Andy Evans, Managing Director - Xactium
Xactium has an ongoing commitment to helping and supporting the communities in which we operate, bettering our environment and investing in our people.
The Xactium Fund is aimed at providing small grants to clubs and societies for intellectually disabled children and adults within the South Yorkshire region. The fund is intended to help make a difference by enabling these groups to organise activities, purchase equipment or reduce membership costs.
Grants of between £250 and £500 will be offered on an annual basis and all applications will be considered. The Xactium Fund committee will review and allocate funds on a quarterly basis from January 2018.
The Ethel Trust is a Sheffield based charity established under a trust deed in 1988, having annual costs of approximately £50,000. They provide education, leisure and tonic, with a touch of magic to marginalised and vulnerable groups, by running day and residential outings on our community barge ‘Ethel’.
""Our ‘un-Locking Confidence’ project provides a wonderful waterborne educational, vocational and recreational day or residential experience for learning disabled children and young people, who often have a combination of physical disability and mental health problems..." Tim Miskell, The Ethel Barge Trust
Operating with young people on the South Yorkshire waterways, they have identified a real need for their service overtime, which led them to apply for a grant from The Xactium Fund.
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Almost 20 years ago grand-parents Maureen and Joe Thomas, along with parent Paul Brashaw encouraged other parents of disabled children to form a new (not-for-profit) swimming club – SCWIDS. The aim of the club: to provide affordable swimming for disabled children, their families and friends, has remained its principal focus.
"...The grant will enable us to provide another lifeguard or part-fund another teacher who can act as a lifeguard when it’s required..." Frank Smith, SCWIDS