Wishlist is a fund which provides grants to disadvantaged people, or people with disabilities.

The Wishlist criteria changes every 12 months. This year’s criteria is aimed at children and young people up to the age of 21 (Until July 2018 -where it will be reviewed by Trustees), who are disadvantaged or have disabilities. Through Wishlist, we aim to fund equipment, education, and/or leisure for the promotion of independence and to help young people and their families.

Wishlist can help to fund:

  • Multi sensory equipment
  • Proprioception kits
  • Specialist software
  • Respite care
  • Opportunities for trips away and days out
  • Confidence building and development of skills for daily life

Wishlist is maintained solely by donations and fundraising. If you would like to help us fund more grants, you can get involved and raise some money! Visit our fundraising pages or get in touch on 01539 735025.

You can download an application form here:

OS-056 Wishlist Grant Application Form.docx

OS-056A Wishlist Grant Application Guidance Notes-20180411103913.pdf

Some recent examples of Wishlist funding in 2018:

Steps Youth Club (11-19 year old) - “Received a grant to help members try new activities they may not get a chance to do otherwise, which in turn will help increase their confidence and become involved in public events”. Paul Gillard, Oaklea Support Worker. This included bowling at Holgates Leisure, Silverdale, Lancashire.

Oaklea customers can also get funding - here Alan from our registered care home in Ulverston applied for funds to get a garden shed. This would encourage being outdoors and keep Alan and fellow householders active. Sue Millington, Manager at the home: “Alan always had a very active life and we wanted to ensure he could continue his hobby. By having a proper shed, equipment can be stored safely year round. This will also be used by all the other customers at the accommodation and so benefits everyone. Gardening really promotes independence and a sense of well being.” Here Alan is pictured sorting the foundations for where the shed will go!

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Oaklea Trust
48 Stramongate
Kendal LA9 4BD

Telephone. 01539 735 025
Email. enquiries@oakleatrust.co.uk

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