Making a difference.
Elgin Youth Cafe - Deltaforce Project
Deltaforce is an exciting project within EYC where young people aged 11 to 24 volunteer their time to help with tasks within the community, including working with organisations such as the Scottish Dolphin Centre, Wildthings, Trees for Life, plus smaller projects within the Elgin area.
Trees for Life - The Glen Affric Bothy
We were delighted to offer substantial financial assistance to Trees for Life in aid of their bothy renovation project in Glen Affric. Trees for Life is Scotland's largest conservation volunteering charity. The renovated bothy will allow volunteers to re-forest this stunning part of the world by planting healthy, native trees in the Glen.
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust
For almost 30 years, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust has worked with the NHS to improve healthcare spaces with original art and design, as well as incorporating patient art sessions to improve quality of life and to aid healing. Far from being a ‘luxury’, the work of GHAT is acknowledged as an important element of a high-quality healthcare environment, or the ‘healing environment'.
Piping Hot Forres
This annual piping event in the heart of Forres is one of the largest outdoor events in the North of Scotland. The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation provided targeted support to aid educational activities and work with children and young people.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, Inverness 'Arts in Transition'
This project supports young people aged between 18 and 25 who all have a form of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The Arts in Transition project is being supported for a 3 year period and will help those at the Leonard Cheshire Disability Centre to increase social inclusion and develop communications skills.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The Foundation has enjoyed a long association with the RSPB team at Loch Garten, home to ospreys, capercaillie and so much more. This year, the Foundation is pleased to be able to support RSPB Abernethy in the development of a programme of outdoor education and community engagement which will involve local school children in learning more about the ancient Caledonian landscape.
The Keith & Duffton Railway
The Keith and Dufftown Railway is an eleven mile line linking the World's Malt Whisky Capital, Dufftown, to the market town of Keith. An enthusiastic group of volunteers help with manning the train, maintenance, catering and restoration work ... a worthwhile day trip for locals and visitors alike!
Wild Things! is a Scottish Environmental Education Charity based on the Moray Firth. The Gordon & Ena Baxter Foundation has been pleased to support this successful initiative since its inception in 2003. Since then, over 7,000 children, young people and adults have been given the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by their local natural environment.
Burghead Coastal Rowing Club
The Scottish Coastal Rowing Project aims to promote and encourage the sharing of traditional skills, encouraging healthy exercise, whilst making use of the wonderful coastline we live alongside and bringing communities together. Over the past year a group of willing volunteers from Burghead and the surrounding area have been busy fundraising, boat building and raising awareness of this great project....the launch of the 22 ft Skiff 'Targh Uisge' (Gaelic for 'water bull') took place at Burghead Harbour in November 2014.
Making a difference.
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