ programme to 12 young people aged 16-25 from deprived communities in Hull. These young people will have a range of needs including a high precedence of undiagnosed mental health issues, substance misuse, poor healthy living and sexual health knowledge and risky lifestyles. The brand of ‘Hull City’ will be a powerful hook to engage the hardest to reach young people.

The programme aims to motivate particularly disengaged young people through focusing on high quality football coaching and by getting them active and engaged in other exciting activities which will support personal development, as well as improving their physical and mental health. 

Who to contact about this project?
The Prince’s Trust, 01482 211368
james.epworth@princes-trust.org.uk

Search

Who will this project help?
Up to 100 people on low incomes and people with a long term condition

What is the project about?
Living Better for Less helps people gain new skills in growing their own food, cooking it and sharing it with others. They also help people source healthier, low cost food by providing buying tips and cooking fact sheets.  People with long term illnesses or disabilities have become engaged and enabled through the project, making real changes to their lifestyle, as well as their attitudes to hard physical work and exercise, within their abilities. The project has significantly enriched participants’ mental health and reduced their social isolation.     

The funding will enable the project to work with up to 12 new groups in new locations, to cultivate land to grow food on and to provide low cost healthy cooking sessions.

Who to contact about this project?
Search, 01482 851008
iwant2livebetter@gmail.com

Time Bank Hull and East Riding

Who will this project help?
Approximately 200 people

What is the project about?
Participants will take part in ‘GROUP COOKS’ to make healthy ready meals to take home to eat later or freeze. As their confidence increases, participants will be encouraged to pass on the recipes they have learnt to other time bank members through the 'COOK CHAIN' which will earn time credits from the recipient.

The READY RECIPE BOX initiative enables people to buy boxes which contain a week's supply of bulk bought and, where possible, locally sourced ingredients with instructions for making time bank seasonal recipes from scratch in their own homes.

The funding will enable Time Bank to kick start these specific projects with the aim of them becoming self-sustaining.

Who to contact about this project?
Time Bank, 01482 464962
kate@timebankhullandeastriding.co.uk

Us Girls Alive

Who will this project help?
Minimum of 48, 16 to 25 year old females

What is the project about?
Us Girls Alive is part of a national initiative that will support young females from disadvantaged communities to participate in health and wellbeing activities.

The project focuses on personal development whilst offering an opportunity for progression through the recruitment of "motivators" who assist in the development of Us Girls Alive clubs and signpost members to local physical activity programmes across the city. As well as sport, the "motivators" will be involved in providing inclusive and informative activities that combine social activity with health improvement. 

The project will recognise and overcome barriers to participation, such as not owning a pair of trainers, or never having been in a leisure centre before.

The funding will support the recrutiment of the motivators and the project's wider activities.

Who to contact about this project?
The Warren, 01482 218115
jae@thewarren.org