News November 2020

Over the last three months the Trust has awarded over 80 individual grants for people in need and their families. We have received more requests than ever for support and our grants have covered many basic needs such as food, clothing, beds, fridges, baby items and washing machines as well as IT equipment to support a number of children and young people to stay connected and do school work during the pandemic.

We have been able to provide some larger grants as well:

£7,500 to Unity Works to help pay for an Employment Advisor for people with a learning disability.

£7,500 to the West Hampstead Women’s Centre for their Women’s Resilience Project

£5,000 to the Community Association of West Hampstead towards their Keeping Well Together Project

£4,000 to the Learning and Development Centre as a transitional support grant

The Trust has contributed a further £25,000 as part of their three year support to the North Camden Debt Advice Project at Citizens Advice Camden. The services of the Debt Advice Project are seen as a priority for Trust funding at the current time.

Unfortunately, we have received many more grant applications than we are able to support and the Trustees are having to make some difficult decisions. Please note that our large grants are now limited to £10,000 in the vast majority of cases. Priority will be given to applications with an emphasis on alleviating debt, homelessness and mental health.