Grove Trust Grants
For 2013 our members decided to allocate our funds to the following four charities who support children living in poverty.
£20,000 to go towards piloting their numeracy and literacy programme next year. The pilot will cost £30,000 for one year and they have already raised £10,000. We are very comfortable awarding a one off grant to ClementJames as they have a successful track record of launching new programmes and good access to funding to ensure the programme will continue beyond its pilot year.
Dalgarno Neighbourhood Trust
£20,000 for one year to employ an additional part time qualified youth worker for 21 hours per week to work on the junior (4-12 year old) and transition (13-15 year old) programmes and increase the number of coooking sessions from two to four per week. They will also use the funding to employ a quailfied teacher/tutor to increase the homework club from one to two sessions per week. There are currently wait lists for both the homework club and cooking sessions. We agreed to award Dalgarno a grant of £20,000 for one year and based on performance award a second grant of £20,000 for 2015.
We were incredibly impressed with Family Friends. Their effective and efficient model and non-threatening nature of the service were evident. It was also encouraging to learn that their model ensured the families did not become reliant on the service in the long term. We agreed to award Family Friends a grant of £25,000 per year for two years.
Venture Centre have requested that funds to go towards staff costs and specifically for a grant to be spread over two years as they would prefer a smaller amount over a longer period of time to ensure longevity of the proposed healthy eating/living programme.
Therefore the award to the Venture Centre isa grant of £30,000; £10,000 per year for two years to pay for the additonal part time youth worker and £10,000 to go towards the Summer Camp.