Grants totalling over £3.2m awarded for London

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At the Trust’s recent March Committee, grants totalling over £3.2 million were agreed to charities & projects tackling disadvantage across London. These brought the total number of grants awarded during the financial year to over £22 million.

Grants awarded included:

  • £120,000 to BANG Edutainment towards the costs of their NoLimitz project, a community based early intervention programme that works with young people and their families to tackle offending or anti-social behaviour.
  • £117,000 to Down’s Syndrome Association for their DSActive project which runs sport and other physical activities for people with Down’s Syndrome.
  • £47,800 to London Sustainability Exchange towards their Pollinators Path project which is working alongside community gardens to design and distribute pollinator kits for city microclimates, such as window ledges or balconies.

 

In addition, the Trust’s committee agreed a 12 month extension to it’s work with Buttle UK, which is supporting families in London who have experienced domestic abuse to resettle through the Anchor Project. You can find out more about this work through the short film below:

Investing in Londoners

Greening the Third Sector
Mevlana Rumi Mosque

 

£2,200 to provide an eco-audit.

 

English for Speakers of Other Languages
Women for Refugee Women

 

£90,000 over three years (3 x £30,000) towards the part-time salaries of the Grassroots Manager and Grassroots Intern; associated project costs of the term-time ESOL classes (up to Entry level 3); and a contribution to core costs.

 

Improving Londoners’ Mental Health
BANG Edutainment

 

£120,000 over three years (3 x £40,000) for the NoLimitz part-time Therapist and associated project costs.

 

Improving London’s Environment
London Sustainability Exchange

 

£47,800 over two years (2 x £23,900) towards several staff salaries and related running costs for the Pollinators Path project in three London Boroughs.

 

Making London More Inclusive
Children’s Trust

 

£60,000 for a third and final year’s funding of a full-time Brain Injury Specialist and related running costs of a brain injury service in London.

 

Down’s Syndrome Association

 

£117,000 over three years (£38,000, £39,000, £40,000) for the full-time DSActive Sports Officer (London) and associated project costs.

 

Parochial Church Council of St Mary, Stoke Newington

 

£22,500 towards internal access improvement works to include accessible toilet and shower, access signage, entrance buttons and bells and door ironmongery.

 

Rethink Mental Illness

 

£113,000 over two years (£53,000; £60,000) towards the Step Up into University Project Manager salary, project costs, evaluation and on-costs.

 

Sense

 

£154,000 over three years (£78,500, £55,500, £20,000) towards the Programme Development Manager salary and the running costs of the ‘Amaze’ programme supporting 105 young people with complex sensory & communication needs to transition into adulthood.

 

Older Londoners
Community Empowerment and Support Initiatives (CESI)

 

£69,600 over three years (£24,200; £22,700; £22,700) for the salary costs of a part-time Project Co-ordinator and running costs of healthy-living workshops; volunteer training & expenses; excursions; plus a contribution to core costs.

 

Royal Hospital Chelsea

 

£120,700 to allow the Royal Hospital Chelsea to purchase GPS tracking pendants and aerial masts.

 

Saint Francis Hospice

 

£75,500 over two years (£37,200; £38,300) for a full-time Project Co-ordinator and support costs to establish a new one-to-one service for socially isolated carers.

 

Reducing Poverty
Alternatives Trust East London

 

£90,000 over three years (3 x £30,000) towards the full-time salary of a Destitution Co-ordinator.

 

Community Links Trust

 

£158,500 over three years (£51,900, £51,100, £55,500) towards a Specialist Adviser post; community engagement; and evaluation costs as well as a contribution to organisational overheads.

 

Deptford Reach

 

£31,000 for one year towards the salary and on-costs of the full-time Crisis Intervention Advice Worker.

 

Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre

 

£183,600 over three years (£59,400, £61,200, £63,000) for a full-time Solicitor and contribution to organisational overheads to develop an Anti Child Poverty Unit.

 

Help Somalia Foundation

 

£70,000 over three years (£22,500; £23,000; £24,500) towards the salary costs of a part-time Advice & Development Worker and associated running costs.

 

TaxAid UK

 

£58,000 over two years (2 x £29,000) for running costs to extend TaxAid UK’s London Advice service.

 

The Hive Food Bank

 

£3,840 over two years (2 x £1,920) to build up food supplies for weekly distribution to individuals and families in crisis.

 

Exceptional Grants
SurvivorsUK

 

£2,000 over 1 year for mentoring support for the Acting CEO of Survivors UK.

 

Bridge Fund

AdviceUK

 

£25,000 towards salary costs to enable Advice UK’s continued active involvement with The Way Ahead.

 

Age UK London

 

£25,000 towards the salary costs of four part-time posts to enable the organisation to remain actively engaged with The Way Ahead.

 

British Refugee Council

 

£25,000 towards the salary of a Community Co-ordinator to support the organisation’s engagement with The Way Ahead.

 

HEAR Equality and Human Rights Network

 

£25,000 towards the salary of a Network Co-ordinator to enable the organisation’s continued active involvement with The Way Ahead.

 

Inclusion London

 

£25,000 towards the CEO and Policy Officer salaries to provide Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations with networking and information sharing opportunities.

 

Law Centres Federation

 

£25,000 towards the organisation’s core costs to enable its continued active involvement with The Way Ahead.

 

Partnership for Young London

 

£23,100 towards the organisation’s core costs to enable its continued active involvement with The Way Ahead.

 

Race On The Agenda

 

£25,000 towards the CEO’s salary to enable the organisation to remain actively engaged with The Way Ahead.

 

Women’s Resource Centre

 

£24,000 towards salary costs to enable the organisation to remain actively engaged with The Way Ahead.

 

Partnership Programmes – Hardship Fund

Buttle UK

 

£324,697 over one year for the continuation of the Anchor Project, supporting families in London who have experienced domestic abuse to resettle.

 

Strategic Initiatives

Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF)

 

£3,000 over one year towards the costs of a part-time administrator for the Social Impact Investors’ Group.

 

Heart of the City

 

£475,000 over five years (5 x £95,000) to Heart of the City to continue provision of the Foundation Programme including the salary of an Accounts Manager and contribution towards a new Stakeholder and Membership Manager.

 

John Lyon’s Charity

 

£300,000 to co-fund the salary and running costs of the Young People’s Foundations in each of the boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Barnet, Westminster, Camden, and Hammersmith & Fulham.

 

Kingston Voluntary Action

 

£25,950 towards the salary and associated running costs of a part-time High Net Worth Fundraiser who, as well as raising funds for Love Kingston, will add valuable learning to the wider London’s Giving movement.

 

Trust for London

 

£300,000 over 2.5 years (£130,000; £130,000; £40,000) towards Phase 2 of the Moving on Up strategic initiative to improve employment outcomes for young Black men in London.

 

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