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Jigsaw Foundation – funding given to children’s ward and community project

Jigsaw Foundation – funding given to children’s ward and community project

MedEquip4Kids is a charity which works hard to improve the health of children and babies in the UK by providing equipment not available from limited NHS resources.

Jigsaw Foundation have funded a one-year project with a grant to improve the facilities at The Children’s Outpatients Ward at North Manchester Hopsital in Crumpsall. The ward treats more than 2,500 children each year, but has little play equipment and is not very child-friendly.

Visiting the hospital can be a very scary and stressful experience for children. The grant of £4,300 will be spent on special sensory play equipment to calm and distract children, especially those with special needs. They will also provide a fun and colourful décor to make the ward more inviting for children.

Jigsaw Foundation have also awarded Audenshaw Community Association £1,000. The association is based at the Community Hub on the Stanhope Estate in Audenshaw. It was formed in 2016 and everyone is welcome to join their coffee mornings and walking group.

The grant will go towards environmental improvements, promotion of the community Walking Group and coffee mornings.

Their events are aimed at bringing the community together and allowing people to meet their neighbours in a social atmosphere. So far they have planned a children’s Halloween party, bingo and hotpot supper nights and a children’s Christmas party.

If you want to know more about Audenshaw Community Association, click here.

Jigsaw Foundation, our exciting £500,000 fund, supports local projects run by charities, resident and community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and partner agencies. Funds are offered to projects that make a difference to the lives of our residents and their communities.

Jigsaw Foundation supports Jigsaw Group’s vision of ‘We want everyone to live successfully in a home they can afford’ and mission of ‘Creating homes. Building lives.’

Applications to the Jigsaw Foundation are assessed alongside Jigsaw Group’s new Neighbourhood Plans. Are you part of a community project that would like funding? Find out if you would qualify for Jigsaw Foundation funding by emailing our team at