AN Alcester care home is offering three grants totalling £30,000 in the name of a former resident.

Jeanette Gill was formerly a resident at Cherry Trees care home, which is run by Barchester Healthcare and donated part of her legacy to Barchester’s Charitable Foundation. 

Named in her memory, the Jeanette Gill Special Awards are open to groups and individuals in need and will be awarded to projects that encourage an active lifestyle through arts, music, sports and culture for older people or adults with a disability, or those that may have challenges with mental health.

There are three awards available: the gold award which is £15,000 and is open to groups, the silver award which is £10,000 and is also open to groups and £5,000 for the bronze award which is open to individuals.

Dr Pete Calveley, CEO of Barchester Healthcare and Chairman of the Foundation, said: “We were extremely touched that one of our residents donated so generously to Barchester’s Charitable Foundation. 

"We thought it would be fitting to create these flagship grants in her honour and memory as a tribute to the lives she is helping."

To find out more about how to apply for a Jeanette Gill Award visit

The closing date for applications is 26 March 2023.