Over £4m awarded at the Trust’s May grants meeting

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The Trust is pleased to announce the award of grants worth over £4 million at it’s May 2017 Grants Committee Meeting.

Grants awarded on our Investing in Londoners programme included:

  • £43,000 to Raw Material towards their In-Reach project which will take creative music activities to mental health hospital wards in South London.
  • £119,000 to Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability towards regular sports activities for people living with severe neurological disabilities, enabling them to achieve their full potential and enjoy the best possible quality of life.
  • £23,400 to Shapeshifter Productions towards The Smiling Sessions a participatory singing project for the elderly.
  • £116,000 to Children England towards the 4in10 programme against child poverty in London.

Along with grants on our Investing in Londoners programme, the Trust also distributed funds under two special initiatives devised as part of our 20th Anniversary which took place in 2016. Firstly, five grants were awarded as part of the Bridge to Work programme which will over the course of five years seek to remove barriers to employment for young disabled Londoners. Secondly, fifteen new grants were confirmed under our Bridge Fund, an infrastructure support programme devised in response to The Way Ahead report.

Finally, our Trustees decided to make an exceptional one-off award of £75,000 in response to the Westminster terror attack on 22nd March 2017. This grant to The London Emergencies Trust (LET) will go towards a fund for the bereaved families and injured survivors as well as towards LET’s ongoing costs.

 

Investing in Londoners

Improving Londoners’ Mental Health
Evolve Housing + Support£55,000 for a third and final year for a full-time Wellbeing Manager plus running costs to deliver mental health support services for homeless people living at Evolve Housing + Support units.
Raw Material Music and Media Education Limited£43,000 over three years (£16,165; £13,420; £13,415) towards the part-time Project Manager, sessional staff, equipment and on costs for the In-Reach mental health programme.
Stonewall Equality Ltd£17,000 over one year for staffing and programme costs for the Role Models programme for members of the BAME LGB community in London.
Terrence Higgins Trust£106,400 over two final years (£52,350; £54,050) for a full-time Specialist Young People’s Counsellor and the associated operating costs of a young people’s therapy service project in London.
Young Vic Theatre Company£30,550 for one year towards the costs of providing creative drama activities for young people aged 14-18 with mental health issues.
 

Improving London’s Environment

ShareAction£80,000 over two years (£39,500; 40,500) to meet the cost of a full-time Education Officer with project running costs within its Education for the Capital in Environment and Finance initiative.
 

Making London More Inclusive

Heart n Soul£90,000 over three years (3 x £30,000) towards the Expandable project, including the part-time Project Assistant and associated project costs.
Longfield Hall Trust£5,000 towards an independent access audit and subsequent amendment of architectural plans.
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability£119,000 over three years (£45,000; £39,000; £35,000) towards the costs of providing regular sports activities to people living with severe neurological disabilities.
Scope£250,000 over three years (£100,000; £80,000; £70,000) for the salary costs and related operational costs of the Starting Line and Kickstart programmes in east London.
St Barnabas Church£4,500 to commission an independent access audit to inform the redevelopment of Solar House, Finchley Road.
Toucan Employment£114,750 over three years (£38,500; £37,750; £38,500) for the salary of a full-time Workstart Project Worker and associated running costs.
Volunteering Matters£135,000 over three years (3 x £45,000) for the salary, project delivery and support costs of an Inclusion Worker engaging young disabled people in volunteering.
 

Making London Safer

Her Centre Limited£173,800 over three years (£57,500, £57,800, £58,500) for the Follow Up Support project, including one full-time Follow Up Support Worker.
Parent Abuse and Reconciliation Service£108,200 over three years (£37,100, £35,100, £36,000) for the salary of a full-time Under 10’s Children DART Project Manager and associated project costs.
 

Older Londoners

My Life Films£24,000 for the costs of creating biographical films for 24 people with dementia in London, and related project costs.
Shapeshifter Productions Ltd£23,400 over two years (£11,550; £11,850) towards running costs of The Smiling Sessions project.
St Johns Community Development Project£31,000 for one year towards the costs of a part-time outreach worker, driver and associated running costs.
Strawberry Hill Trust£22,800 over three years (3 x £7,600) towards developing the Feel Good Garden project working with older people aged 75 plus.
 

Reducing Poverty

Children England£116,000 over two years (£57,500; £58,500) for a full-time Research and Learning Officer and a part-time Network Membership Officer, web developments, workshops and the production of research reports for the 4In10 programme in London.
Islington Bangladesh Association£51,000 over three years (£16,800; £17,000; £17,200) for the part-time salary of the Welfare Rights and Debt Adviser and associated project costs.
 

Strengthening London’s Voluntary Sector

Community Southwark£100,000 over two years (2 x £50,000) for the salary of a full-time Outcomes Framework Development Officer and associated running costs to deliver a monitoring and evaluation programme in Southwark and Waltham Forest.
One Westminster£130,000 over three years (£44,500. £42,500, £43,000) towards a part-time post, associated running costs with costs for workshops and outreach support.
 

Greening the Third Sector: Eco-Audits

Applecartlive Ltd£2,600 to undertake an eco-audit.
Cardinal Hume Centre£2,800 to provide an eco-audit.
Community Centre for Refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia£3,000 to provide an eco-audit.
Elfrida Rathbone Camden£2,400 to provide an eco-audit.
Organiclea£2,600 to undertake an eco-audit.

Anniversary Programme

Bridge to Work – Employment & Disability
Action for Kids£250,000 over five years (5 x £50,000) for a full-time Job Coach and a programme of employment brokering, travel-training and work-related learning to support young people with learning disabilities into and in employment.
Muscular Dystrophy Group of Great Britain and Northern Ireland£276,000 over five years (£51,000; £53,000; £55,000; £57,000; £60,000) for the Project Manager and other staff and operational costs of the Bridge to Work project.
National Autistic Society£199,000 over five years (£75,000; £39,000; £29,000; £28,000; £28,000) to develop and establish an online training resource for autistic young jobseekers in London.
Royal Mencap£350,000 over five years (5 x £70,000) for an Employment Co-ordinator, an Employer Engagement Co-ordinator plus running costs to deliver the Bridge to Work project in London.
Whizz-Kidz£384,000 over 5 years (£49,000; £52,000; £91,000: £96,000; £96,000) for the salary and operational costs of the Bridge to Work project.
 

Bridge Fund – Infrastructure Support

Advice UK£50,000 towards salary, on-costs and operational costs.
Age UK London£49,700 towards the costs of three salaries, on-costs and associated project costs.
British Refugee Council£50,000 for a salary, associated on-costs and operational costs.
Children England£44,000 over one year as a contribution to the salaries of three central team staff and associated costs.
Greater London Volunteering£48,400 towards salaries, on-costs and operational costs.
HEAR Equality and Human Rights Network£50,000 over one year for the co-ordinator’s salary, on-costs and operational cost.
Inclusion London£50,000 towards the cost two salaries and on costs and associated costs and for access costs for DDPOS to Inclusion London’s campaigns and policy forum.
LASA£50,000 over one year towards a salary and associated costs.
Law Centres Federation£50,000 towards salaries, on-costs and operational costs.
London Voluntary Service Council£50,000 towards salaries, on-costs and operational costs.
Partnership for Young London£48,500 towards the cost of the Strategic Director’s salary and a part-time intern and associated project costs.
Race Equality Foundation£48,200 towards the salaries of two posts, on-costs and associated project costs.
Race On The Agenda£50,000 over one year towards a salary and operational costs.
Transport for All£49,400 over one year for the salary of the Communications and Project officer, on-costs and associated project costs.
Women’s Resource Centre£48,800 for a salary for a post to work on the Way Ahead and associated costs for the work.

Exceptional Grants

London Emergencies Trust£75,000 towards a fund for the bereaved families and injured survivors of the Westminster terror attack and to provide LET with working funds to meet other outgoings.

 

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