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Nimbuscare invests back into local communities through its Community Fund



Nimbuscare has allocated around £80,000 worth of grant funding to 19 different community-based projects and organisations across the York that are working to enhance the mental health and emotional wellbeing of local people.

Having launched the Nimbuscare Community Fund earlier this year, the not-for-profit provider of primary care services, which is made up of 11 GP practices across York, invited community groups and projects to apply for grants that met specific criteria aimed at improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of local people.

The Two Ridings Community Foundation, an independent charity, helped to asses the applications and allocate the funding on Nimbuscare’s behalf. From the first round of funding available, grants have now been allocated to: Accessible Arts & Media; Big Futures Foundation; Haxby & Wigginton Seniors’ Social Group; Home-Start York; Kyra Women’s Project; Newton-Upon-Derwent Methodist Church & Community Centre; Open Country; Pocklington Rugby in the Community; Refugee Action York; Shine21; St Leonard’s Hospice; St Thomas’ Church; Talking About Loss; The Conservation Volunteers; Thrive Outside; Thunk-It Theatre Ltd; Tool Box Drama; York Neighbours; and the York Travellers Trust.

Refugee Action York, Kyra Women’s Project and York Travellers Trust are all using their funding for counselling and a therapy programme to build up resilience and support the emotional needs of York people.

The funding awarded to Thrive Outside, Open Country and The Conservation Volunteers will be spent on outdoor projects to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Maddy Ruff, Chief Executive of Nimbuscare, said: “As a relatively young but rapidly growing not-for-profit organisation, it’s very important to us here at Nimbuscare that we give something back to the communities that we serve. That’s why we launched our Community Fund earlier this year and invited grant applications from organisations and projects in the York area that enhance and promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of local people. We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the Two Ridings Community Foundation, which is helping to allocate the grant funding on our behalf.

"We were absolutely thrilled by the number and quality of the applications that we received in response to our initial round of funding - they’re all incredibly deserving and making a tangible difference to local people of all ages. It’s wonderful to be able to support their good work and we look forward to helping even more fantastic local groups and projects with our Community Fund in the future.”

Harriet Johnson, Head of Programmes and Partnerships for the Two Ridings Community Foundation, said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Nimbuscare on this fund. They have generously supported a number of groups from York to allow them to continue the vital work that they do in our community. They have shared their insight into the communities they care for and the feedback from their patients to ensure funding gets to where it’s needed.”

Community groups and projects and charities that missed out this time around will soon be able to apply as part of Nimbuscare’s second round of grant funding allocations, details of which will be announced later this year.

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Dalton Terrace Surgery

Dalton Terrace, Glentworth, York

Old School Medical Practice

Horseman Lane, Copmanthorpe, York

Unity Health

Kimberlow Hill Surgery, Kimberlow Rise, York, North Yorkshire

Elvington Medical Practice

York Road, Elvington, York

Pocklington Group Practice

The Beckside Centre, 1 Amos Drive, Pocklington, York

York Medical Group

Acomb Surgery, 199 Acomb Road, York

Front Street Surgery

14 Front Street, Acomb, York

Priory Medical Centre

Cornlands Road, Acomb, YORK YO24 3WX

Haxby Group

Gale Farm Surgery, 109-119 Front Street, Acomb, York


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Heworth, 89 East Parade, Heworth, York