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£94,100 awarded to 8 charities in October 2017

Richmond Music Trust provides a range of music services for children and young people throughout the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Our grant of £25,000 will go towards the charity's scheme for subsidised music lessons for around 100 children from families on low income living in HFAC's area of benefit who may otherwise be excluded from music lessons due to high costs.

Churches Together Teddington is a consortium of local churches that organises a dinner on Christmas Day for local elderly people who are lonely and isolated. Our grant of £700 will pay towards food, entertainment and other costs so around 70 elderly people can enjoy a Christmas meal in a warm and welcoming environment supported by 30 local volunteers.

POD Charitable Trust organises professional entertainers to visit children in hospitals and hospices throughout the country. Our grant of £2,400 will enable the charity to organise 4 monthly performances each year at West Middlesex and Kingston Hospitals - 48 shows in total. Each performance lasts about 40 minutes and after the show the entertainer visits children on the wards. In total about 480 children will benefit from light-hearted entertainment during a very difficult time in their lives. 

YMCA South West London was awarded £12,500 for the salary of a part-time Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator to increase participation in health and well-being activities at the White House Community Centre in Hampton. The charity is seeking to increase participation by older people aged 60+, by people with a disability, those who may be struggling financially, and those young people aged 12-19 who may be deterred from participating by high prices. The charity is also particularly keen to encourage greater participation by the local community.

Learn English at Home is a charity that works mainly with ethnic minority adults, including refugees and migrants, who are socially isolated and vulnerable due to lack of English language skills. At present they provide1-1 English classes; group conversation skills classes; and trips & social activities. Although the charity has supported many adults to improve their spoken English, their progress is often slower in reading and writing. Our grant of £6,500 will go towards the costs of a weekly term-time literacy class for ethnic minority adults in our area of benefit with the aim of improving their life chances in the UK. 



Fuel Grant Applications

We are now accepting fuel grant applications for our Individual Grants Panel Meeting in January 2018. The deadline date for applications is 15 December 2017. 

Thinking of changing fuel suppliers? Please contact us first!

If you are thinking of changing fuel suppliers and would like to benefit from our fuel grants please contact us before switching over. This is because we are unable to work with all the suppliers in the market. Currently we only work with the following companies: British Gas, Co-operative Energy, EDF, EON, Npower, Scottish Power, Southern Electric and Utility Warehouse. If you would like to know more, please call us on: 020 8941 7866.