Grant maker

United Saviours Charity

http://www.ustsc.org.uk

(Registered Charity No: 1103731)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Grants made

Over the last five years they've made 34 significant donations totalling £1,826,595

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When Amount Grantee To be used for
03/04/2019 £40,000 WORKING WITH MEN Being delivered at a critical time for young people in Southwark, this innovative programme will work with boys and young men from 3 primaries and one secondary school in Bermondsey/Rotherhithe to support them to manage the transition to secondary school. Participants will develop conflict resolution skills, emotional literacy, and build relationships with peers and teachers.
03/04/2019 £23,747 BLACKFRIARS SETTLEMENT A project also focused on older people, ‘Positive Ageing’ will deliver a programme of activities, outreach and befriending for those living in the Borough and Bankside area. It aims to reduce social isolation and increase wellbeing by enabling older residents to be active and feel included in the community.
03/04/2019 £38,000 AGE UK LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK My Social will develop a calendar of age-friendly and diverse activities for older people. Developing a membership of users, and facilitated by a team of volunteers, this programme will encourage older people to be active, to reconnect with things they loved to do, to have fun and build strong friendships. The project will also pilot a new online platform, Sparko, for those less able to go out and about. It will enable older people to connect remotely to many activities through simple, TV-based technology.
07/12/2018 £60,000 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRUST FOR YOUTH A partnership between United St Saviour’s Charity, Grosvenor, British Land, Southwark Construction Skills Centre and Construction Youth Trust to make strategic connections between schools, construction employers and other stakeholders and ensure that young people benefit directly from the jobs and skills opportunities created by the regeneration in the north of Southwark.
30/10/2018 £100,000 PEMBROKE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE MISSION To support Pembroke House to build a new settlement model for the 21st Century, underpinned by values that have been central to the settlement movement over the past 130 years.
08/10/2018 £100,000 TIME AND TALENTS ASSOCIATION Supporting Time & Talents to deliver its vision of being ‘an engine of community’: building a happy, healthy, supportive community, where everyone is included. T&T will run a huge range of projects, activities and support focused on both individual and community needs.
05/09/2018 £40,000 THE YOUNG VIC COMPANY Drawing on the Chicago experiences of the Young Vic’s incoming Creative Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah, this exciting new project will take world-class theatre to community hubs in Southwark.  Frank Wedekind’s challenging play ‘Spring Awakening’ tackles issues around emerging sexuality, mental health, and relationships and will be performed in the venues of several longstanding UStSC partners including Pembroke House and The Salmon Centre.
02/08/2018 £27,968 SILVERFIT LTD The grant will continue Silverfit’s exercise and keep fit programme for older people in venues across north Southwark.  It is supporting the provision of  additional exercise activities – including Nordic walking, walking basketball and yoga -at its existing venues at Burgess Park, London South Bank University and Millwall.  But Silverfit is more than just exercise classes for over 65,  the sense of community and mutual support is reducing isolation and improving health and wellbeing.
06/07/2018 £33,660 SOUTHWARK LAW CENTRE The project will support and empower local people from disadvantaged communities in north Southwark to influence physical developments affecting their local environment.  It will enable residents to be effectively involved in planning decisions and ensure that they are supported with mitigation measures where affected negatively by developments.  A specialist caseworker will provide group training sessions on planning and licensing issues for local residents.  It will work on an outreach basis in the premises of partner agencies and local groups.  10 ‘expert’ volunteers, largely drawn from the local community, will support the work of the project and ensure skills transfer for the future. Pro-bono input will be secured from planning or legal experts living or working elsewhere in Southwark.
06/07/2018 £100,000 BEDE HOUSE ASSOCIATION Project to improve the future prospects of women and their children affected by domestic violence, and children and young people from low income households. Individuals will receive practical help, build self-confidence and self-worth, find new friends and gain a sense of purpose and hope for the future.
06/07/2018 £50,000 SOUTHWARK DAY CENTRE FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS Expansion of the Charity’s services at its Kennington centre. It will offer advice and advocacy, English language and skills training, a women’s group, art sessions, a crèche, and food and emergency support to improve the life chances of particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged people within North Southwark.
06/07/2018 £25,000 LINK AGE SOUTHWARK 50 older residents in North Southwark will be connected with volunteers and with the wider community through befriending, social groups offering gentle exercise and sharing information about positive ageing.
05/06/2018 £24,086 LATIN ELEPHANT Migrant and ethnic businesses are an integral part of the Elephant and Castle community; they provide goods at reasonable prices, services in specific languages, act as information centres and meeting points for the local population. Regeneration plans may lead to commercial displacement and further marginalisation of the local community.  The project will provide tailored ‘business readiness’ support  to the small migrant and ethnic businesses affected by the regeneration.  It will increase their ability to take advantage of discounted retail rents within the new shopping centre and/or successful relocation.  This project addresses a widespread challenge – in Southwark and beyond – and has the potential to be rolled out to other areas.
03/04/2018 £80,664 EFA LONDON Training Southwark migrants in English skills and community organising in order to build their capacity to improve their own lives and take action to address issues such as unsafe and precarious housing, exploitation at work or lack of migrants’ rights.
03/04/2018 £84,086 ADVISING COMMUNITIES Continuation funding for work supporting Latin American residents to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life through money management and employment. From 2018, the project will incorporate English-speaking residents to allow the development of closer links between the communities.
03/04/2018 £90,000 SOUTH LONDON CARES LIMITED 70 vibrant social clubs bringing at least 140 older neighbours and 500 young people together to share time, laughter and new experiences; reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older and younger people alike; deepen neighbours’ connection, resilience and power; and expand activity and relationships across social and generational divides in rapidly-changing north Southwark.
27/03/2018 £10,000 BANKSIDE OPEN SPACES TRUST The Great Get Together is a large street festival at Union Street and Redcross Way that celebrates the wonderful area of Bankside through a variety of entertainment and activities for local people of all ages.
08/12/2017 £48,631 SOUTHWARK LAW CENTRE Universal Credit was introduced to some Southwark claimants in early 2017, with full roll-out starting in September.  Administration problems have resulted in financial and emotional stress for many claimants, and a surge in demand on advice agencies who are struggling to keep up.  The Universal Credit Mitigation Project was developed by United St Saviour’s in discussion with key local agencies.  It is investing additional funds into a consortium of local agencies over the next critical 12 months of roll-out. Southwark Law Centre and Citizens Advice Southwark will be able to increase advice and support available, and Advising Communities will lead the research into how different groups are affected, and the most effective ways of supporting them.
07/12/2017 £40,000 BLACKFRIARS SETTLEMENT Blackfriars’ older people service focuses on over 65s in the Bankside area, and includes outreach, a range of activities within the centre itself, and befriending. The service helps to reduce social isolation and increase wellbeing amongst older residents, and to enable them to feel part of the community. The funding will support the salary and on-costs of the older people service manager for 1 year.
06/09/2017 £60,000 OPENING DOORS LONDON The grant is funding the provision of a wide range of services to isolated older LGBT people living in north Southwark, in partnership with local providers and networks. The support will include social, health and wellbeing activities, befriending, signposting to care services, volunteering opportunities, health and information events and providing training to local service providers.
22/08/2017 £42,964 AGE UK LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK The grant is funding an Advisor to deliver the ‘Advising North Southwark’ information and advice service to improve older people’s incomes and well-being, and connect them to community activities. The service will be delivered in trusted venues like GP practices, cafés, libraries and community centres which older people feel more comfortable accessing than high street advice services.
21/03/2017 £33,000 SOUTHWARK LAW CENTRE The project will support and empower local people from disadvantaged communities in north Southwark to influence physical developments affecting their local environment.  It will enable residents to be effectively involved in planning decisions and ensure that they are supported with mitigation measures where affected negatively by developments.  A specialist caseworker will provide group training sessions on planning and licensing issues for local residents.  It will work on an outreach basis in the premises of partner agencies and local groups.  10 ‘expert’ volunteers, largely drawn from the local community, will support the work of the project and ensure skills transfer for the future. Pro-bono input will be secured from planning or legal experts living or working elsewhere in Southwark.
21/03/2017 £39,897 HOME-START SOUTHWARK Child poverty is high in north Southwark and this project seeks to reduce its negative impact among higher risk households.  Good early years development is essential for successful life progression. ‘Bump to Babe’ trains local volunteers who build relationships with, and provide support to, new parents who are particularly high risk, helping them negotiate the significant challenges they experience in the first months of having a baby. It particularly helps to ensure a good bond essential for healthy development and emotional health.  UStSC funding is taking the existing tried and tested  ‘Bump to Babe’ model one step further by providing training and paid work experience for the local volunteers – paving the way for family support careers.
21/03/2017 £130,282 THE SALMON YOUTH CENTRE IN BERMONDSEY Many young people growing up in Bermondsey face ongoing challenges and obstacles that negatively impact their health, wellbeing and development. These stem from factors including poverty and worklessness amongst parents, lack of family stability and positive male role models, exposure to violence, abuse, alcohol and substance misuse – and stressful life circumstances.  In an environment of reducing local services for young people, the project will continue delivery of effective and innovative youth work to 1,000 vulnerable young people who access the Salmon Centre over a 2 year period. It will also develop a range of new interventions that respond to the changing needs of young people.
21/03/2017 £39,300 SCHOOL FOOD MATTERS The successful Young Marketeers programme has been running since 2013. Over this period it has reached over 10,000 children in north Southwark and Bermondsey, with £3,018 raised for FareShare (enabling them to produce 12,072 meals for vulnerable families).  Working through schools to grow and cook food for sale, the programme addresses several important local issues – it brings the local community into Borough Market, and works towards reduction of health inequalities and childhood obesity by increasing knowledge of healthy eating and cooking.  It also helps to reduce food poverty and waste, and builds trading and entrepreneurial skills for young people.  School Food Matters will build on its success to run 5 new sales – one of which will focus on celebrating diversity across north Southwark’s diverse population.
21/03/2017 £30,018 LATIN ELEPHANT Migrant and ethnic businesses are an integral part of the Elephant and Castle community; they provide goods at reasonable prices, services in specific languages, act as information centres and meeting points for the local population. Regeneration plans may lead to commercial displacement and further marginalisation of the local community.  The project will provide tailored ‘business readiness’ support  to the small migrant and ethnic businesses affected by the regeneration.  It will increase their ability to take advantage of discounted retail rents within the new shopping centre and/or successful relocation.  This project addresses a widespread challenge – in Southwark and beyond – and has the potential to be rolled out to other areas.
25/07/2016 £23,815 THE READER ORGANISATION Shared reading workshops for parents and very young children in community and library venues in north Southwark. The project aims to increase parents’ confidence in reading and time spent reading with their children outside the groups.
25/07/2016 £83,942 TIME AND TALENTS ASSOCIATION Time and Talents is using its funding to extend its reach, engage and build a sense of community in this area of the borough experiencing massive demographic changes. The project is exploring new ways of engaging young professionals  and ‘conventional’ immigrant populations through activities that bring them together with the charity’s traditional users.
25/07/2016 £33,375 LONDON RECLAIMED Providing young Southwark residents with furniture-making and employability skills. The project uses redundant timber retrieved from across the capital. Young people will progress onto employment or to study Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery training at the Building Crafts College in Stratford.
10/06/2016 £52,708 BEDE HOUSE ASSOCIATION Staff funding to deliver Bede’s award-winning project which enables clients with learning disabilities to undertake challenging household tasks for local older people. This includes gardening, DIY, shopping and laundry. This builds skills and independence of people with learning disabilities while addressing social isolation and improving safety for older residents.
03/04/2016 £90,657 PEMBROKE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE MISSION Engaging and training local residents in the principles and practices of community organising. The aim is to develop and sustain their involvement in East Walworth’s community, one of the most deprived wards in London, encouraging local residents to take community-led action on local issues.
03/04/2016 £45,704 SILVERFIT LTD The grant will extend Silverfit’s exercise and keep fit programme for older people to new venues across north Southwark.  It is supporting the provision of  additional exercise activities – including Nordic walking, walking basketball and yoga -at its existing venues Burgess Park, London South Bank University and Millwall.  But Silverfit is more than just exercise classes for over 65,  the sense of community and mutual support is reducing isolation and improving health and wellbeing.
03/04/2016 £63,463 ADVISING COMMUNITIES The grant is employing a Spanish speaking project worker to support the Latin American community across two sites to improve their economic well-being and quality of life and enable them to fully participate in the wider community.  Financial literacy, debt and legal advice are included, and coaching techniques used to support and build capacity and resilience.
03/04/2016 £41,628 BANKSIDE OPEN SPACES TRUST The grant is funding a Community Development Worker to recruit, train and support 10 ‘Community Green Champions’ – local people from social housing estates who are passionate  about community gardening and food growing – to create or improve at least 6 green space sites in Bankside.
Main office

United St. Saviour's Charity St. Saviours House 39-41 Union Street London SE1 1SD

Objectives

THE RELIEF IN NEED OF PERSONS RESIDENT IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT IN PARTICULAR BY THE PROVISION OF ACCOMMODATION AND BY SUCH OTHER MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES THINK FIT.