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Grants Made 2017

Organisation Name Project Title Grant Paid Region
Wereham Village Hall, King's Lynn towards building a new energy efficient Community Hub £ 7,500 East
Marshland St James & District Community & Sports Centre, Norfolk towards capital project to build a new community/sports building in Marshland St James, Norfolk £ 7,500 East
Leaside Church, Ware towards building improvements £ 7,500 East
Transition UK, Luton towards costs in the financial year end May 2018 £ 5,000 East
Stepping Stones Pre-School, Suffolk towards specialist furniture for new pre-school building £ 5,000 East
Sproughton Parochial Church Council, Ipswich towards the final phase of the redevelopment of the Church Hall building £ 5,000 East
Potton History Society, Potton towards adding an archive store to the existing community building at Mill Lane, Potton £ 5,000 East
Friends of Drayton Junior School towards repanelling the swimming pool £ 5,000 East
Finchingfield Guildhall Trust towards the manager's salary £ 5,000 East
Brook Street Band, London towards development of a new outreach programme (£3K) and the biennial festival for 2017 (£2K) £ 5,000 East
Young People Taking Action, Leiston to cover the counselling project for young people £ 4,500 East
Spinning Wheel, Diss towards a touring production of the Christmas Carol in December 2017 £ 4,000 East
PHOEBE, Ipswich towards ongoing costs in the year end March 2018 £ 3,500 East
Sustainable Living Initiative, Norwich towards ongoing costs of this commuity garden initiative in 2017/18 £ 3,000 East
Norfolk Association for the Disabled (NAD), Norwich towards core costs to maintain extended opening hours £ 3,000 East
Colchester Toy Library towards a laptop and specialist software plus a contribution to volunteer expenses and ongoing costs in 2017/18 £ 3,000 East
Sandy Helping Hands Counselling & Guidance Centre towards ongoing costs over two years following the loss of three sub contracts due to funding cuts £ 2,500 East
Hope and Encouragement for Lone Parents, Heybridge towards core costs in 2017/18 £ 2,000 East
Simple 8 Theatre Company, Milton-under-Wychwood towards a new co-production of A Passage to India to be performed in regional venues and London £ 9,000 East Midlands
BACKLIT, Nottingham towards core costs of this gallery and studio provider in 2017 £ 7,500 East Midlands
Hope Springs Recovery Centre, Chesterfield towards ongoing costs in 2017 £ 5,000 East Midlands
Shepshed Toy Library towards core costs £ 2,000 East Midlands
Open Minds, Nottingham towards ongoing costs £ 1,500 East Midlands
Sabotage Theatre Company, Brighton towards the cost of "The Looker" tour in South East England in summer 2017 £ 6,000 England
Ardent Theatre Company, London towards the ARDENT8 professional development programme for eight young graduates from Bournemouth College £ 5,000 England
Castlehill Foundation Ltd, Portadown towards new equipment for this charity providing support for victims and survivors in Northern Ireland £ 5,300 Ireland
Youth Lyric, Crossgar towards 5 Festivals project £ 5,000 Ireland
Burnfoot Community Development Association, Dungiven towards the core costs of Burnfoot Playgroup £ 4,000 Ireland
City Afc Special Olympic Club, Newry towards a secondhand mini bus for this charity providing sports training for people with learning and physical disabilities £ 3,000 Ireland
Little Rascals Community Playgroup, Limavady towards core costs of the playgroup £ 2,500 Ireland
Commedia of Errors Theatre Company to cover IT and other equipment £ 2,500 Ireland
Carebears Community Playgroup, Newtownstewart towards core costs in 2017/18 £ 2,500 Ireland
Doagh Preschool Playgroup towards core costs £ 2,000 Ireland
Areema Residents Association, Dunmurry towards the running costs of the 'community flat' in the year end March 2018 £ 1,000 Ireland
Havelock Family Centre, Southall towards refurbishing the community/family centre £ 10,000 London
North London Samaritans towards building a Samaritans and Community Centre - 'The Shaftesbury Hall Community Hub' £ 10,000 London
YES: Youth Encouragement & Socials, London towards Breakfast Bar with Big Brother £ 5,000 London
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal, London towards the St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas appeal to support homeless people in central London £ 5,000 London
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Development Foundation, London towards A Letter in Mind 2017 exhibition £ 5,000 London
Friends of Barham Library, London towards 16 performances of Librarian Theatre's production of Alice in Wonderland at four community libraries in Brent £ 5,000 London
Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation, London towards ongoing costs £ 5,000 London
CARIS Camden, London towards CW4S, the Night Shelter Programme in LB Camden £ 5,000 London
Bridging the Gap Islington, London to cover mentors for 10 homeless or vulnerable people £ 5,000 London
Block 336, London towards hosting the New Contemporaries 2017/18 exhibition £ 5,000 London
Shapeshifter Productions, Walthamstow towards increasing the hours of the General Manager and creating the position of Young Associate Producer £ 4,000 London
Amici Dance Theatre Company, London towards performing two existing full company shows at the Lyric Hammersmith from 22-27 May 2017 £ 4,000 London
Music Therapy Lambeth, London towards Early Years family group music therapy £ 3,000 London
Learning Through Horses, London towards one 12 week Employability Skills Programme for vulnerable young people £ 3,000 London
London English Song Festival towards two free of charge educational matinee performances for schools in July 2017 £ 2,000 London
Metropolitan Community Church of North London towards the shortfall for the homeless shelter for 2017 £ 1,500 London
Denton Youth & Community Project, Newcastle upon Tyne towards the cost of the Business Development Manager and a contribution to core costs £ 7,000 North East
The Parish Church of Auckland St. Helen, Bishop Auckland towards building an extension to be used as a community facility £ 5,000 North East
Seaham Unit 299 of the Sea Cadet Corps to cover 10 kayaks and accessories £ 5,000 North East
Heartbeat (Help, Education and Resources to Bring Everyone All Together), Seaham towards the Children's and Young People Group activity costs £ 5,000 North East
Greater Walker Community Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne towards ongoing costs in the yearend March 2018 of this charity supporting vulnerable older people in the Greater Walker area £ 5,000 North East
Friends of Jesmond Library, Newcastle upon Tyne towards refurbishing the first floor of the library £ 5,000 North East
Easington Colliery Band, Washington towards new brass instruments £ 5,000 North East
111 (Sunderland) Squadron - Air Training Corps towards a light-weight, wheelchair accessible minibus £ 4,000 North East
Vale Mill Trust, Blaydon towards staff costs at this heritage site and working museum £ 4,000 North East
28th South Shields, 4th East Boldon Scout Group towards updating the windows and doors at the recently acquired outdoor centre £ 3,800 North East
Breathing Space, Durham towards the Project Co-ordinator's salary at the charity offering support for the local community £ 3,000 North East
The Friends of the North Pennines and European GeoPark, Stanhope towards working with school children and community groups on the summer activity programme and September weekend event £ 2,500 North East
Greatham Sports Field Association, Hartlepool towards installing toilets and showers in the changing rooms £ 2,500 North East
Featherstone Village Hall, Haltwhistle towards repairs to the community hall £ 2,000 North East
4th Washington Scout Group towards camping equipment £ 1,500 North East
Whalley Educational Foundation towards creating a multi use venue in the hall £ 5,000 North West
Wallasey Sea Cadets towards building improvements £ 5,000 North West
Oakhanger Methodist Church, Crewe towards building a new community hall £ 5,000 North West
Flookburgh & District Recreational Charity Trust, Grange over Sands towards the Moor Lane Play project  - the building of a new playground and recreation area £ 5,000 North West
Dingle Multi Agency Centre, Liverpool towards the continuation, development and expansion of two ongoing programmes/clubs £ 5,000 North West
British Deaf History Society, Warrington towards improving the Deaf Museum and Archive's display facilities £ 5,000 North West
Oasis Centre for Young People, Cheshire to cover the cost of the junior youth club in 2017 £ 4,500 North West
OJ's Sensory Interaction Trust, Longridge towards core work, providing holiday clubs and activities for children with autism £ 4,000 North West
5th Stalybridge Scout Group towards building an extension to include unisex and disabled access toilets £ 4,000 North West
Winterley Methodist Church, Sandbach towards renovation of the existing building £ 4,000 North West
Windmill Youth Development Group, Blackpool towards an intensive skills development programme for disengaged young people £ 4,000 North West
Elworth Methodist Church, Crewe towards converting a part of the building into a coffee lounge and community room £ 3,500 North West
St Bede with St Clement Toxteth, Liverpool towards installing a new heating system £ 3,000 North West
Millennium Youth Bar Trust, Bramhall towards ongoing costs of this youth centre £ 3,000 North West
Methodist Centre, Liverpool towards the elders activity and luncheon club £ 3,000 North West
Brookfield Spaceplace, Preston towards a community development creative arts project £ 3,000 North West
Bridging the Gap (Manchester) to support the work of the foodbank £ 2,500 North West
Europia, Manchester towards core costs £ 2,000 North West
Port Sunlight Orchestral Society, Wirral towards a PA system for regular performances £ 1,400 North West
Rainbow Valley, Aberfoyle towards a new P/T administrator post £ 8,000 Scotland
Watermill Foundation, Cawdor towards ongoing costs of this charity in 2017/18 £ 5,000 Scotland
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum Project, Achnasheen towards the Development Manager salary at the new exhibition centre in Aultbea £ 5,000 Scotland
People First Fraserburgh towards the drop-in project for people with learning disabilities £ 5,000 Scotland
Highlight Arts, Edinburgh towards the salary of the the new Executive Director for one year (2017/18) £ 5,000 Scotland
Scottish Centre for Personal Safety, Ardrossan towards renovating the side room into a fully equipped Training Room £ 4,000 Scotland
Peebles Scout Group to replace the existing scout hut £ 4,000 Scotland
Citadel Arts Group, Edinburgh towards delivery of two new plays in Leith entitled 'Stories of the Sea' £ 4,000 Scotland
Broughty Ferry YMCA towards refurbishment costs to improve two rooms to use for community activities £ 3,500 Scotland
Toybox Lee Avenue, Glasgow towards ongoing costs of running the Playstation service for children visiting HMP Barlinnie £ 3,000 Scotland
Annan & District Day Centre towards ongoing core costs in 2017/18 at this centre providing services for people aged over 60 £ 3,000 Scotland
Aberdeenshire Sailing Trust towards six children's sailing boats to teach primary aged children and young people with disabilities £ 3,000 Scotland
44th Dundee Company Boys' Brigade, Broughty Ferry towards camping and outdoor equipment £ 3,000 Scotland
Inverurie Music towards core costs £ 2,500 Scotland
Just Cycle Ltd, Galashiels towards ongoing costs for this charity which recycles and re-uses unwanted bikes for people on low incomes £ 2,500 Scotland
Cornfields, Inverurie towards ongoing costs in 2017 of this charity supporting people who have experienced trauma £ 2,500 Scotland
Girl Guiding Orwell District, Milnathort towards renovating and upgrading the old scout section £ 2,000 Scotland
Clydebank District Choir towards a new care home project £ 1,500 Scotland
Stornoway Singers, Isle of Lewis towards purchasing a rehearsal piano £ 1,000 Scotland
CancerWise, Chichester towards core costs of this charity supporting cancer patients and their families in West Sussex and East Hampshire £ 7,500 South East
Faversham Assistance Centre towards one new van £ 7,000 South East
Music at Malling, West Malling towards the outreach programme at the 2017 festival £ 5,000 South East
Guessens District of the Guide Association, Welwyn towards replacing the guide hut £ 5,000 South East
Aspire Ryde towards increasing paid staff hours £ 5,000 South East
Arensky Chamber Orchestra, Sevenoaks towards the 2017 South East Residency and to launch  the 2018 Residency plans £ 5,000 South East
1st Portsmouth Sea Scouts to purchase one RS Quest Sailing Dinghy £ 5,000 South East
Friends of Chawton Church, Alton towards a statue of Jane Austen at Chawton Church £ 4,500 South East
Community Advice Support and Education (CASE), Brighton to complete the refurbishment of drop-in centre, specifically for equipment and furnishings for the kitchen and offices £ 4,500 South East
Oxford International Biomedical Centre (OIBC), Abingdon to cover two Scientists in Schools events £ 4,000 South East
Louie's Helping Hands, Westbrook towards art therapy for children with multi-sensory impairments £ 4,000 South East
Crown Centre for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Maidenhead towards providing activities and services during the year end March 2018 £ 3,500 South East
Royal Tunbridge Wells Festivals, Cowden towards the October 2017 Festival £ 3,000 South East
Monty's Community Hub, Southampton towards the premises core costs in 2018 including utilities, insurance and cleaning £ 2,500 South East
Medway Watersports Trust Limited, Gillingham towards core costs during the transitional period and to support the 2017 summer programme £ 2,500 South East
Children's Concerts, Chichester to assist with the cost of coach transport for one additional and final year to enable children from state primary schools to attend concerts £ 2,500 South East
1st Sarisbury Green Scout Group, Southampton towards a new scout hut £ 2,500 South East
Sage Dance Company, Farningham towards a choreographic skills project £ 2,000 South East
11th Bognor Scout Group, North Bersted towards works to the scout hut £ 2,000 South East
Thomas A'Becket Infant School, West Worthing to cover fit out costs of a multi-functional theraputic quiet room within the school £ 1,500 South East
Plymouth & Devon Schools Sailing Association to cover a Wayfarer sailing dinghy to be called 'Christina' £ 8,500 South West
Shaftesbury & District Carers Association towards HOPE2Grow, a community gardening scheme £ 7,500 South West
Whitestaunton Parish Church Council towards the construction of the community room £ 5,000 South West
Westcountry Health Education and Research Enterprise, Wellington towards ongoing costs of this centre supporting adults with disabilities £ 5,000 South West
Cygnet Training Theatre & Cygnet Research Library, Exeter towards 'Community Play - Fire at The Clarence' £ 5,000 South West
The Pod, Frome towards core costs £ 4,000 South West
Lighthouse at Weston, Weston-super-Mare towards the expanded arts and crafts activities £ 4,000 South West
Britannia Museum Trust - Oral History Project, Dartmouth to cover equipment for the Oral History touring exhibition £ 4,000 South West
PCC of Fifehead Magdalen, Gillingham towards repairing and stabilising the central memorial in the chapel £ 3,000 South West
Family Counselling Trust - Wiltshire, Warminster towards therapy sessions for low income families £ 3,000 South West
Christchurch Community Partnership towards the Christchurch Angels befriending service in 2017 £ 3,000 South West
1st Callington Scout Group towards improvements to the community hut and grounds £ 3,000 South West
Budleigh Salterton Music Education Trust towards the music education charity supporting music tuition, setting up of school music groups and teacher training £ 2,000 South West
The Shackleton Foundation, London to support a new social enterprise £ 10,000 U. K.
Porthmadog Parochial Church Council towards the refurbishment of the Church Hall £ 6,000 Wales
Advice Mid Wales - (Bro Ddyfi Advice Centre), Machynlleth towards the core costs of running the Money, Debt and General Advice Service during the yearend May 2018 £ 5,000 Wales
Powys Museums' Education & Access Trust, Welshpool towards an engagement programme to support the Vikings Exhibition at Powysland Museum in summer 2017 £ 4,500 Wales
Trimsaran Family Centre, Cydweli towards salaries and running costs in 2017/18 £ 4,000 Wales
XL Wales, Swansea towards the Director's salary in 2017 £ 3,000 Wales
Cardiff City Community Table Tennis Club to cover kitchen equipment for a volunteer-run cafe at the new building £ 3,000 Wales
Shakespeare Link, Llanwrthl towards a Marquee for outdoor performances £ 2,500 Wales
Mountain Ash YMCA towards ongoing costs £ 2,000 Wales
St John's Church Essington towards building a new community facility annex £ 7,500 West Midlands
S.N.A.P., Cannock towards the life skills project for adults and children with learning difficulties £ 6,000 West Midlands
Hunters Hill Charitable Trust, Bromsgrove towards the school farm (to benefit special needs pupils) £ 6,000 West Midlands
West Chadsmoor Family Centre, Cannock towards a mental and physical health programme for families in the local community £ 5,000 West Midlands
Walsall Foster Carers Association towards a life skills programme for 20 young adults moving from the care system and entering supported living £ 5,000 West Midlands
This Way Up Youth Project, Solihull towards core costs £ 5,000 West Midlands
Tamworth and Lichfield Sea Cadets towards the cost of a new boat trailer and three canoes £ 5,000 West Midlands
North Staffs Asperger/Autism Association, Stoke on Trent towards core costs £ 5,000 West Midlands
Marchington Village Hall, Uttoxeter towards phase three of refurbishment of the village hall £ 5,000 West Midlands
Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society towards the new studio and ventilation project £ 4,000 West Midlands
Gospel Oak Community Centre, Birmingham towards "Who Cares?", a project aimed at helping young carers better cope with their responsibilities £ 4,000 West Midlands
Friends of Victoria School, Birmingham towards sensory drama provision for one day a week at Victoria Special School £ 4,000 West Midlands
Chefspot Ltd, Hereford towards another staff member to increase the number of beneficiaries at the community cafe which provides employment based training for people with learning difficulties £ 4,000 West Midlands
Old Post Regeneration Association, Swadlincote towards replacing the boiler at this village hall £ 3,500 West Midlands
Whittington Music Festival, Oswestry towards the 2017 chamber music festival £ 3,000 West Midlands
National Youth Recorder Orchestras of Great Britain, Birmingham towards ongoing costs in the year end August 2018 £ 3,000 West Midlands
Central England Lipreading Support Trust, Kenilworth to cover one lipreading course in 2017/18 £ 2,700 West Midlands
Rugby Autism Network to cover five Curly Hair Project training courses for parents and carers of those on the spectrum £ 1,700 West Midlands
Yetton Together, Kirkheaton towards installing two accessible toilets £ 10,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
Shopmobility Sheffield towards running costs in 2017/18 £ 5,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
Shabang Inclusive Learning, Huddersfield towards core costs in 2017/18 £ 5,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
Mainstay, York towards core costs of this mental health charity £ 5,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
Imagine If Theatre Company, Leeds towards performing 'You Forgot the Mince' at five theatres and 10 prisons across the UK £ 5,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
Grenoside Community Association, Sheffield towards upgrading the community centre's utilities £ 5,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
Asperger's Children and Carers Together, Sheffield towards ongoing activity £ 5,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
African Women's Health Group, Sheffield towards the core costs of the part-time Project Manager for one year £ 5,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
Best Hope, Hull towards a new youth music club £ 4,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
19th Doncaster Askern Scout Group towards refurbishing the scout hut toilets £ 3,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
The All Saints Landmark Centre, Bradford towards the IT and Job Search scheme in 2018 £ 2,500 Yorkshire and Humberside
Safety First Community Training Centre, Bradford towards reading and writing sessions for up to 25 adult learners £ 2,500 Yorkshire and Humberside
Northern Opera Group, Leeds towards the first Left Bank Opera Festival to take place in Leeds at the end of August 2017 £ 2,500 Yorkshire and Humberside
Concord Drum and Bugle Corps, Sheffield towards replacement drums £ 2,500 Yorkshire and Humberside
Hellifield Institute towards modular sections to increase the size of the temporary stage at this village hall £ 2,300 Yorkshire and Humberside
Oakworth Pre-School, Keighley towards rent of the hall used by the pre-school £ 2,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
Ackworth Community Library, Pontefract towards developing the mobile school library service in this area of Yorkshire in 2017/18 £ 2,000 Yorkshire and Humberside
Total: 180 items £ 747,200