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Grants & Impacts Statement
Total grants made: £161,068
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UN Sustainable Development Goals supported
Action for Conservation works with secondary schools to inspire and empower students to become the next generation of conservationists. We are passionate about bringing nature into the lives of all young people, regardless of circumstance. Our WildED programme, led by young conservation professionals working in the field, currently runs countrywide in schools in which an average of 49% of pupils are in receipt of pupil premium. 14/01/2018 £20,000
Outputs: 12 Youth Ambassador projects delivered, composed of 99 individual actions
Outcomes: 42 Individual actions demonstrated key skills attainment
Comment: High quality educational workshops in their primary programme have given students an in-depth awareness of environmental issues teachers may be unable to provide, and which they can share with friends and family. The number of students continuing to group camps and volunteering activities highlight the enthusiasm the programmes infuse, and partner charities providing practical, real-life experiences drive home the effects humans are having on nature.
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. Multiple dates £16,912
Outputs: 11 Women supported in prisons and the community
Comment: Pregnant women in the prison system and community groups using Birth Companions services may have to deal with multiple issues coming from different disadvantaged backgrounds. Though these challenges are significant, data collected by surveys consistently indicates the charity is providing high levels of emotional support and guidance that improve the mental health and wellbeing of beneficiaries to give their babies the best start in life.
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. 06/05/2016 £23,456
Outputs: 83 Tonnes of food redistributed
Outcomes: 185694 Meals served
Comment: On average it costs City Harvest about 26p to deliver the food needed for a nutritious meal, about one tenth the typical cost of an NHS meal. In addition, more than 3,000 tonnes of greenhouse gasses are prevented from release to the atmosphere by avoiding the need for landfill. 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.
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. 05/07/2019 £13,455
Outputs: <1 Sand dams built
Outcomes: 704 People with safe water
Comment: For every pound Excellent Development raises, 79p goes directly to charitable activities including enabling dryland communities to build sand dams, gather evidence to influence organisations implementation, and share knowledge and expertise. 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.
The principal activities of the charity in 2018 related to Spear, a six week programme equipping unemployed 16-24 year olds to enter employment or progress into further training and education, Resurgo Ventures, an initiative to support emerging entrepreneurs to make a sustainable, positive social impact, and Resurgo Consulting, a coaching and recruitment consultancy service to employers. Multiple dates £30,956
Outputs: 10 People enrolled
Outcomes: 6 Persons become employed
Comment: Data for Spear is encouraging with typically 75% of those completing the courses ceasing to be NEET at a typical cost if £4,000 per person.
The relief of need in areas of social and economic deprivation in India, by the provision of financial and technical assistance and the advancement of education and training. 06/12/2018 £14,500
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 05/01/2019 £16,789
Outputs: 1234 Beach clean volunteers
Outcomes: 3 Tonnes of plastic pollution and marine litter removed from beaches
Comment: Volunteering efforts to recycle plastic pollution from beaches have enabled them to increase the amount of recycled waste per tonne year-on-year. This core outcome is the basis for growth in their other positive outcomes including the momentum to engage with parliament that saw a reduction of plastic use in Westminster and their movement into urban communities.
Tempus Novo is an award-winning charity that works with serving prisoners and ex-offenders who want to change their lives by stopping the cycle of crime. Tempus Novo has a unique strength; it’s understanding and direct links into the British prison system. Founded in 2014 by two serving Senior Prison Officers at HMP Leeds, Tempus Novo operates within the prisons to identify offenders committed to transforming their lives. Upon release, these prisoners continue to work with Tempus Novo to gain employment whilst also receiving hands on mentorship and support for a minimum of 6 months. 05/02/2017 £15,000
Outputs: 32 Serving and ex-offenders interviewed for admission onto the rehabilitation programme
Outcomes: 10 Offenders put forward for interview
Comment: Interventions meant 26 of the 103 ex-offenders who reached employment in 2018 were priority prolific offenders (those most embedded into the cycle of crime). Employment opportunities for those 103 beneficiaries significantly changed a large proportion of their lives, with 79 still in work after 6 months and only 1 returning to custody.
We help motivated students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at top universities. 14/01/2018 £10,000
Outputs: 26 Students in London and the West Midlands received individual tutoring and university application support
Outcomes: 3 Students (55% of Year 13 Cohort) went on to 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.
* Data for Outputs and Impacts is adjusted to reflect the size of each donation