SPARKS (Sport Aiding Medical Research for Kids) funds pioneering medical research into all conditions and disabilities affecting children. Neuroblastoma is the biggest cancer killer of the children under 5 years, responsible for 15 per cent of all childhood cancer deaths. The SPARKS research is trying to discover what causes neuroblastoma and focusing on trying to train the body’s immune system to combat the disease rather than putting it through intensive chemotherapy. Barcapel awarded a grant of £30,000 to faciltate funding. Visit Their Website
What Barcapel Supports
Our three priority areas of interest for funding are health, heritage and youth.
- HEALTH - all areas of medicine and healing are supported by the foundation, with a particular interest in complementary and alternative therapies.
- HERITAGE - we are committed to preserving and protecting our artistic and cultural heritage, especially with reference to the built environment.
- YOUTH - the foundation supports all areas of development for young people especially those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
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To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns in 2009, the National Trust for Scotland is raising £20 million to create the Burns National Heritage Park. The extensive project, on the site of the existing museum at Burns Cottage in Allowa...
Depression Alliance Scotland is working towards a future where depression is recognised, understood and acknowledged to be a common and treatable medical condition, just like any other. Barcapel has funded this charity in the past agreeing with the exc...
Class Act is the Traverse Theatre's flagship education project for children aged 12-18. The project gives school pupils the unique opportunity to experience the entire process of the creation of a piece of theatre - from planning to writing to performa...