At a recent meeting on 10th January, our committee agreed grants totaling over £1.5 million to organisations across Greater London tackling disadvantage.
These included £102,000 to The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) for the salary of the Stepping Stone Homes Manager, providing refuge for women whose relationship with someone in the military has broken down; £200,000 to Bipolar UK towards the costs of their eCommunity for individuals and families affected by bipolar; and £107,114 to Upper Room towards salary and project costs of the UR4Driving Project, helping ex-offenders improve their employment chances.
The Trust is also pleased to announce the award of a further £150,000 to London Youth for the continuation of the London Youth Quality Mark Awards scheme until 2018. Further details of this scheme can be found on the London Youth website here.
Investing in Londoners
|Improving Londoners’ Mental Health|
|Bipolar UK||£200,000 over three years (£65,300; £60,500; £74,200) towards 25% of the full-time Information & Support Manager’s salary; part-time Moderators; eCommunity platform development; IT support and on costs.|
£132,350 over three years (£42,850; £44,100; £45,400) towards a full-time salary, running costs and overheads to develop networks of peer support for people who hear voices at places of detainment in London.
Making London More Inclusive
|Artbox London||£46,500 over three years (3 x £15,500) towards the salary costs of the Director and Coach.|
£1,900 to commission an independent access audit for the Camden Chinese Community Centre building, and to commission equalities training for staff.
£100,000 towards costs of the access work to the entrance area to the Painted Hall.
£38,400 towards access related costs, including moving the font, improving the kitchen area, removal of the old toilets, a new entrance system and professional fees.
£1,150 to commission an independent access audit and related feasibility planning for the communal facilities within Stoll Mansions.
Making London Safer
|The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – Forces Help||£102,000 over three years (£33,300; £34,000; £34,700) for the salary of the Stepping Stone Home Manager.|
|Carers Support Merton||£46,000 over 12 months to contribute to the core salary costs of the CEO, Adult Carers Senior Manager and Finance Manager with a contribution to overheads.|
£141,000 over three years (£45,640, £47,000, £48,360) towards staffing and operational costs of the Saturday Socials programme.
£107,100 over three years (£35,400; £35,300; £36,400) towards the salary of a Dementia Specialist Nurse and associated project costs.
|Refugee Action||£165,000 over three years (£54,900; £54,700; £55,400) towards the costs of a Project Co-ordinator, Deputy Manager, volunteer costs and associated running costs.|
Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Offenders
|Upper Room (St Saviour’s with St Mary’s)||£107,114 over three years (£35,000, £35,700, £36,414) for the Project Co-ordinator salary plus project costs of the UR4Driving Project.|
Strengthening London’s Voluntary Sector
|Sound Connections||£60,000 over three years (£14,000; £22,000; £24,000) towards staff and project costs to develop and expand the Challenging Music Network in London.|
£100,000 over two years (2 x £50,000) to continue to pay the salary of the Head of Business and Community Together, and some associated costs.
|International Centre for Social Franchising||£47,570 to support the Scale Accelerator programme, funding one place and contributing to ICSF core costs.|
|London Youth||£150,000 to continue the London Youth Quality Mark Awards scheme until 2018.|