Special Projects Fund
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The Grove Trust has donated £20,400 from Special Projects funding to the K&C Foundation, which has been matched by the Big Give which represents a total Grove Trust donation of £40,800.
Special Projects Fund
The Grove Trust is incredibly grateful for generous one-off donations from people who would like to support us but not necessarily become full members. To make best use of these donations (which to date have ranged from £500 - £107,000) we have created a Special Projects Fund. Grants are awarded to local charities from this fund at the discretion of the Trustees, i.e. not as part of the annual giving cycle during which members vote. This allows us greater flexibility in responding to the more immediate needs of charities who serve our community.
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The Grove Trust donated £6,370 to Help Counselling and we continued to support the K&C Foundation as patrons.
£20,000 to The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation Summer Sparks Programme in Notting Hill and North Kensington. Half of the grant was spent on providing summer programs for school children during Summer 2014 and the remaining 50% will fund programmes next Summer; www.http://www.thekandcfoundation.com/current-campaign;
£20,000 to the Age UK K&C Intergenerational Project for two years. The project brings together older people and youths in the local community focused on improving IT skills, reading and English support and arts based programmes; http://www.ageuk.org.uk/kensingtonandchelsea/our-services/intergenerational-project/;
£20,000 to the award winning, innovative, youth reoffending scheme, the SOS Project. Our grant will fund core costs in Kensington and Chelsea for the following financial year; http://www.stgilestrust.org.uk/what-we-do/p491-support-for-young-offenders-and-disadvantaged-young-people.html;
£10,000 to Solidarity Sports to fund after school, weekend and holiday sporting and healthy eating programmes in North Kensington and Notting Hill, http://www.solidaritysports.org;
£10,000 to the Kensington Dragons Football Club to cover core costs over two years, http://www.kensingtondragons.net;
£10,000 to the Partnership for Supplementary Schools (part of the Westway Trust), an umbrella organisation supporting community-led education providers for minority ethnic groups. Our grant will fund much needed IT equipment. To learn more about Supplementary Schools please go to: http://www.johnlyonscharity.org.uk/downloads/documents/Sup_School_Booklet_Jun12.pdf
£9,000 to Avondale Extra, the charitable arm of Avondale School providing after school clubs and activities, outings and many other beneficial projects. Our grant will fund their breakfast club for 2015 (we are currently funding the club for this year), http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1094749&SubsidiaryNumber=0
£5,000 to Al-Hasaniya, the Arabic speaking women's community centre on Golborne Road. Our grant will fund their older people weekly luncheon club and workshops from September 2014 to April 2015; http://www.al-hasaniya.org.uk/services-older-peoples-outreach.html; and
£3,000 to the West London Football Club. Most of this grant was used to fund a community football tournament with 70 players aged 12 to 28, most who have a father in prison or just released from prison after 10 year sentences; http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1143301&SubsidiaryNumber=0.
£9000 was awarded to Avondale Extra to fund their breakfast club.
£5,000 was awarded to the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation to go towards core costs;
£60,000 was awarded to The SOS Project to fund two local case workers for one year.
£3,000 was awarded to the Video College, one of our previous grant recipients, to fund the final stages of a documentary about the restoration of the organ in the Holy Trinity Church, Clapham.