Andy Evans, Managing Director - Xactium
Xactium has an ongoing commitment to help and support 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 which support adults and children with learning difficulties 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 are 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.
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The Sheffield Autistic Playscheme provides an annual, two week playscheme that caters for children on the Autistic Spectrum together with their families.
The Playscheme has operated every summer since 1992 and has been funded by donations and fundraising events.
This year the generous donation from The Xactium Fund enabled the society to fund a range of exciting activities for the children.
The Ethel Trust is a Sheffield based charity established under a trust deed in 1988, having annual costs of approximately £50,000. They support marginalised and vulnerable groups, by running day and residential outings on a community barge ‘Ethel’.
""Our ‘un-Locking Confidence’ project provides a wonderful waterborne educational, vocational and recreational day or residential experience for learning disabled children..." Tim Miskell, The Ethel Barge Trust
The grant received from The Xactium Fund has allowed the trust to address a need for their service overtime.
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