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Registered Charity No: 1161209
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Grants & Impacts Statement
Total grants made: £960,035
Main Charities supported
Where are the Beneficiaries?
Who are the Beneficiaries?
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Growth in spending per annum (5 years)
UN Sustainable Development Goals supported
Donated Outputs* Outcomes*
4FRONT PROJECT LTD4Front is a social enterprise on a mission to empower young people and build peace. We address violence by delivering specialist programmes that support personal development, legal empowerment and social action in community, educational and criminal justice settings.
£1,000 No impact reporting available for the donation

AoC was set up, in 2017 and has already become a major supplier of Advent calendars to the John Lewis Group.
£35,000 Target is to raise at least £250,000 for charities in 2019

Improvement in the welfare, health and education of detainees in Africa.
£75,000 334 Prisoners with improved access to health and legal services
3 Prisoners studying for law degrees

27 Prisoners released
BATES WELLS FOUNDATIONThe charity runs the Stephen Lloyd Awards, established in memory of inspirational lawyer Stephen Lloyd who died in August 2014. The aim of the awards is to find and nurture innovative ideas and projects that can lead to practical, sustainable social change (see The charity is also a grant giving trust that will support charities and charitable projects of all kinds.
£5,000 Award winners receive £20k + pro bono support

The Beam Foundation aims to promote the education of people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, and people with a criminal record by providing assistance in the form of crowdfunded vocational training and support in finding employment once training has been completed.
Best Beginnings creates and disseminates engaging, evidence-based resources including the Baby Buddy phone app, From Bump to Breastfeeding DVD, Small Wonders DVD, Baby Express Magazine and Maternal Mental Health films. These resources help to educate and empower parents and parents-to-be, increasing their confidence, knowledge and skills to give their children the best start in life.
Comment: There were 57,885 people registered with Baby Buddy this year that equates to £16.15 for each user. Access to over 300 video resources and daily advice, supporting all stages of pregnancy, highlights the value of the app and is reflected by user reviews.
We support women experiencing severe disadvantages in the period before, during and after the birth of their babies. We run groups and give one to one support to women in four prisons and in the community in London. We have a national remit to improve the experiences and care of women facing health and social inequalities in the perinatal period through training, research and influencing change.
Comment: Due to the multiple disadvantages women using services provided by Birth companions face, the challenge to improving mental health and wellbeing is a difficult one. However, data collected from beneficiaries consistently indicates a high levels of emotional support, reducing isolation and enabling women to give their babies the best start in life.
Breadwinners is an ambitious grassroots charity set up in April 2016. Our aim is to support refugees through their first steps into entrepreneurship, employment, work experience, and mentoring whilst providing Londoners with the best organic artisan bread.
Helping refugees living in the UK rebuild their lives through education, training and employment.
British Exploring Society is an educational charity. We inspire young people from all backgrounds to unlock their potential through exploration on demanding and scientific expeditions, helping them and society better understand the world around us.
CENTRE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICEThe CSJ is a leading think tank focused on eliminating poverty.
£50,000 Report produced
Main conclusions incorporated in Select Committee report
Comment: The CSJ has been having significant impacts on Government policy in multiple areas.
Our aim is to help young people see beyond their disadvantage and disengagement, recognise their worth and potential, focus on building the skills for success, and develop a clear vision and plan to achieve sustained employment and a bright future.
Comment: Data is encouraging although it does not measure the incremental impact compared with no intervention.
City Harvest collects surplus food from food manufacturers and retailers, then distributes it to organisations that feed the hungry in London. There is strict control over food quality, trying to ensure that recipients have healthy diets. Much of it consists of fresh food and vegetables.
Comment: In 2018-19 it cost £587 for every tonne of food distributed and for every £1 spent, there were 3 meals served. This is impressive when compared to the NHS, where a study found their lowest price for 3 meals per person was £2.61 at Gloucester Royal Hospital. In addition, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions was up almost 3 times from 2017-18 with an extra 3,055 tonnes prevented from release. Management consultants, Bain and Company completed a pro-bono project to quantify the impact of food redistribution activities on society and concluded City Harvest’s social return on investment was £8 for every £1 of expenditure, up from £5.60 in 2017-18.
Excellent Development supports rural dryland communities to work their way out of poverty with dignity. Working with local partners, they support rural communities to gain access to clean water close to their homes and invest in climate-smart agriculture.
£28,500 Contributed towards Sand Dam Water Yield study
Results promising, with one community abstracting over 90,000 litres from a sand dam during a month
Comment: Continuing studies conducted by Cranfield and Oxford University to measure sand dam water yield have been impressive, with one community abstracting over 90,000 litres from one sand dam in a month. This has huge potential to change lives as the overall cost across programmes to provide just one person with clean, safe and sustainable water is £13.34.
Jamie’s Farm acts as a catalyst for change, enabling disadvantaged young people to thrive academically, socially and emotionally. We do this through a unique residential experience and rigourous follow-up programme, combining farming, family and therapy
£15,000 5 Teachers trained by Jamie's Farm staff
9 Children attended residential farm weeks

82% of pupils no longer at risk of permanent exclusion, 49% significantly improved their behaviour, 65% significantly improved engagement with school in their attendance and attainment, 60% significantly improved self-esteem
Justlife provides innovative, strategic and frontline responses to community needs, working specifically to raise aspirations for vulnerable adults. Justlife has three core workstreams: Regeneration: Enabling innovative physical regeneration Resourcing: Ensuring that the most vulnerable have access to relevant services. Research: Gaining a deeper understanding of the needs of communitiesd
£3,000 No impact reporting available for the donation

LIFEBEAT Lifebeat provides holistic training programmes via summer camps for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and for adults via weekend workshops.
£25,000 No impact reporting available for the donation

A community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in a rapidly changing city. Through Social Clubs, one-to-one Love Your Neighbour friendships, Outreach and Community Fundraising, the charity aims to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older and younger Mancunians, improve wellbeing, confidence and power, and bridge social/generational divides.
MY LIFE FILMS LIMITED We create FREE biographical films for people living with dementia by capturing their unique story in a film to help celebrate and remember their lives. The films help to improve the quality of life of the person with dementia and act as an innovative care tool during all stages of the disease.
£500 Contributed to delivering a film package and helped to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families

Our objectives are to: - Reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people and young professionals alike - Improve the connection, confidence, skills, resilience and power of all participants so neighbours can feel part of our changing city rather than left behind by it - Bring people together to reduce the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.
£6,000 28 Young professionals using the community network
2 Social Clubs hosted

23 Elderly neighbours using the community network
356 Interactions created across social and generational lines

7 Face-to-face conversations held with older neighbours in the Winter Wellbeing programme
2 Older people helped to connect with local activities and Council services
Comment: Engagement of 60-80+ year olds in social clubs and neighbouring support activities has been shown as more valuable when regularly used over a shorter period than sporadically visited over yearly periods. There are varying numbers of beneficiaries using The Care Family programmes over the year, but impact data drawn from evaluations by several social research partners has highlighted older neighbours report decreased loneliness and improved wellbeing consistently.
OLMECDeveloping the capacity and sustainability of community based organisations and social enterprises. Promoting community led initiatives. Brokering business support and investment into local communities. Delivering employment, training and work placement opportunities. Enabling local people to develop appropriate skills to influence change. Facilitating sharing of best practice.
£5,000 300 Minority led social enterprises provided information and online resources through the Step Ahead programme
A resident of Arhag Housing association benefited from a 10 week employability programme
Contributed to a jobs fair bringing training, employment and work placement opportunities to local people

3 People supported into work through the Solid Foundations programme in partnership with Metropolitan Housing job coaching
A person was supported into work through the Solid Foundations programme in partnership with Arhag and Viridian
Resurgo aims to create a better society by combining talents, resources and skills. It offers 6 week intensive programmes to prepare disadvantaged young adults for employment or further education.
£106,500 35 Persons enrolled
21 Persons become employed
Comment: Data for Spear is encouraging although it does not measure the incremental impact compared with no intervention
Resurgo aims to create a better society by combining talents, resources and skills. It offers 6 week intensive programmes to prepare disadvantaged young adults for employment or further education.
Comment: Data for Spear is encouraging although it does not measure the incremental impact compared with no intervention
A community network mobilising young professionals to volunteer to support their older neighbours with a little extra time, practical help, social connection and human companionship in the London boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth. We operate 2 core activities: Social Clubs, which bring different demographics together through group activities; and a one-to-one Love Your Neighbour project.
Comment: Engagement of 60-80+ year olds in social clubs and neighbouring support activities has been shown as more valuable when regularly used over a shorter period than sporadically visited over yearly periods. There are varying numbers of beneficiaries using The Care Family programmes over the year, but impact data drawn from evaluations by several social research partners has highlighted older neighbours report decreased loneliness and improved wellbeing consistently.
Sport 4 Life
Sport 4 Life UK believes in a level playing field where every young person has the opportunity to create a better future for themselves. We are proud to provide the opportunity for young people aged 12 - 29 to prepare for, and move into, sustained employment, education or training, by improving their employability and key life skills - through our sports-themed personal development services.
Comment: The decrease in participation numbers this year is the result of a more focused programme, allowing those most in need of additional support to be assisted. Working on a 3 tier system (red, yellow and green), beneficiaries can move through stages of the programme with support from an individual mentor and make long term success more achievable.
Surfers Against Sewage is a national marine conservation and campaigning charity that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife
Comment: Volunteering efforts to recycle plastic pollution from beaches meant a decrease in spending per tonne to £10,847, compared to £12,079 in 2016-17. Growth in core outcomes is the basis for their positive impacts in other areas including the engagement with parliament that saw a reduction of plastic use in Westminster and their movement into urban communities, spreading their message inland.
We help motivated students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at top universities.
£150,000 135 Students received individual tutoring and university application support
111 Volunteer tutors
1646 Hours of tutorials provided

Over 50% of students obtain places at selective universities
Comment: An evaluation performed by Impetus and UCAS in 2017 showed The Access Project students are significantly more likely to apply and receive offers from top third most selective universities, than if they had not accessed the programme. Despite 90% of students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, 85% of Year 13 pupils applied for a top third university and over 60% of these were offered places.
THE BIG GIVE TRUSTThe Big Give is one of the foremost promoters of Matched Giving
£34,320 £13m raised in aggregate
£11m raised in aggregate
£2.6m raised
£7m raised in aggregate

THE BROKERAGE CITYLINK To provide a 'pathway' of opportunity for state school students in London to access careers in business or the financial services and improve their employability skills. This includes delivering awareness raising workshops for students in local schools, bringing groups of young people into the City to visit City companies and matching inner city young people with work placements.
£8,500 40 Young people supported
Contributed towards a young person progressing in their mentoring programme
Contributed towards a young person progressing in their sixth form work experience placement
Contributed towards a young person progressing in their interview coaching

The ForeThe Trust provides financial and advisory assistance to early-stage charities and social impact projects through provision of unrestricted development grants and pro-bono professional expertise. Activities at headquarters, Two Temple Place include the Winter Exhibition Programme promoting UK museums and are designed to maximise the charitable benefit of the house and support the work of the Trust.
The Forward Trust (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky) is a social business with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years they have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past.
£16,000 Service users engaged with family work in prison and the community
Service users completed the Family Ties programme
People supported in five ‘Hubs’ across East Kent
People accessed clinical interventions
Services users

61 Of injecting clients stopped injecting
Completed 12 step structured programme
The Listening Place was conceived in 2015 and set up in 2016 in London, by a group of volunteers with a great deal of experience in supporting the suicidal. They had recognised that there is little on going face-to-face support available for many people with chronic suicidal feelings, and that some of this support can be given by well trained and professionally supervised volunteers
£12,000 217 Total referrals made, 62% from NHS
30 Volunteers recruited and trained
113 People given regular support

Comment: The Listening Place is averaging 200 new referrals every month and this is expected to increase, with over 60% of these coming from the NHS. The services provided are very cost effective with the NHS saving £550 for every night a patient spends in their care instead of an acute ward.
To promote the physical and personal development of young disabled people, through organising school sports competitions and by the provision of resources including coaching, training, equipment and sports leadership opportunities.
20 Event or competition days delivered
2 Swimming competitions delivered
1456 Competitors in sporting events
209 Young Leaders trained
62 Swimmers competing
Comment: Recent research studies have highlighted that the physical activity of programme competitors is having a significantly positive effect on academic attainment. It also showed that non-competitors who are peers of those on programmes are more well informed to the needs of disabled children post-programme completion.
The Sutton trust aims to improve educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds and increase social mobility, in particular by supporting projects, policy advocacy and undertaking and commissioning research.
£50,000 32 Young people directly helped by programmes
2 Teachers directly helped by programmes

Comment: Sutton Trust is the most influential think tank in the education sector
THRIVE YOUTH TRUST LTDWe research, develop and pioneer projects that empower disadvantaged young people to thrive in work and life. We believe every young person deserves the opportunity to succeed regardless of their start in life. We work tirelessly to find ways to make that happen for as many young people as we can.
£7,500 No impact reporting available for the donation

upReach supports undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds to secure graduate jobs and internships by running a needs-focused professional development programme in partnership with foundations, universities and employers
Comment: Associates that had been part of the upReach programme during their first year of university in 2017-18 had an employability skill progression around 3.2 times higher than the expected progression for an average first year student. Programme outcomes show a consistently higher starting wage for participants than the national average. This is supported by positive 6-month employment outcomes and increasing year-on-year participation
WATTS GALLERYWatts Gallery Trust is an independent charity with many opportunities to get involved, as a Friend, Volunteer, Patron or Donor. We rely on this generosity to give Watts Gallery - Artists' Village and its unique Collection a future that is as valuable and inspirational as its past.
£7,500 86 Participants at Watt Gallery activities
10 Primary school pupils learned from activities
The charity aims to promote the care and upbringing of every child and every young person with a disadvantaged background who lives in or has a close connection to the West London Zone, by supporting positive family relationships, advancing education, promoting health and making the most of each such child and young person?s potential.
£60,000 30 Children supported on average for 61 hours over 153 interactions
15 Children showing improvement, 69% progressed in Maths, 66% in English, 85% had Increased positive relationships, 51% had Improved confidence and aspirations, 68% had Improved emotional and mental well-being
Comment: A survey was taken from the cohort of children that had completed the first of their two-year programme (2016-2018) and compared against a mid-programme survey taken from another cohort (2017-2019). These two cohorts indicated young people who were previously 'at risk' had improved or met their targets. This also demonstrated an increase in the effectiveness of programme interventions, as the 2017-2019 cohort were achieving targets in a shorter time period.
* Data for Outputs and Impacts is adjusted to reflect the size of each donation