age-exchangeThe following charities received minor grants from the Grand Charity in May 2012, totalling £20,000.

Age-Exchange Theatre Trust £2,000

Helps elderly people, especially those in care and with dementia, through reminiscence-based creative projects.

British Ex-Services Wheelchair Sports Association (BEWSA): £1,500

Provides nationwide sporting opportunities for disabled service veterans.

Christian Lewis Trust: £2,000

Provides support for children with cancer and their families.

The Foundation for Conductive Education: £2,500

Aims to enable children with physical disabilities to achieve greater independence through programmes of active learning with an aim to increase their motivation to succeed, confidence and self-esteem.

justdifferentJustDifferent: £5,000

Provides interactive and educational workshops, written and created by disabled people, and delivered in mainstream schools.

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide): £2,500

Aims to promote sound mental health amongst young people and to prevent young suicides.

REACT: £2,500

Provides vital support in the form of specialist, domestic and educational equipment to families who are at a financial disadvantage and caring for a terminally ill child at home.

VICTA Children: £2,000

Supports blind and partially sighted children by providing grants for equipment and services to help them develop socially, emotionally and educationally.