Here are some examples of recent grants and donations that have been made by Sovereign Health Care.
Inn Churches – £3,000
Inn Churches uses space in churches to feed and provide beds for people from November to February, the coldest months of the year. It has more than 850 volunteers from churches and the wider community. The donation will go towards the cost of running the shelter and its new food programme, the “Storehouse”, which intercepts up to 2 tons a week of surplus or unwanted food from partners across Bradford, enabling it to feed 680 people.
Reading Matters – £2,000
Reading Matters helps young people aged 11-16 improve their reading skills and confidence, mainly by providing one-to-one sessions with volunteer Reading Mentors. During 2014/15, it supported 6,400 young people, and trained 1,200 to offer one-to-one reading support. The donation will help support the cost of this expanding service in Bradford.
Marie Curie Bradford Hospice – £15,000
Marie Curie provides hospice care for adults with cancer and other illnesses, offering day services and in-patient care for 16 people, plus care in the home and support for families of those suffering. The donation will go towards the on-going running costs of the hospice.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance – £10,000
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) provides a rapid response air emergency service, helping a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. YAA operates two helicopters, and in 2015 the helicopters carried 596 patients at a cost of £3,370 per mission. The donation will go towards the cost of running the service, which is a staggering £10,000 per day.
Equality Together – £3,118
Equality Together supports disabled people across all ages and their families, providing general help and advice, training, peer support and a demonstration centre with a range of equipment for hire. In addition to this, it provides a range of activity and holiday opportunities for disabled participants and carers. The donation covers the cost of 6 trips, which will benefit around 200 disabled people and their carers.