Sapphire Partnership is a registered charity and we apply for grants and bids in order to provide a whole range of experiences and activities as well as life learning opportunities and projects.
Bolton CVS 2022
Bolton CVS funded us to provide 2 specialist workers.
We appointed Barry Dobbins to run a 'lads group' and they work on specific targets surrounding social interactions, improving skills and getting work ready. This is proving to be a really successful group who have gained a range of skills as well as some volunteer work placements.
We also appointed Lesley Beddows to provide some specialist support to a range of our young adults in the form of personal development and individual support. This has ranged form 1:1 sessions for some young adults going through difficult times as well as small group work on specific development targets. This support has been invaluable to our young adults.
Forever Manchester 2022
Forever Manchester granted us some money to provide a Christmas party for our young adults. We consulted with them and they decided to hold the party in a local bar which they liked to frequent and the grant paid for the buffet. We also invited a local church group in to Sapphire to sing Christmas Carols with us and the money granted also provided drinks and mince pies for everyone. It was a real community Christmas for us.
We were granted some money from ASDA to provide a range of Jubilee celebrations for the Queens Jubilee. We had a blast taking part in a pub quiz and lunch and we organised a street party where we invited some similar organisations to join us in the celebrations.
Arnold Clark 2022
Arnold Clark very kindly funded our wheelchair and accessories. Some of our young adults cannot manage being on their feet for ling distances and so this has allowed them to still be able to take part in activities that otherwise may have been too difficult to access.
National Lottery 2021
We were granted a sum of money from the National Lottery to provide Health and Wellbeing activities for our young adults. We consulted with them to find out what they felt would benefit from. Throughout the year they took part in the following activities...
Bowling, Inflatanation, Emma's Crazy Creatures, Pottery Painting, Accessible Cycling, Sports and Games and Mini Golf.
They also visited Brockholes Nature Reserve, Heaton Park, Bar Four, The Airport Pub and Fredericks Ice Cream Parlour.
Alpkit granted us some money to buy some equipment for outdoor activities during summer. We bought each of our young adults a pair of walking boots and walking socks. Tis allowed us to have no barriers when getting out and about more in local parks and community.
We also bought some water proof jackets and a rucksack for when we are out and about.
Lastly we purchased some yoga equipment for when we take part in yoga in the park or at Sapphire.
All of this equipment allowed the young adults to take part in a range of activities without the worry of not having the correct equipment.
Co-operative Bank 2020
The Co-op Bank granted us some money to fund activities for our young adults. The activities were to provide mental wellbeing and improve social skills within community activities. After consulting with the young adults they decided to go to Blackpool Zoo and Poppywood Alpacas. From the visit to Poppywood we also decided to adopt 2 alpacas which has also given the young adults opportunity to learn about responsibilities.
Bolton CVS 2020
We received a grant from Bolton CVS to provide each of our young adults with a Big Life Journal. The journals tackle subjects such as self belief, being unique and how mistakes cna help us grow. We have had brilliant feedback from the young adults and their parents...
GS - "It has heled me to settle down sometimes, it is quite enjoyable"
TM - "I like talking about my favourite things"
CK - "My daughter has really enjoyed it"
IM - "My daughter has loved filling it in and has got a lot from it"
The National Lottery 2020
In 2020 we were awarded some money from The National Lottery to provide activities focusing on having a healthy mind and healthy body. We provided a large range of activities which enhanced the young adults' understanding of the benefits of having a healthy mind and body...
Sporting games with Elite Solutions
Scrapbooking with Georgina
Music with Ian Bamford
First Aid Skills with Simeon
Mountain Monkeys activity centre
Barge Trip on Lady Harriet