Gift of £4,000 in 2019
Challengers provide inclusive play and leisure opportunities across the UK’s South East, where disabled children and young people can enjoy fun activities and make friends.
Gift of £1,000 in 2019
2MakeIt helps rehabilitate prisoners and ex-prisoners by offering them creative expression through programmes in skills such as music, art and writing
The Story Museum
Gifts of £20,000 in 2019 & 2020
The Story Museum uses the power of storytelling to engage young people through performances, events, workshops, clubs and skills-building courses.
Gift of £7,500 in 2017 & 2019; and £10,000 in 2020
Create uses the creative arts to transform the lives of society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in areas where provision is poor and engagement in the arts is low. Its work focuses on young patients; the disabled; carers; schoolchildren in areas of deprivation; vulnerable older people; offenders; and the marginalised. It works mainly across London and the South, with tailored projects to develop creativity, learning, social skills, self-esteem and, above all, a sense of self-worth.
The Voices Foundation
Gifts of £5,000 in 2017 & 2019
The Voices Foundation provides bespoke singing programmes for nursery, primary and secondary schools, academies and Music Education Hubs across England. Its mission is to make sure that every child has access to a musical education and, with it, the proven intellectual, emotional and social advantages.
Gift of £5,000 in 2017
Storybook Dads helps reduce the trauma caused by forced separation when a parent is imprisoned. Parents are helped to record themselves reading a bedtime story, which is sent to their children. Thus parents continue to make a positive impact on their children’s education, while keeping alive this important relationship.
The Baytree Centre
Gift of £5,000 in 2017
for the Into School Programme
The Baytree Centre supports and provides a safe space for women and girls in London facing exclusion from society because of barriers such as lack of English, poverty, discrimination and abuse. The centre works one-to-one to develop women and girls’ education, training, employment, health and social support. The Into School Programme facilitates the transition of newly-arrived girls into the UK education system.
Gifts of £5,000 in 2017; £10,000 in 2018 & 2019
Coram Beanstalk recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to primary school children who need help across England. Trained reading helpers give them the support they need to improve their reading ability and confidence.
Gift of £5,000 in 2016 & 2018; and £10,000 in 2020
Clean Break is a women’s theatre company working for the rehabilitation of women with experience of the criminal justice system. Run in prisons and from a women-only building in Kentish Town, Clean Break offers theatre-based education and training programmes helping participants to develop personal, social, professional and creative skills that often lead to education and employment.
Gifts of £5,000 in 2015; £27,000 in 2016 & 2017; and £29,000 in 2018
Key4Life is a social venture and charity creating solutions to help reduce youth offending, re-offending and gang warfare. It offers innovative rehabilitation programmes to those in prison and those at risk of going to prison.
The Mulberry Bush Organisation
Gifts of £10,000 in 2016, 2017 & 2018
to be spent on building two outdoor learning log cabins
The Mulberry Bush School is a non-maintained residential special school with a three-year programme which runs for 38-weeks a year, working with vulnerable and severely traumatised primary aged children and their families from across England and Wales.
Praxis Community Projects
Gift of £5,000 in 2015
Praxis Community Projects provides advice, support and a meeting space for vulnerable migrants and refugees in London.
Gift of £1,500 in 2015
Emmaus Hampshire is homeless charity that creates homes, work and opportunities for homeless people to rebuild lives in supportive communities around Hampshire.
The Mary Rose Trust
Gift of £25,000 in 2014
The Mary Rose is a Tudor ship, built in 1510. She sank in 1545, was discovered in 1971 and raised in 1982. The Mary Rose Trust runs the Museum built around the ship in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.