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Grants Made 2015

Organisation Name Project Title Grant Paid
Hosking Houses Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon towards updating and reprinting the brochure £ 100,000
Sir Joseph Banks Archive Project, Nottingham towards a three year project to publish three new volumes of material relating to Banks and Africa £ 10,000
Vision Care for Homeless People, London towards maintaining weekly eye clinics in London and Brighton (core costs) £ 10,000
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Development Foundation, London towards a two-week art exhibition to raise awareness and funding for the National Brain Appeal £ 10,000
MCC Foundation, London to engage 50 young people from Clacton and Jaywick in a high-quality cricket programme over three years £ 10,000
Bemerton Community, Salisbury towards conversion of a grade II listed church into a community centre £ 10,000
Castlemilk High School, Glasgow to purchase portable staging to support the drama programme at the school £ 9,500
St Luke's Church, Stockport to cover the Parish Community Centre's Manager salary £ 8,600
Ardeer Parish Church, Stevenston towards restoration of the church and community building £ 8,000
1st Thornton Cleveleys Scout Group to repair the scout headquarters roof £ 7,500
Broadhempston Village Hall and Playing Field Trust CIO towards building a new hall £ 7,500
57 West, Southend-on-Sea towards the ongoing costs of the community hub for vulnerable members of the community £ 7,500
Ulverston Inshore Rescue towards a £54K 'Hovpod' to improve response times to emergencies in Morecambe Bay £ 7,000
Ellington Colliery Band, Ashington towards two new tubas and a trombone £ 6,500
Brockworth Community Project towards ongoing costs in the financial year end March 16 £ 6,000
Nash Concert Society, London towards the 2015/16 season of concerts at Wigmore Hall £ 6,000
Seeing Ear, Hastings towards the transcription of books for people with Dyslexia £ 6,000
Roe Valley Residents Association, Limavady towards the HAPPY PROJECT (Health and Promotion of Physical Activity in Young People) £ 6,000
Jigsaw Nursery Gilsland, Brampton towards the redevelopment of an unused building to facilitate the expansion of services £ 6,000
Sixteenfeet Productions, London towards recruiting a paid intern for 26 weeks £ 5,700
Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, Llandeilo towards the shortfall on the development phase of a major £1.3M capital project to conserve the grade II registered, Bishop's Park at Abergwili £ 5,000
Watermill Foundation, Cawdor towards the cores costs of this charity offering specialist cycling facilities for people with diabilities £ 5,000
Traffic of the Stage Touring, London towards a spring term tour of two productions to secondary schools £ 5,000
Warwickshire Wheelchair Basketball Academy, Solihull to cover two new wheelchairs suitable for children's use £ 5,000
63rd Bristol (St Andrew with St Bartholomew) Boy Scout Group towards the demolition and rebuilding of the scout hut £ 5,000
Alongside You, London towards running costs at this charity supporting families living with HIV £ 5,000
Ballyholland Development Association, Newry towards core costs in the financial year end March 16 £ 5,000
Berriedale Portland Hall Committee towards the final phase of refurbishment of the hall £ 5,000
Bridgerule Village Hall Ltd, Holsworthy towards replacing the old store room £ 5,000
Caistor Roman Project, Norwich towards a new phase of development £ 5,000
Canterbury Shopmobility towards ongoing costs including new equipment and maintenance £ 5,000
Church Minshull Village Hall, Nantwich towards a new storeroom £ 5,000
Colerne Village Hall Association, Near Chippenham towards the purchase of cinematic equipment for the village hall £ 5,000
Finstock Village Hall towards building a new village hall £ 5,000
Friends for Friends, Pinner towards ongoing work supporting and improving the quality of life of people with learning disabilities through befriending £ 5,000
Garnant Family Centre towards the Dads Group sessions at the Family Centre £ 5,000
GrowTH, London towards the £48K salaries of two existing Advocate Workers at this initiative by churches in Tower Hamlets to support homeless people £ 5,000
High Kirk Social Action in our Community, Ballymena towards lifelong learning sessions for disadvantaged individuals on an estate in Ballymena £ 5,000
Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge towards refurbishment of the toilet block £ 5,000
Hull Families Project to provide support for 50 families experiencing poverty £ 5,000
John Oxnam Charity, Newquay towards refurbishing the community building £ 5,000
Kivuli Trust, Ancroft towards building and equipping a dining room and play room £ 5,000
National Family Carer Network, Manchester towards core costs £ 5,000
New Routes Integration, Norwich towards core costs in financial year 2015/16 £ 5,000
Newstead Colliery Miners Welfare Trust towards replacing the heating system £ 5,000
Not Shut Up, London towards core costs for the charity which promotes the creative writing of those who are or have been in secure custody £ 5,000
One Community Development Trust, Tilbury towards increasing the Project Coordinator's hours and a professional development course £ 5,000
Pyramid Health and Social Care Association, London towards running costs in 2015/16 £ 5,000
Shopmobility Enniskillen towards core costs of providing scooters and manual wheelchairs to people with limited mobility £ 5,000
St Clement's Church, Bradford towards the salary of the existing Project Coordinator at this charity providing community activities £ 5,000
St John's Youth Centre, London towards £33K annual running costs at large Islington youth club with twice weekly sessions £ 5,000
Step and Learn, Strood towards the salary of the existing Lead Conductor at this charity supporting children with motor disorders and their parents/carers £ 5,000
Stepping Up Limited, London towards ongoing costs £ 5,000
Woodford Parish Church Memorial Hall, London towards the renewal of the dance floor and toilet facilities £ 5,000
Young Minds Matter, Sunderland towards a youth coordinator salary £ 5,000
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal, London to support homeless people in Central London £ 5,000
St Jerome's Church, Haverfordwest towards the renovation of St Jerome's Church and community heritage project £ 5,000
Reading Repertory Theatre towards the salary of a part-time ENGAGE Officer £ 5,000
Roche Brass, St Austell towards basses/tubas for the junior band £ 5,000
Plantation Garden Preservation Trust, Norwich towards overhauling the drainage system to prevent flooding and corrosion of banks and borders £ 5,000
New Harmonie, Horsham towards a series of monthly music workshops in a dementia centre £ 5,000
Kingsteignton Youth Centre, Newton Abbot towards reopening the Youth Centre £ 5,000
Maryport Educational Settlement towards ongoing activities at this community arts and learning centre £ 5,000
KeySteps, Weston-super-Mare towards running costs for the charity which seeks to reduce homelessness £ 5,000
Horseshoes and Handprints, Chard towards ongoing costs in the financial year end June 2016 £ 5,000
Horbury Methodist Church, Wakefield towards £357K refurbishment phase of the new community hall capital project £ 5,000
Horbury Churches Together, Wakefield towards the delivery of a programme of youth activities in 2015 £ 5,000
Greysteel Community Association towards the ongoing costs of this rural community centre £ 5,000
Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust, Ravenglass towards installing a waterwheel and generator £ 5,000
East Lancs into Employment Company, Burnley towards running costs in the financial year end December 2015 £ 5,000
East Coast Sail Trust, Chelmsford towards maintenance and upkeep costs of the vessel during 2015/2016 £ 5,000
Dunaverty Village Hall, Campbeltown to cover equipment and furniture for two meeting rooms and an office at the new village building £ 5,000
Carers Careline, Redditch towards ongoing costs in 2015/2016 £ 5,000
Callington Amateur Drama Society, Callington towards phased improvements to the theatre building £ 5,000
Belleisle Conservatory Limited, Ayr towards installing toilets and eco-friendly heating in the newly restored Victorian structure £ 5,000
Balfron Bowling Club towards improvements to the club facilities to encourage younger members and widen access £ 5,000
Arts in Romney Marsh, Hastings towards the 2015 festival and ongoing costs £ 5,000
Activity Club for Children with Special Needs, Henley-on-Thames towards one on one support for disabled children attending the Easter 2016 holiday club £ 5,000
2048 (Dagenham) Sqn Air Training Corps towards new computers and associated IT costs £ 5,000
1st St Neots Scout Group towards refurbishment of the scout hall £ 5,000
4th West Lothian Scout Group, Linlithgow towards new floor coverings as part of the renovation of the hall £ 4,800
Ford, Pallion & Millfield Community Development Project, Sunderland towards running the befriending service £ 4,800
Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust, Leeds towards increasing the number of activities for older people in 2015 £ 4,700
Hackney Young Peoples University, London towards a five-day music course for young people resulting in a one-day community music event £ 4,600
Thurgoland Village Welfare Association towards rewiring of the village hall £ 4,500
Play Radnor, Llandridod Wells towards the existing Administrator salary £ 4,500
Aaina Women's Group, London towards ongoing costs at charity providing support for Asian, Muslim and Refugee women £ 4,500
Grainger Park Boys Club, Newcastle upon Tyne towards the core costs of the new community centre in 14/15 £ 4,500
Seaham Philharmonic Society towards ongoing costs of running low cost music tuition to young people and families in 2015 £ 4,000
Livewire Trust, Harlow towards the summer theatre projects during August 2015 £ 4,000
Plymouth Sports Academy, Saltash towards enabling 50 young people classed as NEET training to become sports coaches £ 4,000
Community Empowerment and Support Initiatives (CESI-UK), Greater London towards activity costs of the health project for the Nepalese Gurkha community and volunteer and staffing costs £ 4,000
Borders Scrap Store, Selkirk towards core costs of the charity which collects safe waste materials for use as creative play materials by schools and community groups £ 4,000
Abergorki Community Hall, Treorchy towards repairing the roof of the community building £ 4,000
Village Hall (Illston on the Hill) towards restoring the village hall roof £ 4,000
Number 18 Project (Bognor Regis) Ltd, Bognor Regis towards core costs to maintain service for 14/15 £ 4,000
Steel Pan Trust, Greenford towards general costs in 2015/16 £ 4,000
Holidays with Help, Todmorden towards volunteer support and medical staff for respite breaks £ 4,000
Faversham Assistance Centre towards costs of the new community gardening project in the first year £ 4,000
Davina's Ark (Aftercare Addiction Centre), Newry towards core costs in 2015/16 £ 4,000
Shopmobility Market Harborough towards the core costs of supporting people who are struggling with their mobility £ 4,000
St Silas with All Saints Church, Pentonville towards repairing structural damage and redecorating the church community hall £ 4,000
Art in Minds Foundation, Worcester to cover the cost of a temporary exhibition co-ordinator to oversee the annual exhibition taking place in October 2015 £ 3,750
Avoncroft Arts Society, Bromsgrove to cover replacing door and windows in a room at this community arts centre £ 3,600
Intersensory Club, Barry towards purchasing two PoolPod Submersible wheelchairs £ 3,600
Pokesdown Community Youth Centre, Bournemouth towards extending the 'Busy Bodz' programme which has been designed to develop the foundation core skills of young children in readiness for school £ 3,500
Arran Access Trust, Brodick towards a new shore path from Cordon to Kingscross £ 3,500
Bromley Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum towards developing and marketing a shared training system for member groups £ 3,500
North Area Partnership, Rochdale towards core costs in 2015/16 £ 3,500
Spennymoor Settlement Community Association towards redecorating the community centre £ 3,500
War Office Locomotive Trust, Aberfeldy towards the restoration of a World War I narrow gauge steam locomotive (Hunslet Engine) £ 3,000
Sufra NW London, Stonebridge towards expanding kitchen facilities for use by their food academy for unemployed young people aged 16 to 25 years £ 3,000
Strabane Community Unemployed Group towards running costs of this charity addressing high unemployment in the community £ 3,000
Rochdale Foodbank towards core costs and training new volunteers in debt advice £ 3,000
Prison Link, Birmingham towards increasing the hours of the existing Volunteer Coordinator, volunteers expenses and admin costs at this charity resettling offenders back in to society £ 3,000
Nottingham Focus on Wellbeing, Bilborough towards expenses and training for volunteers £ 3,000
Happy Wanderers Ambulance Organisation, Harrogate towards a new wheelchair accessible vehicle £ 3,000
Glasgow Action for Pensioners, Govan towards running costs for the financial year ending March 16 £ 3,000
Friends of St Nicholas Church Newington Folkestone, Hythe towards building a toilet and kitchen and creating a social area for functions within the church building £ 3,000
Ensemble Amorpha, London towards production costs of 'Unborn In America' at the Vault Festival £ 3,000
Cowbridge Amateur Dramatic Society towards insulating the theatre roof £ 3,000
Dartford & Crayford Sea Cadets Unit towards the core costs of the sea cadets charity in Dartford £ 3,000
Bolton Community Forum towards a 12 month training programme for 6 volunteers £ 3,000
Changing Tunes (London and South East), Orpington towards 12 months activity in 3 additional prisons £ 3,000
Baby Equipment Loan Service, Howdon (Bels), Denbigh Avenue towards core costs in financial year 2015/16 £ 3,000
1st Fordingbridge Scout Group to cover the shortfall on the cost of replacing the roof of the scout hut £ 3,000
African Women of Substance, Wolverhampton towards ongoing costs of supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged women in the West Midlands £ 3,000
Chantry Dance Company, Grantham towards ongoing costs £ 3,000
Glusburn Community and Arts Centre towards the freelance community outreach worker £ 3,000
Greatham Sports Field Association, Hartlepool towards purchase and installation of portacabins to be used as changing facilities and toilets £ 3,000
Harborough Youth and Community Trust towards the 2015 free music and arts festival for young people £ 3,000
Lady Margaret Hall Settlement, London towards a series of free upcycling workshop sessions to residents of local estates £ 3,000
Luv Preston towards the set up costs of the Re:Paint project for one year £ 3,000
Musical ARC, Leeds towards ongoing costs in 2015 £ 3,000
North West Walsall Gateway Club, Willenhall towards core costs of this charity providing activities for people with profound learning and physical disabilities and their volunteer carer facilitators £ 3,000
Parents Forum Bradford and Airedale towards the ongoing costs of this charity supporting parents and carers of children with disabilities £ 3,000
Saam Theatre Company, London towards ongoing costs in the financial year end March 2016 £ 3,000
South Tyneside Football Trust, Jarrow towards a development scheme for talented young players with a view to generating revenue for the charity £ 2,500
Sujata Banerjee Dance Company (SBDC), Middlesex towards the creation, tour and workshops of 'Draupadi: The Fireborn Princess' £ 2,500
Mustard Seed Group, Ballyhornan towards installing a Solar Photovoltaic system £ 2,500
Moor and Coastal Partnership Trust, Camelford towards the in-school workshops prior to the community arts festival £ 2,500
Incredible Kids, Bristol towards 40 specialist play and activity sessions for 60 children with disabilities and additional needs £ 2,500
House of Play + Education, Tyseley towards core costs £ 2,500
Forest Hill Youth Project (Platform 1), London towards core costs in financial year 2015/16 £ 2,500
Family Life Centre, Norwich towards core costs in financial year 2015/16 £ 2,500
Facial Palsy UK, Peterborough towards increasing the hours of the part time office assistant from 1 to 2 days a week £ 2,500
Ackworth Community Library towards a new literacy initiative and new p/t Library Assistant post £ 2,500
Checkpoint Advice & Support, Leicester towards a service to support people in severe financial hardship due to their ill health £ 2,500
Cleas, Isle of Skye towards purchase of a new piano to deliver arts activities on the Isle of Skye £ 2,500
Crawley Sea Cadet Unit towards repairs to HQ roof and guttering £ 2,500
Hoots Forever Home, Dalry towards ongoing costs at this bird sanctuary £ 2,500
South Wight Youth Theatre, Ventnor towards a new shed to house costumes £ 2,500
Clean Slate, Bicester to cover a programme working with women who have suffered from domestic or sexual abuse £ 2,400
Carlton on Trent Village Hall to cover the cost of IT equipment and installing broadband £ 2,200
Rotherham Blackburn Club for Young People towards core costs in financial year 2015/16 £ 2,000
Torpoint and Rame Youth Project towards the salaries of two youth workers for one year to deliver a weekly youth session in Torpoint £ 2,000
Margam Youth Centre towards running costs of the sports field in 2015/16 £ 2,000
Marwood Community Hall, Barnstaple towards fit out and equipment for new community hall £ 2,000
North End Writers, Truebrook towards establishing a new office base for the literary charity £ 2,000
Friends of Holme Hall School, Chesterfield towards books (£1.2K) and costs of the pre-school library £ 2,000
Elmtree Community Action Group, Hartlepool towards the salary of a gardener/handy man to support the maintenance needs of elderly service users £ 2,000
Community Heart Productions, Flint towards core costs in financial year 2015/16 £ 2,000
Bellingham Town Hall towards essential building repairs £ 2,000
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Southampton to cover increasing the hours of the existing Education Officer and cost of new clay making course for vulnerable adults £ 2,000
ConGens Group, Oxley towards ongoing costs £ 2,000
Mustard Seed Singers, Canterbury towards ongoing costs in 2015/16 £ 2,000
OperaCoast, Pevensey towards core costs of this developing organisation working with upcoming opera singers £ 2,000
St Barbara's PCC, Earlsdon towards a performance of Noye's Fludde as part of the community arts festival in October 2015 £ 2,000
MS Society Redbridge Branch, Romford towards core costs of the Marjorie Collins MS Centre £ 1,500
Gwyl Beaumaris Festival towards hiring a concert grand piano for use during the annual festival in May 2015 £ 1,500
Bingham and District Audio Magazine towards the increased costs of distributing a monthly audio magazine £ 1,500
Dunster Memorial Hall towards new computer equipment £ 1,500
Make a Difference at Sandies, Romford to cover the travel expenses of a trainee counsellor visiting elderly and housebound clients £ 1,500
Book Trade Charity, Kings Langley towards the work of the Book Trade Charity £ 1,000
Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Bury St Edmunds a general donation to the work of the charity £ 1,000
St Edmunds (Allenton) B.P. Organisation, Shelton Lock towards replacing the boiler and radiators at the meeting hut £ 1,000
Total: 176 items £ 830,750