Grants Awarded in May 2018


We are please to announce that at our grant committee meeting held earlier this month, the Trust awarded 20 grants totalling over £1.7m. These included:

A full list of grants awarded at this meeting can be found below.


Eco Audits
Lewisham Citizens Advice Bureau Service


£3,400 to provide an eco-audit.


Richmond Carers Centre


£2,400 to provide an eco-audit.


English for Speakers of Other Languages
Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO)


£87,360 over three years (£28,740; £29,190; £29,430) towards a Project Manager, part-time Tutor, and running costs.


Improving Londoners’ Mental Health
Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile


£123,000 over three year (3 x £41,000) to contribute to the core costs to ensure that the charity can continue to provide specialist therapeutic mental health interventions for young asylum seekers and refugees in London.


Beyond Youth CIC


£93,100 over three years (£28,700; £29,900; £34,500) towards the costs of a full-time Programme Co-ordinator and evaluation costs in year three.


Making London More Inclusive
KEEN London


£102,000 over three years (£35,000; £34,000; £33,000) towards the salary and on-costs of the Participation and Development Co-ordinator.


Polka Children’s Theatre Limited


£100,000 for disabled access works at Polka Children’s Theatre.


St John the Divine


£966 to commission an independent access audit to inform the new build garden room and accessibility of the church building.


War on Want


£1,200 for the costs of commissioning an independent access audit on the HQ building in Shepherdess Walk.


Whittington Park Community Association


£100,000 for access and improvement works at Hocking Hall, Whittington Park.


Older Londoners
Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering


£126,460 over three years (£42,380, £41,850, £42,230) towards two Care Navigator posts for Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham and associated project costs.


Alzheimer’s Society


£144,700 over three years (£46,200; £49,000; £49,500) towards the costs of a Side by Side Co-ordinator and associated running costs.


My Life Films


£48,000 over two years (2 x £24,000) for the costs of creating biographical films for 32 people with dementia in London and a contribution to core costs.


Reducing Poverty
Migrants Resource Centre


£94,500 over three years (£30,500, £31,500, £32,500), contributing to a Senior Caseworker post, Legal Administrator and Supervising Solicitor salaries, and associated running costs.


Redbridge Citizens Advice Bureau


£142,400 over three years (£47,500; £48,500; £46,400) for the part-time Outreach Project Officer’s salary, other existing staff time and towards project costs of the GP referral project.


Release Legal Emergency and Drugs Service Ltd


£136,000 over three years (£43,500; £45,500; £47,000) for the salary of a part-time Advice Worker, on-costs; and costs associated with supervision of the post.


Tower Hamlets Law Centre


£150,000 over three years (£75,000, £50,000, £25,000) towards core costs including staffing & overheads; and for the establishment of a supporters’ network, individual giving scheme and the implementation of a corporate sponsorship scheme.


Strengthening London’s Voluntary Sector
Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG)


£110,000 over two years (2 x £55,000) for the “BAME Connectivity Programme” with funding to cover the costs of a part-time Project Manager and support costs.


Sutton Borough Volunteer Bureau


£119,300 over three years (£41,800; £38,800; £38,700) for a Community Connect Co-ordinator; production of Good Practice Guidance; and association project and organisational costs.


West London Zone


£90,000 over three years (3 x £30,000) towards the part-time salaries of a Partnerships Manager and Data & Systems Manager.



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