Grant maker

Camden Giving

http://www.camdengiving.org.uk

(Registered Charity No: 1174463)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Who they support

People who live, work and play in Camden.

Average size: £768,567
Average age: 21 years, Typical range: 7-35
Grant criteria

Various depending on programme

Grant details

FUTURE CHANGE-MAKERS Up to £10,000 to make Camden safer for 16-25 year olds. INCLUSIVE GRANTS Up to £20,000 to make charitable activities more welcoming to people with disabilities. THE HS2 CAMDEN FUND Up to £100,000 to support communities affected by the development of HS2 CAMDEN GIVING'S KX FUND Up to £10,000 to support communities affected by the development of Kings Cross. COMMUNITIES TOGETHER FUND Up to £1,500 for activities that bring different communities together.

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Grants made
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Over the last five years they've made 41 significant donations to registered charities totalling £2,043,646

When Amount Grantee Donors To be used for
30/06/2019 £100,000 Little Village 3 Little Village wants to extend opening hours in community spaces, develop a co-operative creche and offer more social activities.
31/05/2019 £10,000 Coram's Fields 5 Coram’s Fields Youth Programme aims to provide disadvantaged young people with the support and guidance they need to achieve their aspirations.
31/05/2019 £100,000 Change Please Foundation 1 Change Please Foundation's professionally trained Mentors will train a minimum of 8 homeless people a year in: cash-handling, food handling, customer service, latte art, Barista skills, assertiveness training, and dealing with difficult behaviour to operate vans or cafe on 4 Camden sites.
31/05/2019 £100,000 St Pancras Community Association 1 HS2 Healthy Living aims to alleviate the disruption caused by HS2 construction by providing opportunities for physical activities as a basis to tackle related mental health problems, unhealthy lifestyles and inequalities in access to services for people of all ages and backgrounds
31/05/2019 £10,000 The H. Club Creative Foundation 2 HeadStart 7 provides employability training,   aspirational work placement in the arts, complimentary membership to The Hospital Club,  and 1:1 follow-on coaching and fun.  
31/05/2019 £9,968 SOMALI YOUTH DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE CENTRE 2 The project will offer regular weekly sport practice and coaching sessions to young people.
31/05/2019 £9,976 URBAN COMMUNITY PROJECTS 2 The project will allow young people to learn and develop skills to build an interactive App that will inform engage and raise awareness around knife and gang crime and give young people the chance to sign up to creative school holiday workshops.
31/05/2019 £8,504 THE WINCHESTER PROJECT 9 The project will recruit and train local young people as 'Youth Organisers' to equip them with the skills, relationships and experience to lead change, now and in the future.
31/05/2019 £9,788 FITZROVIA YOUTH IN ACTION 5 The project empowers young people to use their negative lived experiences to educate, inform and inspire their peers, helping to stay safe, live happier lives, get support and avoid the dangers that often lead to negative life choices.
30/04/2019 £8,780 CARIS CAMDEN 4 The C4WS Night Shelter runs between the start of November and end of March every year providing emergency accommodation to 16 homeless people per night in 13 churches across the borough of Camden. Each guest is provided with food, hospitality and a welfare package focusing on finding more permanent accommodation as well as assistance with their physical and mental wellbeing, applying for benefits, employment and asylum and immigration claims.
30/04/2019 £9,496 LITTLE VILLAGE 3 The project funds an Ambassadors Outreach Programme in Somers Town, St Pancras and King's Cross wards, seeking to engage communities marginalised by changes in the area, as active participants in Little Village.
30/04/2019 £9,980 GLOBAL GENERATION 3 The project will bring local Somers Town and KX residents and groups together over food and give the opportunity for 12 young people with learning disabilities the chance to gain catering experience and increased social and emotional capacities in a working catering kitchen.
30/04/2019 £5,866 NORTH LONDON CARES 8 North London Cares was awarded £5,000 to start a new Social Club, bringing older neighbours (65+) and young professionals together to share time, stories and friendship.
30/04/2019 £9,852 FITZROVIA YOUTH IN ACTION 5 The Summer Festival brings the community together for a family fun day, positively impacting over 400 people in the community. The entire event is youth led, planned, managed and delivered and includes extensive community consultation to ensure that it is accessible to everyone. Being youth led also helps immeasurably to address some of the negative perceptions some of the community have towards young people.
30/04/2019 £9,720 SCENE AND HEARD 2 The project is a Playmaking One course in summer term 2019. The funds supported the culmination of the course, the production and performance of each child’s play for a capacity audience.   The courses culminated in the Writing Weekend where each child, supported by their adult mentor, wrote their own two-character play for performance.
30/04/2019 £3,575 ISLINGTON MUSIC FORUM LTD 4 The choir provides an accessible, non-auditioned weekly singing session for over 100 members of whom roughly 50% use mental health services. Sessions are led by a specially trained and experienced Musical Director from Key Changes’ team of music mentors.
30/04/2019 £8,160 CORAM'S FIELDS AND THE HARMSWORTH MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND 5 Coram’s Fields project is to run two large-scale community events in 2019 for the benefit of children and young people: Play Day and Fireworks Night to bring together thousands of people from across south Camden from all walks of life, with the specific aim of fostering social cohesion.
30/04/2019 £4,000 MAGIC ME 7 The project, Cocktails in Care Homes at Roseberry Mansions, combats social isolation, connecting lonely older care home residents with young adult volunteers at monthly evening parties.
30/04/2019 £6,000 THE THIRD AGE PROJECT 1 The project aims to encourage local older isolated men to come together to participate in a range of different activities including sport, the arts and health related initiatives, day trips they themselves have identified and are interested in helping to organise and deliver resulting in them being less isolated and marginalised within the community and lead more active, richer and independent lives.
31/03/2019 £99,873 Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) 5 The Youth Action Innovation Hub provides local young people with inspiration, resources and support to identify issues of concern in their community and devise social action projects to address them.
31/03/2019 £99,390 Camden Citizens Advice Bureaux Service 2 The Community Outreach Project will support people impacted by HS2 together with providing community development work including training for VCS organisations and community groups to promote early intervention and resilience.
31/03/2019 £99,055 North London Cares 8 North London Cares will connect the community affected by the HS2 development by hosting 30 Social Clubs and supporting 12 Love Your Neighbour matches in south Camden every year, for three years.
31/03/2019 £8,185 TRAINING LINK 3 The project focuses on helping learners improve their reading, writing, spelling & grammar with volunteer tutors during 1-1 sessions. Learners indicate areas to work on, the project provides materials and matches volunteer tutors.
28/02/2019 £28,386 C4WS Homeless Project 4 Home From Home is an innovative new project that utilises spare rooms in London to provide a solution to homelessness.
31/12/2018 £66,222 New Diorama Theatre  2 The project increases capacity of the theatre which is free to use for all local groups. There has been increase in demand following the demolition of Dick Collins Hall. This project will replace and expand on lost activity partnering with local services such as Third Age Project, Netley Primary School and BFI. This project will provide free theatre trips for primary school children, older people as well as film making project across groups and generations.
31/12/2018 £99,858 Groundswell UK  9 The project enables recruitment of a Care Navigator with lived experience of homelessness and experience of being a Peer Advocate. This would include development of training sessions for hostels around supporting residents with health and wellbeing and working with CHIP to develop information sharing sessions on how GP surgeries can insure they are accessible to homeless people.
31/12/2018 £89,897 The Conservation Volunteers  5 The project will deliver a regular Green Gym in HS2-affected or adjacent Camden wards, totalling 50 sessions, 75 volunteers and 10 sites per year for three years and TCV will support community groups across Camden to manage green spaces.
31/12/2018 £79,957 Somers Town Community Association (Camden) 5 The project builds on the Job Hub Link's success to provide a new integrated service by reaching more isolated people, improving volunteering and business employability support.
30/09/2018 £10,000 Women and Health   1 The project enables a development of a urban community garden for local residents to enjoy gardening and learn about the connection between good health and our relationship with nature and gardening. It would be wheelchair accessible, using sustainable materials.
30/09/2018 £99,150 Surma Community Centre 1 The project enables a regular programme of youth activities (including generic & outcome focused youth work, homework club, workshops, social action, dance, drama, song and spoken word); focusing on issues affecting our community.
30/09/2018 £97,686 Elfrida Rathbone (Camden) 3 The project uses the lived experience of young disabled people as a source of expertise to provide training and consultancy to voluntary, statutory and private sector customers. The project will provide employment opportunities and will encourage more accessible and inclusive public services.
30/09/2018 £99,872 Global Generation 3 The project will be a space where gardeners, chefs and makers are also facilitators and storytellers who relish bringing life to the concrete terrain of construction sites...
30/06/2018 £54,384 Camden People's Theatre 2 The project enables a year-round community engagement programme that involves, inspires and improves the wellbeing of local Camden and West Euston residents. ‘No Direction Home’ festival about displacement and refuge, autumn 2018); organise and deliver the hugely successful Drummond Street Festival for two years; and introduce long-term postcode ticket offers to encourage local residents to attend performances. The funding will increase CPT’s capacity to deliver rolling engagement opportunities in direct response to our community’s needs as the area embarks on a period of extensive change, unlocking the potential for the venue to inspire greater community cohesion.
30/06/2018 £100,000 Brandon Centre 4 The project builds the capacity of voluntary youth organisations in Camden to improve the mental health support for children and young people, with the support of Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The Centre aims to relieve distress, mobilise personal resources and facilitate growth in adolescents towards responsibility and self-fulfilment. The Centre particularly aims to prevent or alleviate suffering caused by unwanted pregnancy, mental ill health, psychological disturbance and maladaption in adult and future family relationships.
30/06/2018 £99,968 The Kids Network 3 The project will work with a minimum of 80 children on an individualised, one to one basis to give them the support they need to have a happy childhood and give them the tools to equip them for the future.
30/06/2018 £99,849 The Third Age Project 1 The project will connect older people together; support a new community hub where residents living in close proximity to HS2 construction can meet and take part in a range of healthy living activities and obtain information updates and signposting services. It would outreach work to reach new isolated older people whose needs are not currently being met; harness local resident’s skills and life experience through training and support to become volunteers and third age ambassadors; tackle and overcome inequalities preventing older residents in participating in everyday community life; and put older people at the very heart of the community and in doing so build an age friendly neighbourhood.
31/12/2017 £99,849 THE THIRD AGE PROJECT 1 The project will connect older people together; support a new community hub where residents living in close proximity to HS2 construction can meet and take part in a range of healthy living activities and obtain information updates and signposting services. It would outreach work to reach new isolated older people whose needs are not currently being met; harness local resident’s skills and life experience through training and support to become volunteers and third age ambassadors; tackle and overcome inequalities preventing older residents in participating in everyday community life; and put older people at the very heart of the community and in doing so build an age friendly neighbourhood.
31/10/2017 £79,200 Somers Town Community Association (Camden) 5 The project builds on the Job Hub Link's success to provide a new integrated service by reaching more isolated people, improving volunteering and business employability support.
30/04/2017 £10,000 Camden Spark 1 The project develops and brokers a series of curriculum enrichment activities through arts and culture to raise aspirations and build vocational skills.
31/12/2016 £10,000 CAMDEN SPARK 1 The project develops and brokers a series of curriculum enrichment activities through arts and culture to raise aspirations and build vocational skills.
31/12/2016 £79,200 THE SOMERS TOWN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (CAMDEN) 5 The project builds on the Job Hub Link's success to provide a new integrated service by reaching more isolated people, improving volunteering and business employability support.
Main office

5-7 Buck Street LONDON NW1 8NJ

Objectives

TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC AND IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF CAMDEN AND SURROUNDING LONDON BOROUGHS, INCLUDING: A) THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAPACITY AND SKILLS OF MEMBERS OF SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES; B) THE PREVENTION AND RELIEF OF POVERTY; C) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION; D) THE RELIEVE OF FINANCIAL NEED AND SUFFERING AMONG VICTIMS OF NATURAL OR OTHER KINDS OF DISASTER; E) THE PROMOTION OF THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT; F) THE PROMOTION OF EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY AND THE FOSTERING OF GREATER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN PEOPLE FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS; AND G) THE PROMOTION OF SOCIAL INCLUSION BY PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM BECOMING SOCIALLY EXCLUDED, RELIEVING THE NEEDS OF THOSE WHO ARE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED AND ASSISTING THEM TO INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY (AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLAUSE 'SOCIALLY EXCLUDED' MEANS BEING EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY, OR PART OF SOCIETY, AS A RESULT OF BEING A MEMBER OF A SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DEPRIVED COMMUNITY).