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For an initial 3-year pilot project from February 2019, our Trustees have agreed that Community Interest Companies (CICs) can be considered for funding.
Additional Criteria for CICs
• The CIC will usually have an established 3-year track record.
• The CIC’s community purpose must coincide with our Charity’s objects.
• The asset lock must be unambiguous.
• As with our existing funding policy, our priority would be to support local CICs rather than national or regional organisations.
In December 2018 the Trustees awarded £124,500 to 7 local community groups and charitities
Hampton Hill and Twickenham United Reformed Churches work closely together to provide services and activities for their respective local communities. A grant of £15,000 will pay towards the salary for a shared Community Services Manager to sustain, co-ordinate and further develop the existing community work in both churches.
Richmond Mencap a range of services and activities to improve the quality of life and opportunities for children and adults with learning disabilities in the Borough. A grant of £10,500 will help the charity set up a pilot project to provide a range of social activities for children and young people with mild to moderate learning disabilities, including weekend trips, a monthly social group and themed weekend / school holiday discos.
Whitton Network is a small charity that provides transport and befriending services and social activities for elderly people in the Whitton area. The charity enables elderly people who cannot access public transport to e.g. attend medical appointments, go shopping, or have their prescriptions picked up for them, thus supporting independence and reducing isolation. A grant of £4,500 will pay towards the salary of their Co-ordinator who supports and supervises the many volunteers who provide these services.
Spear provides a range of services to support homeless people back into independent living, via their housing provision, tenancy support, information and advice services, out-reach service for rough sleepers, skills development training programme and a health service. A grant of £40,000 will pay towards the running of their skills development programme which aims to increase the employability of their clients and towards their volunteering programme that draws in members of the local community to help support their work.
We are now accepting fuel grant applications for our Individual Grants Panel Meeting in May 2019. The deadline date for applications is Friday 26 April 2019.
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, SSE (Southern Electric) and Utility Warehouse. If you would like to know more, please call us on: 020 8941 7866.