What’s Happening at Halton Older Peoples Empowerment Network

Dear committee

As a member of Halton OPEN and hearing about the elusive Lottery grant that could appear, my I point out the following.

Many of your committee meetings to my recollection over the past 5 years, revolved around money and the enclosed examples of lottery grants from 2017 to 2020 have been for many activities but non for Halton OPEN and in my observation there is non in the pipeline.

Ironically the first lottery grant to Halton was for a pensioner. A Second World War Veteran from Widnes awarded (£1,300) for a commemorative visit to Malta in April, 2004.

Halton OPEN has been given the run around by Councillors (some on the committee), Council officers, CEO of Age Uk, staff at Age Uk, well informed local activists and many more during its difficult times to elevate its responsibility in representing pensioners in Halton. Clare Lightfoot in my opinion acted as we were using a straw to drink with.

Shame on them that did not support and help the Halton OPEN committee and chair to achieve a lottery grant.

Having worked hard at HDP as a volunteer/director from December 2017 till December 2018. Their Lottery grant of £413,952 arriving 21 March 2018. My correct protocol in handling the grant got me turfed out of HDP as a trouble maker. I noted that salary levels were more London based than Liverpool, perhaps lottery grants cloud peoples minds as to what the grants are for.

Looking forward to our next AGM.

James Owen

Halton St Helens VCA – COVID-19 Project

£69,740 to Halton and St Helens Voluntary and Community Action on 2 June, 2020

Location Town Centre, St Helens South and Whiston, St. Helens

This Is Community

£9,100 to Four Estates Limited on 22 May, 2020

Location Halton Brook, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All             Active Project

Vision Support’s Assistive Technology Project

£8,975 to Vision Enhancement Services on 22 May, 2020

Location Appleton, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All                    Active Project

Volunteer Training and Development

£9,232 to Halton Citizens Advice Bureau on 3 April, 2020

Location Appleton, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All                     Active Project

Healthy lives- no more knives

£10,000 to Power in Partnership Limited on 27 March, 2020

Location Halton Lea, Weaver Vale, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All       Active Project

Stick ‘n’ Step Cheshire Centre (2)

£345,488 to Stick ‘n’ Step on 20 March, 2020

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme Reaching Communities           Active Project

Positive Lifeology Learn to Live Happy

£10,000 to Transform Lives Company on 17 February, 2020

Location Halton Castle, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All           Active Project

Sparkling Brighter Project

£224,254 to Sam’s Diamonds on 31 January, 2020

Location   Riverside, Halton, Halton Grant Programme Reaching Communities              Active Project

Off The Ropes

£9,543 to Off The Ropes on 6 December, 2019

Location Riverside, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All                Active Project

Art of Engagement

£10,000 to Halton Speak Out CIO on 21 October, 2019

Location Norton South, Weaver Vale, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

ChAPS – Sustainability Project

£384,229 to CHESHIRE AUTISM PRACTICAL SUPPORT LTD on 17 October, 2019

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme Reaching Communities         Active Project

Multisensory Room

£9,202 to Beechwood Primary School on 27 June, 2019

Location Beechwood, Weaver Vale, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

United Together

£9,300 to United Giving Ltd on 6 June, 2019

Location Appleton, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

ReSport Project

£9,700 to Cathie Stankevitch Foundation on 9 May, 2019

Location Hough Green, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

The Feel Good Garden

£10,000 to St. Michaels Catholic Primary School on 18 April, 2019

Location Ditton, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Power Up!

£189,000 to Power in Partnership Limited on 25 March, 2019

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme Reaching Communities            Active Project

Ways to Wellbeing

£378,497 to Wellbeing Enterprises CIC on 25 March, 2019

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme Reaching Communities            Active Project

Day Hospice Hearing Loop & Group devices

£3,830 to Halton Haven Hospice on 21 February, 2019

Location Norton South, Weaver Vale, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Carer Respite Breaks

£10,000 to Halton Adults with Learning Disability Support on 14 February, 2019

Location Beechwood, Weaver Vale, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Terra Firma

£4,590 to Parish of St Maximilian Kolbe on 14 February, 2019

Location Halton Brook, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Community Lunch

£9,028 to Open Door (Runcorn) on 17 January, 2019

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Carousel Community Mutual Aid (CCMA)

£7,990 to Carousal Community Mutual Aid on 13 December, 2018

Location Appleton, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Runcorn Fire Station allotment & garden

£10,000 to Cheshire Fire Authority on 29 November, 2018

Location Heath, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

New Start – Veterans Community Museum

£6,100 to VETERANS COMMUNITY MUSEUM on 29 November, 2018

Location Halton Castle, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Bridgewater Park Primary School’s Early Years & Family Support Area

£10,000 to Bridgewater Park Primary School on 23 November, 2018

Location Halton Castle, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Refurbishment of Sensory Loss Centre

£10,000 to Vision Enhancement Services on 4 October, 2018

Location Appleton, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Switched ON

£9,795 to MakoDigital Arts CIC on 4 October, 2018

Location Hough Green, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

The Wellbeing Project

£10,000 to Gateway Community LTD on 27 September, 2018

Location Riverside, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Connecting The Community

£9,919 to Victoria Music Ltd on 6 September, 2018

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Luncheon Club

£7,500 to St Mary’s PCC on 9 August, 2018

Location Riverside, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

All Together Now!

£300,000 to LOOSE on 1 August, 2018

Location Riverside, Halton, Halton Grant Programme Reaching Communities  Active Project

CHI Community Kitchen

£10,000 to Creative Health Initiatives CIC on 5 July, 2018

Location Windmill Hill, Weaver Vale, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Strengthening carers through brief relaxing breaks

£10,000 to Halton Carers Centre Limited on 28 June, 2018

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Parent/Carer Training Programme

£9,450 to CHESHIRE AUTISM PRACTICAL SUPPORT LTD on 28 June, 2018

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Halton Histories

£7,800 to Daniel Adamson Preservation Society on 17 May, 2018

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

“The 11”

£9,942 to Four Estates Limited on 12 April, 2018

Location Halton Brook, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Recharging and Restoring Carers

£9,662 to Recharge & Restore CIC on 26 March, 2018

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Halton Disability Partnership (HDP)

£413,952 to Halton Disability Partnership on 21 March, 2018

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme Reaching Communities             Active Project

Toilet and Cabin at Allotment Site

£5,265 to Hough Green Allotment Association on 21 February, 2018

Location Broadheath, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Essential Funding and Finance Skills

£9,800 to Halton and St Helens Voluntary and Community Action on 3 January, 2018

Location Town Centre, St. Helens, St Helens South and Whiston Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

Volunteer Evolution

£9,822 to The Friends of Catalyst on 20 December, 2017

Location Broadheath, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

CREATIVITY 4 ALL – Music! Arts! Film! Drama! Radio!

£10,000 to LOOSE on 20 December, 2017

Location Riverside, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

The Healthy Bears Project

£9,400 to West Bank Bears ARLFC on 6 December, 2017

Location Riverside, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

THE HAFS Renovation Project Supporting Families affected by Autism

£5,400 to HAFS on 6 December, 2017

Location Mersey, Halton, Halton Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All

HALDS – Carer respite breaks

£9,900 to Halton Adults with Learning Disability Support – HALDS on 15 November, 2017

Location Beechwood, Halton, Weaver Vale Grant Programme National Lottery Awards for All