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MS Society Millennium Awards Scheme

With funding from the Millennium Commission the MS Society has launched the Millennium Awards Scheme. We are one of a number of organisations across the UK, together operating a grants programme of over £200 million.

The aim of the MS Society Millennium Awards Scheme is to offer awards to individuals to do things locally that are of both personal and community benefit. The uncertainty of MS lead many to give up certain activities or roles and their lives become focused around what the can no longer do - on lost abilities. It can also place limitations on carers and close family members. We hope to enable individuals to focus once again on what they still do, or on what they might be able to do with a little help from us.

Grants of between £2000 and £5000 are available to fund projects of up to 1 year in duration.
What type of project can we fund? That’s up to the individual. You might have a skill that you would like to develop further with the aim of teaching others. You may want to set up a contact group for people who are isolated. Maybe you want to start a project that bring together people who are looking for work but who could benefit from mutual support and advice. What ever you decide, your project will need to fall under one of the following 5 themes:

Reaching Out
Skill Sharing
Young People and MS
Environment/Community development
Raising the profile of MS

For more details of the scheme and to request an application pack, which contains more detail please contact us:
Millennium Awards
Grants Team
MS Society
MS Nation Centre
372 Edgware Road
Staples Corner
020 8438 0700
[email protected]
[18th April 2002]

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Able and Disabled?

Able and Disabled? At University College Oxford we welcome applications from students with disabilities. We have a special fund which can be used to make appropriate provision for students with disabilities both during the admissions process and while studying at the College. If you are interested in applying to University College, please tell us well in advance about the nature of your disability so that we can make arrangements to help you. If you would like to find out more about whether this fund can help you, please contact Clare Drury at University College, Oxford OX1 4BH.
Email :
[email protected]
[14th December 2001]

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The Max and Louise Clifford Trust

This is a new Trust specific to the Bournemouth Media School. Louise Clifford, who recently studied for a Public Relations degree at the University and her father Max, the well-known publicist, will funding this Trust. Grants will be available to both students and staff working with disabilities and learning difficulties who study in the Bournemouth Media School. Contact: Julia Woodcock, Membership Services Manager, Students Union, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB. Telephone: 01202 523755.
[14th December 2001]

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