Sources for Ramble Routes
Other Groups for the
Our Supporters and Sponsors
Sources for Ramble Routes
The Fieldfare Trust
Fieldfare works with people with disabilities and
countryside managers to improve access to the countryside for
Phototrails provides detailed
accessibility information for trails throughout the UK.
Paths for All -
Offer Health Walks for a wide range of abilities around the
Highlands. Details from www.pathsforall.org.uk.
The aim of the directory is to be the most comprehensive, accurate,
easy to use and up to date source of information regarding
organisations in the Inverness area which cater for the needs of
older people. It has been created and is managed by the members of
the Inverness Men's Shed. www.keepactive.net
- An interactive guide set up several years ago by Euan
Macdonald of Edinburgh, an electric wheelchair user. You can
search for places to go for details of accessibility. You can
also feed in your experiences of places you’ve visited. Well
worth a look at
- An on-line guide to accessible ‘places to go’, eg. cafes,
hotels, visitor centres, museums, etc.
www.AccessAble.co.uk. Similar to Euan’s Guide but
no experience of it.
- Provides free resources for older and disabled people to help
with computer and other technology (phones and smart phones)
problems, eg. setting up and adapting software to individual
needs. Their website looks good and it is promoted locally but I
(Elspeth) have no feedback from anyone using it.
www.abilitynet.org.uk or phone 07717 704951.
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Other Groups for
& Tay Disabled Ramblers
A sister organisation based around the Forth and Tay area.
Disabled Ramblers (England
A sister organisation in England and Wales
UK Disabled Rambling Clubs
Ableize has built the most up to date resource and collection of UK
disabled ramblers and rambling clubs, built in 2006 and updated in
2013. Find disabled ramblers information, groups and clubs
organising disabled rambling for people with disabilities and
Sailability Scotland is an
independent Scottish Charity working with sailing clubs, centres and
sailing schools throughout Scotland to improve and develop
opportunities for the integration and support of people with
disabilities into the sport of sailing and its associated pursuits.
Walking on Air
Walking on Air is a Scottish
charity enabling people with disabilities to soar like birds.
We utilise the facilities at the Scottish Gliding Centre to provide an
opportunity for people with disabilities and a sense of adventure, to
be able to fly a modified glider.
Wheelchair Curling Club
The Club comprises of Short Curlers who come along for the fun and
social interaction of the game and other Curlers who come for the
competitions that are run throughout the season.
Seagull Trust Cruises
The Seagull Trust organise free canal cruises for disabled and
elderly folk and those with special needs. Cruises run from
Inverness, Falkirk, Kirkintilloch and Ratho. Great trips for folk
who have difficulty getting about.
in hill-walking for the disabled (primarily sight- and
mobility-impaired) and their carers.
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Funders who provided grants to Highland Disabled Ramblers in recent
Barchester Healthcare Foundation
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is a grant giving charity set up
to give something back to people in the communities where the
Barchester Care Homes operate. It is a registered charity and
legally completely independent of Barchester Healthcare.
The Foundation distributes over £150,000 per year to individuals and
small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales.
By providing grants to improve independence, mobility and quality of
life, the Foundation seeks to make a big difference to the lives of
older and disabled people.
The Corra Foundation Henry Duncan grants
Henry Duncan Grants are the foundation’s general grant-making
programme which supports grassroots charities operating in
apply to the Henry Duncan Grants, charities must have an annual
income of less than £500,000 and be delivering programmes or
services which are clearly focused on improving the quality of life
for members of the community facing disadvantage. One-off awards of
up to £7,000 are made to charities working with people who may
typically be experiencing challenging family circumstances,
disability, mental ill
health, abuse or poverty.
Applicants can apply for core funding, such as running costs or
salaries, or project funds. They will consider applications for
small capital costs such as equipment.
The Weir Charitable Trust
The Weir Charitable Trust aims to support Scottish-based community
groups and small charities to provide services across Scotland to
help the Scottish community. These groups and charities are likely
to have found it difficult to access funds elsewhere.
The Trust will consider funding specific activities and services in
sport, recreational facilities, animal welfare, health and cultural
projects (see "What
we fund") to improve the quality of life for people,
either through a particular field of expertise or via a local
community. The average award granted to date is £3,500 but,
in exceptional circumstances,
the Trust will consider applications for funds up to
Caring and Sharing Highland
We are a Highland based charity funded by our shops and by
Our main shop at 91 Queensgate, Inverness is an award winner. Our
Charity supports many good local causes and all money stays in the
We believe that charity begins at home and all the money we raise is
spent locally helping to tackle loneliness, social deprivation,
supporting the aged and their carers, disadvantaged groups and other
worthy causes. We have supported everything from Womens Aid to Mens
Sheds, Meals on Wheels to Old Persons Handiman Schemes.
On-going and previous funders
Forestry and Land Scotland
Cairngorms National Park
Inverness Common Good Fund
Council and Government Grants > Common Good Funds
City Mobility Provides Mobility and
Access Equipment in Inverness. They procure and maintain our Scooters.
of Scotland's most gruelling endurance sporting events for charity.
The Highland Cross is a 50-mile duathlon (20
miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the spectacular Scottish
Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen
Affric and Strathglass to Beauly.
- Countryside, Facilities and Wildlife
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