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Brain injury clinic signs new social investment deal

Giles Mounsey Heysham

A brain injury rehabilitation clinic has entered into a new social investment agreement.

The Lake District Calvert Trust (LDCT), the UK’s first dedicated activity center for people with disabilities, has entered into an agreement with the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust (FCSCT).

The social investment deal will see the Cumbria-based FCSCT invest £300,000 of repayable funding into the trust.

The funds are available immediately and will be repaid over several years.

Social investment is the provision of funding to charities and other social organizations to generate a social return.

In this case, it is a new venture for the FCSCT, enabling them to work with more organizations supporting people in difficult circumstances across Cumbria and North Lancashire.

Commenting on the Trust’s Social Investment Agreement, Giles Mounsey-Heysham, Chairman of the Trustees of LDCT, said: “The fundraising climate remains extremely challenging, so we are very grateful to the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust for their support. .

“While their investment is fully repaid, this leaves the Trust in a more financially secure position.

“It will also create social benefits and improve the lives of our beneficiaries.”

Peter Redhead, FCSCT Board Chair, said: “Providing affordable social finance means we can expand our ability to positively support organizations working with people in difficult circumstances.

“We have long supported the Calvert Trust and the impact it has on lives.”

The social investment agreement continues LDCT’s strong start into 2022.

The Trust recently announced the appointment of four new Trustees – Louise Dunn, Judith Gate, Emily Flynn and Victoria Notman.

The Lake District Calvert Trust has been supporting people with disabilities from its specialist residential center in Calvert Lakes and its accessible equestrian center near Keswick in the Lake District for nearly forty-five years.

Last year the charity also opened Calvert Reconnections, the UK’s first residential brain injury rehabilitation program combining traditional clinical therapies with outdoor physical activity.

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