Projects 20232024-02-02T12:04:22+00:00

A comprehensive list of organisations and projects helped by a John Horniman’s Children’s Trust grant, in 2023…

The AT Society

Ataxia Telangiectasia Society: Trustees recognised how important this charity is for the families experiencing this condition.

Autism Bedfordshire

Trustees enjoyed the acronym LOAF loads of autistic fun for children aged up to 12 years and their families, providing them with term time social and supporting activities in which siblings can join in the fun too.  The parents room will also be appreciated.

Batten Disease Family Association

Trustees are pleased to offer a grant for the Trusts to continue to provide your family support service.


Benedetti Foundation

Trustees valued this excellent application which was most informative with a well thought out project describing a UK offering concerts for children with additional needs and disabilities. The extra benefits are the training to be offered to music services thus providing a lasting legacy.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Trustees enjoyed this application for a concert to be given to an audience with 120 children with disabilities including disabled musicians in a 14 piece ensemble from your orchestra. This will provide excellent role modelling and encourage musicianship.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Trustees are pleased to be able to offer a grant for your work in providing 8 musical sessions in 3 schools where the children have profound and multiple learning difficulties. We enjoyed this imaginative application especially because you tailor the music to the projects in the schools.

Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity

Trustees thank you for your application to support children with cerebral palsy and other motor learning impairments. We would like to give you a grant towards your Learning Together Project of conductive education sessions to help children improve their physical and communication skills, as well as their social and emotional well-being.

Douglas MacMillan Charitable Trust

Trustees are pleased to be able to support the Douglas Macmillan Children’s Hospice in providing Dramatherapy sessions to help children express their emotions and cope with the effects of a life-limiting condition through drama therapy.

Go Live Theatre Projects

Trustees have come to expect from Go Live Theatre, projects that are innovative and so well researched and planned. We were excited about this one at The Globe theatre enabling young students with a visual or audio impairment to be able to access live theatre performances.

Guild Care

Trustees thank you for your application to support children with disabilities and complex needs, also their siblings. We would like to give you a grant to fund your activities and trips out to give them a wider range of experiences to enrich their lives and increase their well-being.


Trustees appreciated this application with opportunities for play facility equipment to be taken to schools as ‘pop ups’ in the holidays. We were impressed with the high number of volunteers who support this opportunity, which enables children with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities to enjoy exercise and friendship and improved physical and mental health well being and their families to be taken out of isolation.

Happy Days Children’s Charity

The loving care from the parents and the excellent website were all noted by Trustees who are happy to support this application for 12 children with Autistic Spectrum disorder and social and emotional and mental health issues to attend the residential Robinwood Activity Centre from Jan 24 to Jan 26 2024

Haringey Shed

Trustees are pleased to offer a grant to continue to help provide transport for children with disabilities and no other form of transport to a number of their activities. When we received the first application for this grant last year we were delighted to receive the letter of support from Catherine West, the MP for Hornsey and Wood Green.

Marches Family Network

Trustees are happy to award a grant of  £2000 for your range of activities inducing music and dance with a sensory and physical element for children in Herefordshire with a range of disabilities.

Sick Children’s Trust

Trustees were impressed that you are able to help 496 families in a single year when their children are staying in the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, by offering bedrooms for as short as 12 nights or as long as 172 nights.

Together Trust

Trustees found this to be a most interesting application. We hold a conference every two years for our charities and the first one entitled ‘Harnessing Technology’ was all about Eye Gaze technology hence we recognise the value of it to those children and families where communication skills are limited. We are also impressed with the scope of the activities you offer.

Welsh National Opera

Trustees appreciated this Quaker led project which enables children with profound and multiple learning difficulties to be immersed in an Opera Tutti concert with multi sensory props and costume. The evaluation and training given were excellent.

The Wingate Centre

Trustees enjoyed reading this application to contribute towards a 4 night specialist disability holiday for 20 children. The provision at Wingate looks most appropriate and engaging for the children benefiting from this valuable time away from home.

Winston’s Wish

Trustees thank you for your application to support bereaved primary school children through the trauma of losing a close relative through suicide. We would like to give you a grant to fund your Growing Hope Project, where schools have monthly sessions growing vegetables and flowers, which give them a sense of purpose, and much more.

Woodland Centre Trust

(Camp Mohawk, Wargrave, Berks)

We value the range of equipment and opportunities you provide at Camp Mohawk for 559 families and 35 special needs schools whose pupils have a range of cognitive and physical difficulties. We are impressed with the number of volunteers giving support with the range of indoor and outside faculties.


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