We are delighted to announce that PORT-ER has awarded 3 grants in our 2017 Grant round with the theme of “User engagement and participation in prosthetics and orthotics developments”. This year the grant round offered “mustard seed” micro grants ranging from £25 to £250 to encourage small ideas and actions to grow – or simply help users to contribute to bigger projects.
We received 4 grant applications and 3 were successful. One application was rejected because it was not aligned with our charity objectives. With the unanimous agreement of our PORT-ER trustees, the 3 successful awards are as follows:
Edinburgh Limb Loss Association (ELLA) awarded £250 for their re-launch.
Moving Forward (Portsmouth) awarded £250 for help with restarting their amputee charity.
Orthotic and Prosthetic Users Stanmore (OPUS) awarded £250 for their work.
We are delighted to be able to support these projects. Our next annual grant round will be announced in January 2018 with applications possible throughout February 2018. Please note that we do not accept grant applications outwith these dates because we are a small charity working in a voluntary capacity. We welcome any donations and help from fundraisers to grow our 2018 available grant funds.