The GV Blog
Welcome to the Golding Vision Blog, aka The GV Blog!! Here you will find regular posts from our Community Development team on the activities and projects that they are involved in.
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Since 2010 we have helped over 300 organisations make a difference to their local community with our Golding Vision Community Chest Fund. Last year we were delighted to award Maidstone Museum with £1,000 to kick start their 10-week scheme called Museums on Prescription. This was a great project aimed at engaging with local older people who were socially isolated.
New uniforms ironed and labelled, shoes polished and rucksacks packed waiting by the front door can only mean one thing – it’s back to school! But with the October half-term fast approaching we know that trying to keep your children busy and active over the school holidays can be a challenge. That’s where the Golding Vision team can help.
"I've fallen and I can't giddyup!" (boom boom)
Luckily that didn’t happen when I visited Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled this week, with Edina Williams and Jason Peterson, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Customer Sounding Board. We were invited along to meet their two new ponies, Marcy and Holly, who were purchased using a grant from our Golding Vision Community Chest Fund.
Here at Golding Vision we are proud to be a part of the Kent Excellence in Business Awards, and will be sponsoring the Business Commitment to the Community award for the fourth year in a row.
Many people enjoy the peace and quiet of living in a village but for children and young people village life can be a little boring, especially during the school holidays if there is little or no access to activities close by.
Earlier this year, Anna Fisk, the Early Help Worker from the Children’s Centre decided to take action and bridge the gap. Working in partnership with youth work staff, Anna successfully applied for a Golding Vision Community Chest Grant Fund in January 2016. With the £1,000 grant she set up the Monday Club, offering free after school provision for local children.