Our Funding Partnerships team’s goal is to build mutually rewarding relationships with funding partners. These include grant making organisations as well as philanthropic individuals.
The team secures vital income for important projects that depend wholly on voluntary income. From a prospective donor’s point of view, this offers the satisfaction of being able to support the area of work of most interest to them, with the knowledge that the donation is making an important contribution to improve the lives of people with learning disability.
Examples of Hft projects that are wholly dependent on fundraised income:
The FCSS is a free national service providing invaluable information and support to family carers of people with learning disabilities or autism.
Luv2meetU supports people with learning disabilities and autism to develop friendships and relationships, widening their circle of friends, and helping to prevent isolation.
To ensure that facilities meet the changing needs of the people we support, we have an ongoing capital development programme that supports both the expansion of our services, and the relocation of our existing services, creating new services where required.
Example – Gloucester Capital Development Programme
We’re currently in the process of supporting 55 people that have been supported in two rural sites in Gloucestershire, to move into new specially designed accommodation in the community.
The plan is to expand our development over six different sites until all 55 people have homes that they are happy in, are with or near their friends, cater for their needs and allow them to continue to live the best lives possible.
Example – new specialist services
In 2016, we opened a new service specialising in support for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome and people with challenging behaviour, and more recently opened a new transition service for young people in Bedfordshire.