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Latest Grants Awarded October 2019

By October 10, 2019All - Homepage

The Charity Grants Committee is pleased to announce that the following charities have recently been awarded grants through the Main Grants Programme.  For further information about the Livery Liaison Scheme, a list of all the charities requiring a Liaison and details on how to sign up please click here.

Art Against Knives

Art Against Knives was born from the unprovoked stabbing of Oliver Hemsley, a 21-year-old student from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 2008, which left him in a wheelchair.  They run creative community projects with young people, involving them in creating solutions to the problems they face and through this, preventing them from becoming victims of violent crime.

£40,000 over the next 4 years

Auditory Verbal UK

Auditory Verbal UK is an award-winning charity that enables pre-school aged deaf children to develop the listening, talking & social skills to get an equal start at school.

£40,000 over the next 4 years

CARIS Camden

CARIS Camden Families aims to help homeless families living in temporary accommodation hostels remain resilient during their period of homelessness. We do this by running in-hostel clubs that offer support services for resident children, tailored to mitigate the damage to their personal development, learning and self-esteem that life in one-room units with shared facilities can cause.

£30,000 over the next 4 years

CHOICES Islington

CHOICES Islington is a Christian charity that supports women, and their partners, from the point of an unplanned pregnancy and beyond, for those struggling coming to terms with a decision to terminate, and with pregnancy loss concerns.

£30,000 over the next 4 years

Footsteps Foundation

Footsteps Foundation is to improve the quality of life for children with neurological conditions, enabling them to receive the intensive physiotherapy they need. They provide specialist intensive therapy programmes for disabled children from around the UK.

£30,000 over the next 4 years


The aim of Lifecentre is to repair and prevent the impact of the violation that is rape and sexual abuse for men, women and children. The services that Lifecentre provides are specifically for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and include face to face counselling across West Sussex and free, national telephone and text helplines.

£40,000 over the next 4 years

One in a Million

One In A Million works across five of Bradford’s most deprived neighbourhoods to offer children and young people between the ages of 5 and 21 the chance to break cycles of poverty, deprivation, and lack of opportunity through discovering, encouraging, and developing their individual strengths and talents.

£40,000 over the next 4 years

Sefton O.P.E.R.A

Sefton O.P.E.R.A. is a “doorstep” service for older people, who often feel neglected, afraid to go out, and who may have health issues, which they cannot always address. Giving older people the opportunity to have contact with other people, make new friends or just gain more confidence in themselves whilst at the same time as taking part in one of O.P.E.R.A. activities.

£30,000 over the next 4 years

Wheels for Wellbeing

Wheels for Wellbeing is a Disabled People’s User-Led Organisation which has been bringing the joy of cycling to Disabled people in South London since 2007. Their mission is to ensure that anyone can access the physical, emotional and social benefits of cycling.

£40,000 over the next 4 years

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