Case Studies: Grant Funding Success

Recent Grants Awarded to Grants Online Subscribers

See how the daily updates to our grants database combined with our email alerts system & powerful search tools can help our subscribers beat the rush on valuable funding opportunities. The table below shows UK grant funding secured by Grants Online subscribers.

 

Grants Online Subscriber Funding Source Project Outline Funding Awarded
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Peter Harrison Foundation

To support the Diamond (Jubilee) Leaders initiative specifically in the South East targeting children and young people with special needs or other disadvantages.


£100,000
Royal Voluntary Service Volunteering Fund:  Health and Social Care

To enable older people to live safely and independently at home focussing on people being discharged from hospital, or at risk in the community. The project will: facilitate timely hospital discharge, reduce pressure on A&E, reduce unnecessary admissions and readmissions and promote independent living. Achieved by: piloting a model which supports trained volunteers to work alongside hospital admissions and discharge teams, and health and social care teams in the community.


£491,313
United Response Volunteering Fund:  Health and Social Care An innovative, arts/activity-based, flexible and dynamic dementia support service located in central Falmouth (Cornwall), coupled with outreach early intervention dementia support (phase 2). It will use a café focus as a primary social ‘tool’ which will bring people together whilst providing person centred activities to maximise independence and promote good health, whilst minimising the deteriorating effects of dementia. £154,907
Willow Park Housing Trust Big Lottery Fund

Tthe Willow Park Housing Trust will use £1 million funding to maximise use of Wythenshawe’s unused green spaces and 300 allotments to create secure food sources. It will also work to help the 6,676 homes in the area in fuel poverty. The project will particularly target young people, social housing tenants, hospital patients and unemployed people and encourage them to get involved in their communities and seek advice and support. A food growing hub will be established, cooking classes will be run and a FareShare depot will be set up to distribute locally grown produce to vulnerable people.


£1,000,000
Pentra Services Ltd Transition Fund

TheTransition Fund was intoduced by the UK Government to help voluntary organisations that are most vulnerable to short-term reductions in public spending to make the transition to becoming providers of public services.

The funding will enable the group to recruit new business development staff; re-train existing staff; update internal and external telecommunications systems; and investigate the costs of becoming a CRB agent.

£123,931
Ace Centre Advisory Trust Transition Fund

TheTransition Fund was intoduced by the UK Government to help voluntary organisations that are most vulnerable to short-term reductions in public spending to make the transition to becoming providers of public services.

The grant awarded to the Ace Centre Advisory Trust will be used to undertake user consultation, design and launch new services, marketing and web page design. It will also fund a specialist to support staff to develop a series of outcome and impact measures and to develop better data gathering and analysis processes.


£70,000
Thrive John Ellerman Foundation

The John Ellerman Foundation makes grants totalling around £5 million a year to about 180 different charities. The Foundation makes grants in the areas of Health and Disability; Social Welfare; Arts; Conservation; and Overseas.

Thrive received funding towards a two-year pilot project for a part-time Groups Support Officer to develop a network of support groups in central/northern England

£28,445
Buckinghamshire County Council European Commission - Life + Programme

This project aims to develop an innovative approach to Green Public Procurement. It will demonstrate the use of supply-chain strategies to improve environmental performance of local SMEs and achieve local authority sustainability targets.

A key tool the project will harness to achieve this will be to increase the uptake and implementation by SMEs of appropriate Environmental Management Systems (EMS), such as Acorn or EMAS–Easy. These will enable the SMEs to improve their environmental performance and increase their access to public procurement
contracts.

€856,777
Aspire Access to Volunteering Pilot Fund

Organisations in Greater London, the West Midlands and the North West can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000, which can be used to help overcome barriers that stop disabled people volunteering, such as specific equipment, a lack of suitable access and understanding of disability issues.

The funding will cover training sessions for people with learning disabilities to become volunteer buddies. The training will be comprehensive and inclusive, addressing issues such as the nature and benefits of being a buddy and how to communicate with people who do not use words.

£1,950
West Mercia Police Access to Volunteering Pilot Fund

Organisations in Greater London, the West Midlands and the North West can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000, which can be used to help overcome barriers that stop disabled people volunteering, such as specific equipment, a lack of suitable access and understanding of disability issues.

West Mercia Police currently support disabled volunteers and are also part of a
national drive to support disabled volunteers in all Police Forces in England and Wales.
They will use the funds to purchase specialist equipment for disabled volunteers, for example JAWS software, Dictaphones, special telephones, Braille signs and customised keypads.

£5,000
United Response Access to Volunteering Pilot Fund

Organisations in Greater London, the West Midlands and the North West can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000, which can be used to help overcome barriers that stop disabled people volunteering, such as specific equipment, a lack of suitable access and understanding of disability issues.

United Response will use the funding to produce a DVD of case studies of people with complex needs who have been successful in their volunteering efforts. The DVD will
be shown to potential volunteers to encourage them to volunteer.

£4,750
Leonard Cheshire Disability Access to Volunteering Pilot Fund

Organisations in Greater London, the West Midlands and the North West can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000, which can be used to help overcome barriers that stop disabled people volunteering, such as specific equipment, a lack of suitable access and understanding of disability issues.

Leonard Cheshire Disability will use the funding to support their Can Do project and promote social inclusion for young disabled volunteers. The funding will help pay for travel expenses and any adaptations needed for the volunteers, as well as purchasing marketing material to identify and promote opportunities for disabled volunteers.

£4,400
YouthNet UK Access to Volunteering Pilot Fund

Organisations in Greater London, the West Midlands and the North West can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000, which can be used to help overcome barriers that stop disabled people volunteering, such as specific equipment, a lack of suitable access and understanding of disability issues.

YouthNet UK received a grant of £4,500 to purchase upgraded screen reader software and a Redesign TheSite.org Discussion Board Template to improve access to their organisation for young disabled volunteers with visual impairments.

£4,500
Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS) Capacitybuilders - Capital Investment Programme Strand A

UnderStrand A of the Capital Improvement programme grants of up to £30,000 were available to functioning resource centres across England to support smaller-scale developments, such as improvements to the availability, accessibility or quality of accommodation, or shared facilities such as additional meeting rooms, office or storage space, better ICT, or access to resources such as a common library.

VAS owns and runs the Circle in Sheffield City - a fully accessible purpose built facility offering conference, training and meeting rooms. This project will directly benefit the Circle’s 11 tenants and over 200 voluntary and community sector organisations by creating more space, increasing the capacity of training rooms, creating additional income and enhancing the accessibility of the premises.

£30,000
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale CVS Capacitybuilders - Capital Investment Programme Strand A

UnderStrand A of the Capital Improvement programme grants of up to £30,000 were available to functioning resource centres across England to support smaller-scale developments, such as improvements to the availability, accessibility or quality of accommodation, or shared facilities such as additional meeting rooms, office or storage space, better ICT, or access to resources such as a common library.

Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale CVS promotes, co-ordinates, supports and develops community activities and aims to unite citizens of all classes irrespective of gender, religion or political opinion in the promotion of health and social welfare.
The proposed project will improve the quality and accessibility of the current resource centre. Work will include the installation of a new wireless hub to enable internet access across the building and update of furniture in the Cyber Café and conference and meeting rooms

 

£18,975
South Sefton Development Trust
Capacitybuilders - Capital Investment Programme Strand A

UnderStrand A of the Capital Improvement programme grants of up to £30,000 were available to functioning resource centres across England to support smaller-scale developments, such as improvements to the availability, accessibility or quality of accommodation, or shared facilities such as additional meeting rooms, office or storage space, better ICT, or access to resources such as a common library.

South Sefton Development Trust (SSDT) works to support local businesses, create training and employment opportunities and enhance the local community. SSDT manages a new building called the Investment Centre. The i-space is an area within this centre that is designed to offer a prestigious, high quality and high profile accommodation to new start businesses and in particular social enterprises.


The project is to enhance the i-space to enable the group to equip incubation units for new start SMEs, particularly third sector organisations, through the provision of a dedicated phone line, computer access, relevant business programmes, printing and copying facilities and ongoing technical support.

 

£29,380.00
Stockport Community and Voluntary Services Capacitybuilders - Capital Investment Programme Strand A

UnderStrand A of the Capital Improvement programme grants of up to £30,000 were available to functioning resource centres across England to support smaller-scale developments, such as improvements to the availability, accessibility or quality of accommodation, or shared facilities such as additional meeting rooms, office or storage space, better ICT, or access to resources such as a common library.

Stockport Community and Voluntary Services (SCVS) aims to promote, develop and support any charitable purposes for the benefit of the community in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport and surrounding districts and in particular the advancement of education, the furtherance of health and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness.


The project will increase the availability of shared facilities and resources by and adding the essential technology needed to ensure good quality service delivery. Improved telephone and network lines between the resource facility and the main office will enable computer and internet access in the training and resource room, improve communication between the two buildings to aid the management of the facility.

 

£17,234
Thrive Friends Provident Foundation

The Friends Provident Foundation makes grants to not-for profit organisations for projects that address financial exclusion within disadvantaged communities. Thrive, which is part of Church Action on poverty received a grant of £15,000 for the training of volunteers in Teesside to bridge the gap between households on low-incomes and sustainable financial products.

£15,000
East Durham Partnership Office of the Third Sector - Hardship Fund

The Hardship Fund provides grant support to third sector organisations in England delivering front-line services to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society that have been affected by the recession. Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 are available to support organisations with a turnover of at least £200,000 that are in financial hardship which is impacting on their ability to deliver services in the following areas; health and social care; housing support; education and training; and information, advice and guidance.

 

£142,764
Women Like Us Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Towards the costs of research and development work to pilot a new referral service for women who are out of work but need hard skills training plus information on childcare, housing and benefits issues, in order to enter employment.
£37,768
Watford Football Club's
Community Sports & Education Trust
Big Lottery Fund - My Place

Watford Football Club's Community Sports & Education Trust received a grant of £4.2 million from the Big Lottery My Place programme for a multi-use sports hall, gym, IT suite, art room, recording studio, café and outdoor pitch will be constucted on the Cedars Estate in Harrow Weald.

It is anticipated that the council and Watford FC will also look to use the facilites to help improve young people's health, diet, fitness and social skills, as well as provide important information on issues ranging from education, training, sex and mental health.

 

£4,200,000
Age Concern (Norfolk) Department of Health Age Concern (Norfolk) received a grant of £19,400 through the Department of Health;s Opportunities for Volunteering scheme to appoint a project co-ordinator who will recruit and train volunteers to provide complementary befriending services, working together with users in their own homes, promoting re-enablement, independence and social inclusion. £19,400
Age Concern (Norfolk) Office of the Third Sector - Hardship Fund

The Hardship Fund provides grant support to third sector organisations in England delivering front-line services to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society that have been affected by the recession. Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 are available to support organisations with a turnover of at least £200,000 that are in financial hardship which is impacting on their ability to deliver services in the following areas; health and social care; housing support; education and training; and information, advice and guidance.

 

£54,300
Webplay Paul Hamlyn Foundation WebPlay received a grant of £56,265, for the development of an online bridge enabling inexpensive and effective multi-media interaction between schools and arts organisations. £56,265 over two years
Romford YMCA Office of the Third Sector - Hardship Fund

The Hardship Fund provides grant support to third sector organisations in England delivering front-line services to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society that have been affected by the recession. Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 are available to support organisations with a turnover of at least £200,000 that are in financial hardship which is impacting on their ability to deliver services in the following areas; health and social care; housing support; education and training; and information, advice and guidance.

 

£186,723
Peabody Trust Big Lottery Fund - Young Peoples Fund 2 (national grants) The Peabody Trust received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund for a three-year project to set up a young tenant’s alliance through a series of youth councils. The project is aimed at young residents of housing estates aged 12-19, including those experiencing difficulty with the transition to independent living. The project also aims to increase young people's involvement in running their own services, actively engaging with landlords. £1,004,312
YWCA England & Wales Big Lottery Fund - Young Peoples Fund 2 (national grants) This project enables young women facing poverty, discrimination or abuse to overcome these hardships. Women will be involved in organisational change and decision making which will strengthen YWCA to reflect and respond to particular issues of concern to young women. £1,951,797
Bridges Development Education Centre
Department for International Development - Development Awareness Fund Mini Grants Scheme

Bridges Development Education Centre received funding for its "The 16 Challenge" initiative. The aim of the scheme is to work with KS2 children from local and contrasting primary schools in Shropshire to explore and develop their knowledge of development issues. The project includes developing the support of teachers and volunteers, and using summits held at civic location to draw schools together over this 3 year project.

£9,647 (first year funding)
Association for Real Change / United Response

Friends Provident Foundation

The Friends Provident Foundation makes grants to not-for profit organisations for projects that address financial exclusion within disadvantaged communities. The Association for Real Change, together with United Response, received a grant of £135,000 for the development of a range of accessible tools and resources aimed at making financial products and services accessible to people with learning difficulties.

 

£135,000
Bradford Police Club for Young People Department for Communities and Local Government - Community Leadership Fund

The Bradford Police Club for Young People received the grant for the engagement of young people through workshops and informal classroom settings to examine the relationship between peace, violence, conflict and war with a particular emphasis on questions of applied ethics involving school teachers and youth community workers as trained Educators.

£101,951 over three years
Action for Business (Bradford) Ltd Gulbenkiam Foundation Action for Business (Bradford) Ltd received a grant of £14,000 from the Gulbenkiam Foundation towards the cost of a series of financial planning and literacy classes for Asian women, Asian couples and disabled adults in Bradford and Keighley. £14,000
Willow The North Hull Womens Centre
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Willow The North Hull Womens Centre, received a grant of £42,409 towards the salary of a part-time women’s support worker to improve the confidence and skill levels of Black and Minority Ethnic women and to raise the community’s understanding of BME groups £42,409
Children's Society The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund The Children's Society working in partnership with "Bail for Immigration Detainee" has been awarded funding from The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund to work towards ending the immigration detention of children in the UK within three years.The grant of £1,250,000 enables The Children's Society, Bail for Immigration Detainees and The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund to build upon the work of those groups and organisations that have been campaigning independently to bring an end to the detention of children.
£1,250,000
Refugee Action Joseph Rowntree Trust Refugee Action, which is an independent national charity that works with refugees to build new lives in the UK, received a grant of £50,000 through the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's "Racial Justice" programme for a campaign that tackles the root causes of destitution amongst refused asylum seekers. £50,000
Carr-Gomm Housing Association Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust has given Carr-Gomm a grant of £16,000 to run parenting projects with vulnerable families in Leeds and Somerset and to supply resettlement packs for clients moving on from Carr-Gomm into their own place.

The Dulverton Trust is an independent charitable grant-making organisation. The chief areas of activity supported by the Trust are:

- Youth and Education
- General Welfare
- Conservation
- Religion
- Preservation
- Peace and Security
- Africa

 

£16,000
ENCAMS Sita Trust ENCAMS received a grant of £1,840,240 from the Trus for its Eco-Schools project. Eco-Schools is a national awards scheme for school children, which encourages them to examine their own practices and develop an environmentally aware approach to the management of their school. £1,840,240
Quarriers Big Lottery Fund - Young People Programme

The Big Lottery Fund's Young People Programme in Scotland was a £20 million grant programme to help young people aged 11-25 learn new things and take part in healthy and positive activities that make them feel good about themselves.

Quarriers received a grant of £101,324 to support the group of 20 young people who have been homeless at one time or another and who now want to campaign for the rights of other young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The project will employ a Youth Inclusion Officer and Youth Co-ordinator who will help the group of young people to gain experience as trainers. The young people will then deliver workshops to enable other homeless young people to develop the confidence to speak about what they need from support organisations. The project will benefit 250 young people in Glasgow, North and South Ayrshire, North Argyll and East Renfrewshire over the next two years.



£101,324
Groundwork Bury Big Lottery Fund - Family Learning Programme The Family Learning programme supports projects that helps parents to understand more about how their children learn and encourages adults and children to learn together as a family. Groundwork Bury has received a grant of £346,520 from the Family Learning programme for their "Growing Together" project. Learning Together is a local environmental learning project for people of all ages and abilities. The project, which will build allotments where families can learn practical skills growing their own food, will also provide special visits to community farms, create wildlife gardens, plant fruit trees and install insect nesting boxes to conserve the local flora and fauna. £346,520
Envolve Ernest Cook Trust To fund the part-time education team leader’s salary £6,400
Webplay Ernest Cook Trust To help with a schools’ theatre project £5,140
WestDEN (West Devon Environmental Network) Defra - Environmental Action Fund WestDEN recieved a grant of £127,983 (over three years) through the Environmental Action Fund for a project supporting sustainable consumption, especially in relation to food, within local communities and small businesses. £127,983
DePaul Trust KPMG Foundation

The DePaul Trust received a grant from the KPMG Foundation for a project that aims to work with persistent young offenders aged 16-18 by providing an alternative to custody. Judges will, on the recommendation of the Young Offending Teams, send young people to the DePaul Hostel where they will be bound, in court, to undertake 5 hours of activity per day. The activities include training in life skills, numeracy, vocational guidance, health and hygiene, drug awareness, IT and addressing offending behaviour.

 

£30,000 per annum for three years
Dudley Council for Voluntary Service Big Lottery Fund - BASIS Programme

Dudley Council for Voluntary Services was awarded a grant of £498,077 feom the Big Lottey Fund's BASIS programme. The BASIS programme aims to improve the infrastructure support available to all voluntary and community sector organisations in England.Dudley CVS received the funding for itsBuilding Blocks - Working towards a Sustainable Future project.

£498,077
Scottish Adult Learning Partnership Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

The Scottish Adult Learning Partnership received a grant of £90,000 from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation's Education programme towards the salaries over two years of three staff and to recruit 600 'hard to reach' people to local learning opportunities by creating opportunities for existing learners to become promoters of learning.

 

£90,000
Extracare Charitable Trust (Northamptonshire) Trusthouse Charitable Foundation The Extracare Charitable Trust received a grant of £10,000 from the Foundation to provide an assisted bathroom in one of the residential homes at the Northamptonshire Extracare Village for the elderly £10,000
Cooperative College Department for International Development - Development Awareness Fund

This 3 year project aims to create higher levels of awareness about the complex issues in global food chains and their impact on development amongst members in the UK co-operative movement; promoting better informed individual consumer choices and leading to better informed participation and decision making in the democratic structures of co-operatives and in regard to public policy debates. The project will work with the UK co-operative movement and target new members, active members, educators as well as co-operative decision makers, managers and key staff.

 

£177,000
Workers Educational Association
Department for International Development - Development Awareness Fund

The main aim of this 3 year project is to create an informed and dynamic understanding of the lives of people in developing African countries, through an exploration of environmental, social, economic, political, cultural and other circumstances that have created societies where the opportunities for safe, secure and stable lives are severely restricted or non-existent. Illustrative examples of these African countries include Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe.This will be achieved by developing and delivering a series of powerful, innovative and informal 'performance-based' one-day development education sessions for trade unionists and adults in disadvantaged communities in the West Midlands.

 

£114,291
Action for Business (Bradford) Ltd Adventure Capital Fund (ACF)

Founded in 1992, Action for Business (Bradford) Ltd (ABL), is a community enterprise which worked with Bradford Metropolitan District Council to redevelop and extend the former Carlisle Mills to bring a derelict building back into economic life and create approximately 40,000 square feet of work space. ABL initially ran the business centre on behalf of the council. In 2003, it had an opportunity to buy the centre. The ACF provided a £300,000 loan to help the social enterprise meet the £860,000 purchase price of the Building.

 

 

£300,000
Havering Venture Tudor Trust Havering Venture received a £45,000 grant over two years from the Tudor Trust towards the development of gym facilities and the salary costs of a gym project worker at a motor project in Romford working primarily with young people aged 13 to 16 £45,000
WAC Performing Arts & Media College Esmee Fairbairn Foundation WAC Performing Arts & Media College received a grant of 95,509 from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation towards the salaries of a project co-ordinator and tutor, management and other course delivery costs over three years to enable 40 young adults not in education, employment or training to
re-engage with learning and successfully enter further education, apprenticeship or employment.
£95,509
Blyth Star Enterprises Ltd Big Lottery Fund - Reaching Communities Programme

Blyth Star Enterprises Ltd received a grant of £151,037 for the Blyth Star Skills Initiative. The project will provide six weekly programmes of skills training for people with long-term mental illnesses. The training will include problem solving, literacy, and healthy living and yearly, basic IT training courses thereby helping its members increase their coping skills, physical health, and employability for the future.


£151,037
Glenkens Community & Arts Trust Nationwide Foundation The Glenkens Community & Arts Trust received a grant of £3,044 towards the costs of producing and distributing a community paper in an isolated and remote area of rural Scotland. The paper aims to help reduce social, cultural, economic and rural isolation. 5,000 people will benefit as will 100 volunteers. £3,044
Cantilever Partnership National Endownment for Science Technology and the Arts (Nesta) - Future Innovators Programme Cantilever Partnership, a social enterprise from Community Action Network, wants to encourage a new generation of entrepreneurs by equipping schools with the skills to embed enterprise into the curriculum.

Working with schools in the North East, Cantilever has produced a series of learning resources - a blueprint for helping pupils to run social enterprises such as school tuck shops, cinema clubs or even a hair salon

£178,000
Voluntary Action Calderdale The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Voluntary Action Calderdale received a grant from the Foundation towards fixtures and fittings for the ground floor of a community
resource and information base in the Borough of Calderdale, including
signage in Braille and remote door access for the disabled.
£10,000
Mental Health Foundation LLoyds TSB Foundation The Mental Health Foundation received a grant of £70,088 towards the Mutual Caring Project, which is developing support for learning disabled carers of ageing parents £70,088
Sense Scotland Camelot Foundation - Transforming Lives Programme

Sense Scotland, which provides respite, daycare, 24 housing support, carer support, training and advice for young people living in Scotland received a grant of £59,518 to establish a project which supports parents and carers to understand the issues involved in sex education and to roll out a training course to all their staff and establish a sexual health network for organisations working with young people with communication needs.


£59,518
Beth Johnson Foundation Big Lottery Fund - Reaching Communities Programme

The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) today awarded a grant of £309,357 to the Beth Johnson Foundation to support positive relationships between young and older people across the UK.

The Lottery award from BIG's Reaching Communities programme will go to the Beth Johnson Foundation's Centre for Intergenerational Practice in Stoke-on-Trent, which helps to bridge the gap between generations. The centre creates more cohesive communities by providing regional networks, websites, advice, training and reports as well as evaluation and development work, which can affect national policy.

 

£309,357
The Who Cares? Trust Esmee Fairbairn Foundation The Who Cares? Trust is a national charity working to improve public care for around 60,000 children and young people who are separated from their families and living in residential or foster care. The Trust received funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation towards projects over three years to improve the day-to-day lives of children and young people in public care in the UK.
£150,000
Friends of the Earth Scotland Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Friends of the Earth Scotland is an independent Scottish charity concerned with the protection of the environment. The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation provided Friends of the Earth Scotland with a grant towards the salaries, and on costs over two years of staff to undertake research and advocacy targeted at the Scottish Executive and Parliament on energy efficiency and microgeneration. £82,988
YMCA England and Wales Young People Fund

YMCA England and Wales received a grant of £62,740 for a project for young women to produce DVDs on themes of personal safety such as street safety, domestic violence and drug and alcohol awareness. It will aim to raise women's awareness about safety issues and enable them to make positive changes in their lives to ensure the safety of themselves and others.

 

£62,740
Aspire (the Association for Spinal Injury Research, Rehabilitation and Reintegration) AOL Innovations Award Aspire received an award from the AOL Innovations Award to fund a trainer who will run IT adaptive assessments of people with spinal cord injuries so that they can use the Internet despite limited mobility and hand movement
£2,000
LEAP Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Leap received a grant of £99,200 from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Towards the salary of the operations director over two years, increasing employability among people fromminority ethnic groups, by providing basic skills and job preparation training £99,200
Turning Point Young People Fund

Turning Point which is a charity addressing the needs of people affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability has received a grant of £1,225,473 from the Big Lottery Fund's Young Peoples Fund for a project to address the needs of children with parents misusing alcohol. The project will provide both emotional and practical backing through confidence building activities, social networking systems and advice services to help youngsters develop practical coping mechanisms for dealing with emergency situations.

 

£1,225,473
Bankside Open Spaces Trust Tudor Trust

The Bankside Open Spaces Trust received a grant of £30,000 over three years towards the director’s salary at an organisation working with local people to create inspiring green urban spaces in Southwark, London.

 

£30,000
National Trust Esmee Fairbairn Foundation The National Trust received funding towards the salary costs over three years of a project officer to create a landscape scale wetland reserve to benefit people and wildlife by expanding Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve through strategic land acquisition and habitat restoration. £53,130
The Noise Association Esmee Fairbairn Foundation The Noise Association received a grant of £39,000 from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation's Environment Programme towards a publication documenting how rural road noise affects people's lives.
£39,000
Rainer Young People Fund

Rainer, a national charity to support under-supported children, receivd a grant of £692,089 from the Big Lottery Fund's Young Peopled Fund to launch a new service to help address issues around persistent truancy and anti social behaviour in disadvantaged youth groups in Essex, Wessex, Lewisham, and Greenwich.

£692,080
Scottish Natural Heritage Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Scottish National Heritage which works towards securing the conservation and enhancement of Scotland's natural heritage
received funding from the Foundation towards removing the invasive, non-native mink from the Western Isles of Scotland in order to protect native species.
£100,000
Thames 21 Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Thames21 is an environmental charity working with communities to bring London's waterways to life. It received a grant from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation towards investigating the potential and practicalities of implementing an ecological habitat restoration programme in the central London area of the tidal river Thames. £92,137
United Kingdom Noise Association Esmee Fairbairn Foundation The United Kingdom Noise Association (UKNA) is an independently-funded organisation which brings together a unique coalition of key organisations to improve the noise climate across the UK. The Foundation provided the Assosiation with a grant towards core costs over two years to lobby Government for improvements in the noise climate. £10,000
Community Links Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Towards market research and a pilot test to develop a new way to fundraise by individuals selling unwanted items on e-Bay, using charity shops as drop-off points. £60,000
U Can Do I.T Bridgehouse Trust U Can Do I.T received a grant of £75,000 to provide ICT training for disabled people in East London. 75,000
Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations (CEMVO) Commission for Racial Equality Under its "Getting Results" programme the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) awarded CEMVO a grant of £25,000 to fund race equality work on a local level. 25,000
Fairbridge AOL Innovations Award Faribridge received an AOL Innovations Award to support a mobile learning project for disadvantaged young people in the city of Glasgow £2,000
Camden Womens Aid Tudor Trust Camden Womens Aid received a grant of £15,000 over two years from the Tudor Trust towards a pilot life skills project for women who have experienced domestic violence in London £15,000
4 Children Futurebuilders England

4Children(previously known as Kids Clubs) is the national charity dedicated to creating opportunities and building futures for children. Futurebuilders has invested £3,382,100 in 4Children to develop models of best practice for children and family centred services. It will demonstrate the benefits of integrated service provision across the 0-16 age range.

The investment will enable 4Children to establish 9 Children's Centres nationwide for 0-16 year olds and their families over the next 4 years, one in each region.

£3,382,100
St. Christopher's Fellowship Futurebuilders England The St. Christopher's Fellowship is a children's charity that is also a housing association, providing a combination of care, accommodation, housing, education, training and support to children, young people and vulnerable adults. Futurebuilders has offered St Christopher’s Fellowship an investment totaling £1,473,000. This is made up of a £1,150,000 loan and a £323,000 revenue grant.The purpose of this investment is to establish two three-bed children’s homes for particularly challenging young people, who currently fall through the cracks of the system, based in the inner London area. £1,473,000
Sense Scotland
Futurebuilders Scotland Sense Scotland has been working for over 20 years with children and adults who have communication support needs because of deafblindness, sensory impairment, learning and physical disabilities. With Futurebuilders Scotland support of £250,000, Sense Scotland will be able to undertake a £3.6m renovation and refurbishment of a 27,000 sq ft. three-story office block in Kinning Park, Govan. The facility will integrate existing provision under one roof and provide new accommodation for day services, art facilities, and children and family services.

 

£250,000
Nomad Homeless Advice and Support Unit Nationwide Foundation The organisation provides Information and advice on housing issues plus tenancy support schemes to vulnerable people in Sheffield and Rotherham. Nomad received a grant of £4,800 towards volunteers expenses benefiting 200 clients and 25 volunteers £4,800
Leicester City Council Out of School Hours Childcare Programme Leicester City Council was awarded £452,402 by the National Lottery's Out of School Hours Childcare Fund to create 516 new childcare places. The Council leads a consortium that includes an number of schools setting up new clubs. It will also result in local jobs and increased childcare in disadvantaged areas to help parents take up work and training opportunities. £452,402
Oily Cart AOL Innovation Award Oily Cart, an arts organisation in Wandsworth, London received an award to develop an interactive and accessible Web site that builds on the live art experience and enables children to anticipate the group's visits to nurseries, schools and theatres

 

£2,000
Alzheimer's Society AOL Innovation Award The Alzheimer's Society, West Kent received an award to develop an online forum for Alzheimer's sufferers to share advice and experiences £2,000
Rethink Young Peoples Fund

Rethink is a national charity that works to help epeople affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. Rethink successfully obtained a grant from the Big Lottery Fund's Young Peoples Fund to support a programme that builds self-esteem and peer support for people aged between 19 and 25 who have experienced a first episode of psychosis or are carers. The programme will also target young offenders with mental health problems and, in particular, those with experience of living in care, and young people from BME communities.

Not Announced
Kibble
Futurebuilders Scotland Kibble is one of Scotlands largest social enterprises, working with young people who have a complex mix of social, emotional, educational and behavioural problems. £180,630 funding has been made for a five in one building development. This will comprise of the Kibble Research to Practice Institute; Snoezelen room; a pilot therapeutic play area; changing rooms with disabled access; and community asset development project. These facilities will improve the quality and number of contracts provided by Kibble.
£180,630
National Trust Young People Fund The National Trust has recieved funding of £1,181,526 from the Big Lottery Fund for a youth project to develop skills, boost confidence and enhance career prospects of disadvantaged young people through a vocational training programme. £1,181,526
Prince's Trust Vodafone Foundation The Prince's Trust received two grants totalling £20,000 to fund volunteer mentoring programmes supporting young people who move on from TEAM personal development programmes in West Berkshire and Stoke.
£20,000
Fairbridge
Futurebuilders Scotland Fairbridge is a national charity working with young people against the challenges of inner-city life such as drugs, truancy, unemployment and juvenile crime.Fairbridge in Scotland are undertaking an extensive renovation and refurbishment of their premises in Dundee to enable the organisation to extend and enhance the programmes it can offer excluded young people in Dundee and Futurebuilders Scotland funding will contribute to the costs the refurbishment, development, and furnishing of a training suite. This will enable them to engage with 80 young people, aged 13-15, who face exclusion from mainstream education, each year. Participation in the programme will improve the skills and confidence of the participants, and will improve their chances of avoiding poverty when they leave school.
£144,936
Quarriers
Futurebuilders Scotland Quarriers provides a range of practical support and care services to adults and children with a disability, children and families, young people, homeless young people, people with epilepsy and carers. It received an investment of £125,000 from the Futurebuilders Scotland Investment Fund to increase the capacity of the Seafield School, a residential school run by Quarriers, by 14 pupils and expand the teaching facilities to include more classrooms and an indoor sporting/multi-use area, enabling a wider curriculum. The additional capacity will enable Quarriers to generate an increase in net revenue which will be reinvested in the school and/or in developing other new Quarriers services.
£125,000
Diocese of Wakefield
Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund (FCCBF) The Diocese of Wakefield received a grant of £45,000 towards the creation of the Kirklees Faiths Forum to provide strategic direction for inter faith work in the Kirklees area. The forum will provide effective and consistent communication between the key stakeholders and act as the lead body for faith initiatives and faith related matters. The forum will employ a development officer to implement these aims. £45,000
Rise Phoenix Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund (FCCBF) Established in 1993, Rise Phoenix works with children and young people in London and Tanzania. Rise Phoenix was awarded a grant of £25,000 to bring together children, young people, parents, teachers and the wider community within the shared context of faith and culture, expanding the boundaries of people’s experience beyond their identifiable faith and culture, whilst valuing their individual roots and source of strength within their own faith. They will come together through a carnival procession and a series of multi-faith based public art work, reflecting the common messages of the Bible, Koran and Torah, and created by children from the participating schools in a programme of workshops where they will collaborate with artists on the making of giant illuminated puppets and pieces of permanent art that will leave a legacy of Multifaith understanding. £25,000
Weston Spirit Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund (FCCBF) Weston Spirit is a charity for young people that promotes the personal and social development of socially excluded and disaffected young people. The charity received a grant of £2,500 from the Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund to run a two-day themed short course for people aged 15-18 from a cross-section of faith communities in Cardiff. The course will utilise development tools for young people to learn and encourage discussion about issues affecting young people from a wide range of faith backgrounds, with the intention of encouraging inter faith understanding and potentially developing friendships and discussion. £2,500
Refugee Council Improving Reach programme Improving Reach is a pilot programme which aims to improve the reach of infrastructure for a range of marginalised groups. The aim of the Improving Reach programme is to improve access to capacity building and support for a range of frontline groups / organisations working with people from black and minority ethnic groups, refugees and migrants, faith groups and isolated rural groups. £50,297
Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations Improving Reach programme Improving Reach is a pilot programme which aims to improve the reach of infrastructure for a range of marginalised groups. The aim of the Improving Reach programme is to improve access to capacity building and support for a range of frontline groups / organisations orking with people from black and minority ethnic groups, refugees and migrants, faith groups and isolated rural groups. £279,862
Thanet Early Years Refugee Challenge Fund Thanet Early Years which was set up to provide affordable pre-school education for the people of Thanet has received funding through the Refugee Challenge Fund to provide family learning opportunities for refugee families.
Not made public
Refugee Action Purposeful Activities Fund The Purposeful Activities Fund supports projects that enable asylum seekers to interact with and make a positive contribution to, the local communities in which they reside.
Not made public
St. Christopher's Fellowship Purposeful Activities Fund The Purposeful Activities Fund supports projects that enable asylum seekers to interact with and make a positive contribution to, the local communities in which they reside. Funding has been made available to Refugee Action in Manchester to extend an existing project to enable it to respond to requests and increase the area in which it can work. The programme will enable participants to develop new skills through at least some accredited programmes, and establish an integrated gardening project. Not made public
Hackney & Islington Refugee Training Partnership
European Refugee Fund The Hackney and Islington Refugee Training Partnership received funding through the European Refugee Fund to improve the capacity of Refugee Community Organisations (RCOs) in Hackney & Islington to deliver quality services to individual refugees in North East London. Not made public
Depaul Trust Strengthening Families Grants: The Depaul Trust is a charity working with young homeless and vulnerable people across the UK, offering opportunities for them to fulfil their potential. The Trust received a grant of £220,000 for their Reconnect -Innovative project. The aim of the project is to enable young homeless people and their families to explore and resolve family issues to prevent repeat family breakdown. £220,000 (over 3 years)
Northamptonshire Society for Autism Nationwide Foundation The Northamptonshire Society for Autism provides services to children and adults affected by autism. The Society recieved a grant of £5,600 towards the salary of a Volunteer Co-ordinator and associated costs, to support volunteers in assisting families of autistic children. 500 people and 30 volunteers will benefit £5,600
The Bankside Open Spaces Trust Nationwide Foundation The Bankside Open Spaces Trust received a grant of £9,500 towards plants, seeds, the expenses of 100 volunteers drawn from disadvantaged groups (e.g. single parents, BME groups), and the salary of a Community Gardener who will recruit and support them to develop a Diversity Garden for 1,500 others £9,500
West Devon Environmental Network Nationwide Foundation West Devon Environmental Network received a grant of £7,000 to enable 72 rurally isolated, low skilled and unemployed young people to partake in a vocational land based training course called Ley of the Land, to provide them with skills and help them gain employment £7,000
City of Exeter YMCA Trust Nationwide Foundation

The City of Exeter YMCA Trust received a grant of £6,000 towards the salary of a Co-ordinator of a Crisis Pregnancy Centre. This will benefit 15 volunteers as well as over 200 people who access the service to find help in coping with difficulties such as miscarriage and post abortion trauma.

 

£6,000
U Can Do IT Nationwide Foundation U Can Do IT received a grant if £7,000 tTo support the salary of a Volunteer Organiser to encourage volunteering among people with disabilities by promoting and developing an IT education service. £7,000
Refugee Action Strengthening Families Grants: Refugee Action is an independent charity that supports refugees and asylum seekers to resettle and build new lives in the UK. It has received funding through the Strengthening Families Grant for family support and information sharing and advocacy support to refugee and asylum seeking families. £220,000 (over 3 years)
YMCA England

Young Peoples Fund - Grants to Organisations

The YMCA received a grant of £124,572 for a project that is aimed at young women aged 12 - 16, who are economically, educationally and socially disadvantaged or at risk, vulnerable and isolated. The grant will support activities which, will include peer befriending through outreach work, and enable young women to take part in a range of indoor and outdoor activities of their own choosing. £124,572
SCOPE Strengthening Families Grants: Scope is a UK disability organisation whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Scope recieved funding through the Strengthening Families Grant for its "Firma Families" project which provides support to couples with a disabled child. The project will put the emphasis back on the parents' relationship so that they are able to provide effective parenting support. £206,000 (over 3 years)
St Christopher's Fellowship Strengthening Families Grants: The St. Christopher's Fellowship is a children's charity that is also a housing association, providing a combination of care, accommodation, housing, education, training and support to children, young people and vulnerable adults. The Fellowship received funding through the Strengthening Families Grant for the "Family Support" project. The project is aimed at looked after children in care through the provision of appropriate care paths to prevent repeat care episodes and to help families resolve issue which may threaten the ability of child to stay at home £135,000 (over 3 years)
Refugee Action Opportunities for Volunteering Scheme Refugee Action is an independent charity that supports refugees and asylum seekers to resettle and build new lives in the UK. It received a grant of £35,000 to involve refugees and asylum-seekers in volunteering and develop good practice in local voluntary organisations. £35,000
ExtraCare Charitable Trust Opportunities for Volunteering Scheme The ExtraCare Charitable Trust was formed in 1987 and currently operates 26 supported housing schemes and retirement villages throughout the greater Midlands area and the North. The Trust received a grant of £15,000 for a Volunteer Coach to work to develop a network of trained volunteers to support residents with dementia in specialist nursing homes. £15,000
Hispanic Welfare Association Opportunities for Volunteering Scheme The Hispanic Welfare Association received a grant of £20,000 to provide advice and support to Latin Americans and
Spanish-speaking people arriving in the UK.
£20,000
Forest YMCA Opportunities for Volunteering Scheme Forest YMCA in Walthamstow, London, received a grant of £20,000 to provide a healthy living programme for the community, including healthy eating, exercise and information. £20,000
Beth Johnson Foundation Opportunities for Volunteering Scheme The Beth Johnson Foundation aims to influence and challenge the role and status of older people within the United Kingdom. The Foundation received a grant of £30,032 through the Opportunities for Volunteering scheme to fund the recruitment of volunteer mentors with low-level
mental health problems who will recruit service users who also have
mental health difficulties, who will be supported by the peer mentors
to volunteer in a variety of community setting.
£30,032
Nomad Opportunities for Volunteering Scheme NOMAD Homeless Advice and Support Unit is an independent organisation which offers advice, support and practical help to homeless or inadequately housed people, or those in housing need. It received a grant of £27,957 for the Volunteer/Service Users Development Scheme to
support unemployed/vulnerable service users in accessing
volunteering opportunities in the local community.
£27,957
Falkirk Council Scottish Arts Council Falkirk Council received a grant of £23,916 from the Scottish Arts Council towards the cost of a artist residency to work with targeted communities living in the High Flats area of Falkirk. £23,916
South Derbyshire District Council Sport England Community Invetsment Fund South Derbyshire District Council have received £300,000 from the Sport England Community Invetsment Fund to develop Rosliston Forestry Centre as the physical activity centre for the National Forest by developing trails, purchasing physical activity equipment and create site accommodation. £300,000
Leicester City Council Sport England Community Invetsment Fund Leicester City Council has been awarded £596,481 from the Sport England Community Invetsment Fund for the Braunstone Park cage project, a development of a new floodlit, multi use games area that will fulfill many of the requirements of the physical activity and sport needs assessment carried out by the Braunstone Sports Action Zone team, and the appointment of two sports workers who will operate from the site. £596,481
City of Lincoln Council Sport England Community Invetsment Fund City of Lincoln Council working in partnership with Groundwork Lincolnshire have received £180,000 from the Sport England Community Invetsment Fund to construct a wheeled park, play area, and office base for community facilitator located at ‘the Backies’ in the Moorland ward of Lincoln, and appoint a community facilitator. £180,000
Nottingham City Council Sport England Community Invetsment Fund Nottingham City Council Leisure and Community Services have received £200,000 from the Sport England Community Invetsment Fund to construct a purpose built multi use games area for school and community use, as part of a new build school project at Amesbury Circus. £200,000
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Active England Dudley MBC received £291,448 from the Active England fund to en courage people to cycle more. Funding was secured to support the employment of a project co-ordinator; install of secure cycle storage and cycle racks to encourage people to undertake journeys by bike and
reduce car usage; provide signage to waymark walking routes; develop calorie maps for town centre routes; produce activity
packs for loan to parents; purchase cycles for bike loan scheme.
£291,448
Herefordshire Council Active England

Herefordshire County Council received funding of £112,100 the the Active England programme to increase the physical activity of South Herefordshire residents. The project will have 4 strands:

(1) Activity sessions identified by community needs assessment targeted at sedentary population

(2) Education - the provision of OCN and
City and Guilds accredited Fitness and Physical Activity courses to increase knowledge in local community

(3) Mentoring – a
system fro people who would like experience in the fitness industry

(4) By providing opportunities in South Herefordshire for
residents and employees to be physically active there will be a large impact on the health and well-being of the population.

£112,100
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Lottery - Home Front Recall Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has been awarded a grant to help commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War 2. The funding was used to host a series of events aimed at commemorating the war with entertainment from the era, displays and refreshments. £10,286
Torridge Voluntary Services Lottery - Awards for All The Group received a grant of £4,041 from the Awards for All scheme to help purchase a digital colour photocopiert to support local voluntary organisations with promotion. £4,041
Continyou DfES Parenting Fund Continyou is a community learning charity that provides a range of programmes encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to take an interest in learning. The charity successfully applied to the Parenting Fund to develop a co-ordinated approach to family learning in Leeds. £83,950
East Lancashire Deaf Society DfES Parenting Fund The East Lancashire Deaf Society was established in 1888 by hearing people to help and support deaf people. It is now run by deaf people for deaf people to support and empower them in the community. The Society successfully applied for funding to the Parenting Fund to support hearing parents with deaf children and deaf parents with hearing and or deaf children living in the Blackburn with Darwen area.
£70,754
Rainer DfES Parenting Fund Set up as a charity in 1997, Rainer runs over 60 projects nationally working with over 12,000 young people every year to provide them with the emotional and practical support needed to lead secure and fulfilled lives. Funding from the Parenting Fund was successfully obtained to pilot a model of early intervention that works with parents and their children to facilitate communication, develop monitoring and supervision, reduce conflict and strengthen relationships. £73,105
Refugee Action DfES Parenting Fund Refugee Action successfully applied to the Parenting Fund to support refugee and asylum-seeking parents in their parenting role by providing advice, support, information, advocacy and contact with other services that can help.
£85,000
Turning Point DfES Parenting Fund

Turning Point is a social care charity with services in 200 locations across the UK supporting 100,000 people each year. Turning Point works with individuals and their communities in the areas of drug and alcohol misuse, mental health and learning disabilities. The Parenting Fund project will provide support, information and advice to parents whose children are using drugs and alcohol and to addicted parents themselves.

£45,500
YMCA England DfES Parenting Fund YMCA England secured funding from the Parenting Fund to work in partnership with three local YMCAs who have a solid track record in establishing, developing and sustaining specialist parenting services. These are:
  • Rotherham YMCA, who will be contributing experience in young father work
  • Derbyshire YMCA, who will be contributing experience of working with families and children with specific needs
  • City of Bradford YMCA who will contribute experience of delivering Parenting services within BME communities.

The Parenting Fund project will capture the learning emerging from these three projects, and develop an additional 18 specialist initiatives over the lifespan of the funding across England.

£185,955
Tamil Welfare Association (Newham) UK Baring Foundation - Strengthening the voluntary sector project grants The Tamil Welfare Association received a grant of £2,500 from the Baring Foundation to employ a consultant to assist the organisation in upgrading its Community Legal Services quality mark in order to obtain franchise status. £2,500
Thrive Baring Foundation - Strengthening the voluntary sector project grants Thrive, the national charity whose aim is to work towards positive change in the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people through the use of gardening, received a grant of £5,000 to produce and disseminate an accredited quality assurance pack for therapeutic gardening projects. £5,000
West Devon Environmental Network Baring Foundation - Strengthening the voluntary sector project grants The West Devon Environmental Network received a grant of over £8,000 towards the 'Communities in Action' project which will help build up the capacity of local groups to develop projects and find funding. £8,033
young@now Baring Foundation - Strengthening the voluntary sector project grants Young@now received a grant of £10,820 from the Baring Foundation towards the costs of involving young people as consultants in monitoring and evaluating the work of this South London based youth work development project. £10,820
Valley and Vale Community Arts Baring Foundation - Arts Projects Grants Scheme Valley and Vale Community Arts is a community arts organisation based in the village of Bettws in the Garw Valley, Mid Glamorgan, Wales Funding of £5,000 was obtained towards a forum theatre project for three groups of 12-16 year old girls living in the South Wales Valleys. £5,000
Refugee Action Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Refugee Action received a grant of £10,000 towards costs of a campaign on destitution. £10,000
National Council for Voluntary Organisations Baring Foundation - Discretionary Grants Programme The National Council for Voluntary Organisations received a grant of £70,000 towards the cost of setting up and running a Collaborative Working Unit. £70,000
Who Cares? Trust Baring Foundation - Discretionary Grants Programme The The Who Cares? Trust is a national charity working to improve public care for around 60,000 children and young people who are separated from their families and living in residential or foster care. The Trust received a grant of £50,000 towards a project to develop and manage the Employability Plus project and improve training and employment opportunities for young people with learning disabilities. £50,000
Lady Margaret Hall Settlement (LMHS) Baring Foundation - Strengthening the voluntary sector project grants The Lady Margaret Hall Settlement received a grant of £12,000 to develop the LMHS 'family' support system for small local charities. £12,000
Nightstop UK Baring Foundation - Strengthening the voluntary sector project grants Nightstop UK is a national umbrella organisation supporting a network of 44 Nightstop schemes hat provide safe emergency accommodation for homeless young people aged 16-25 exclusively in the homes of approved volunteers until appropriate permanent housing is secured. The organisation received a grant of £10,000 towards the first year's costs of a project to set up a national monitoring and evaluation scheme. £10,000
National Trust Environmental Action Fund The National Trust successfully applied for funding to the Environmental Action Fund to support work promoting and supporting behaviour change by visitors to National Trust properties. 263000 (over three years)
WestDEN (West Devon Environmental Network) Environmental Action Fund Westden works to achieve sustainable rural communities in Devon and beyond. Through its work and projects Westden finds, and puts into action, practical solutions to the challenges facing rural areas. Westden received funding of £101,023 for Local Action for Global Change - A project supporting sustainable consumption, especially in relation to food, within local communities and small businesses. £101023 (over 3 years)
Refugee Council The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund The Refugee Council received a grant of £150,000 from the The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fundover three years for capacity building. £150,000
United Response Electoral Commission - Partnership Grants Programme United Response is a national organisation creating opportunities and services with people with learning difficulties and people with mental health problems. The organisation sucessfully applied for a grant of £128,335 for a project working with 1,000 people with a range of learning difficulties. It hopes to extend their understanding of how politics affects their everyday lives, and support them to become involved in the democratic process. Service users will be supported by care staff, who will also benefit from the training £128,335 over 3 years
Rethink Electoral Commission - Partnership Grants Programme Rethink, is a national mental health membership charity which works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. This project which received a grant of £269,344 from the Electoral Commission will work with people with mental health needs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They will run training courses for peer educators who will then run electoral registration campaign drives in their local areas. In addition the project will undertake research into the barriers to participation for people with mental health problems £269,344 over three years
Leonard Cheshire Electoral Commission - Partnership Grants Programme This project, working in Scotland, will equip disabled people with the skills, knowledge and confidence that are necessary for active citizenship. The 3-year project will train 'Academy Graduates' who will then pass on their learning to their peers.
£127,322
YMCA England Electoral Commission - Partnership Grants Programme The grant, over 3 years, will raise awareness amongst young people not in formal education of how democracy is organised, enbaling them to make connections between politicians and their everyday lives. The project will provide residential training courses where participants will become 'Democracy Champions' who then set up and deliver local peer education programmes. £198,748
Sacoma (Sahara Communities Abroad) Electoral Commission - Partnership Grants Programme The grant, over 3 years, will stimulate involvement in the democratic process amongst Black and Minority Ethnic communities. The project will provide a series of workshop days, training and information provision events enabling participants to understand and participate in the democratic process.
£244,480
4Children DfES - Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme 4Children (previously known as Kids Clubs) is the national charity dedicated to creating opportunities and building futures for children. The organisation received a grant of £3.3 million from the Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme to promote quality childcare (particularly for disadvantaged children) in & around extended schools and children centres. £3,300,000
Hove YMCA DfES - Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme Hove YMCA has received a grant of £214,000 to provide support for families where the children and young people (aged between 8 - 19 years) might be having problems at school, getting into trouble with police, taking drugs, etc £214,000

 

ACE Centre Advisory Trust
DfES - Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme The ACE Centre Advisory Trust provides a focus for the use of technology with the communication and educational needs of young people with physical and communication difficulties. It received a grant of £270,000 to establish teams of teachers and therapist in six Children's Trust Pathfinders around the country and show how other Children's Trusts can set up similar teams in the future £270,000
TreeHouse Trust DfES - Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme The TreeHouse Trust (TreeHouse) is a London-based UK charity, established in 1997 to provide an educational Centre of Excellence for children with autism. It has received a grant of £215,500 to provide a link between families of children and young people with autism, professionals and local government £219,500

 

The Prince's Trust DfES - Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme The Prince's Trust received a grant of £300,000 to build the capacity of regions to train and support young people as they progress into position of responsibility within The Trust, partner with other Trusts and provide new opportunities for young people completing the Prince's Trust programme £300,000
Weston Spirit DfES - Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme Weston Spirit is a charity for young people that promotes the personal and social development of socially excluded and disaffected young people. The charity received a grant of £212,500 to provide an intervention programme - targeting 'at risk' young people, who have the potential to engage in criminal activity by providing support for them and their parents £212,500

 

ExtraCare Charitable Trust The Mercers’ Company

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust was formed in 1987 and currently operates 26 supported housing schemes and retirement villages throughout the greater Midlands area and the North. The Trust received a grant of £55,000 to fund a development officer’s post to advise and develop proposals for new ExtraCare schemes in the South East

55,000

Fairbridge

The Mercers’ Company Fairbridge is a national charity working with young people against the challenges of inner-city life such as drugs, truancy, unemployment and juvenile crime. Fairbridge, London received a grant of £30,000 as part of a £90,000 over three years towards the development of Fairbridge’s new team in Hackney which is providing support for disadvantaged young people. £30,000
Lady Margaret Hall Settlement The Mercers’ Company Lady Margaret Hall Settlement, London received a grant of £10,000 Towards the Soft Furnishings Training Project and Business for local people in North Lambeth. £10,000
Motor Neurone Disease Association The Mercers’ Company The Motor Neurone Disease Association received a grant of £10,000 towards educational opportunities in London for Health and Social Care Professionals. £10,000
       
   
   
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