The Noel Buxton Trust  

Recent grants

 

Grants made in 2018

 

 

Grants supporting organisations working with, or led by, communities in Africa

 

Organisation Location Project  Amount 
Advantage Africa Kenya Based in the semi-arid lands of Makueni County, this grant funds a goat-rearing project using Gala goats bred for dry conditions  £         3,800
AFFORD Africa To support sustainable livelihoods projects run by five community groups: DIFN (Nigeria); HIRDA-UK (Somalia),  RIANA (Kenya), WHEAT MST (Ethiopia) and Bunyoro Kitara Development Association (Uganda)  £       11,000
Anglican International Development South Sudan Working with partners in Juba, AID runs a micro-finance initiative for women.  £         5,000
Chance for Childhood Kenya To bring street-connected children, including disabled children, into educational settings and to help guardians with business training  £         5,000
Dandora Dumpsite Rehabilitation Group (DADREG) Kenya To help women and young people who are scavenging in a polluted Dandora dump, Nairobi, to get jobs or set up businesses.  £         5,000
Kisumu Disabled Self Help Group Kenya To fund a garbage recycling project run by and for young disabled people.  £         3,600
Mango Tree Kenya  For an aquaculture project in Homa Bay providing  livelihoods for former fishermen affected by declining fish stocks in Lake Victoria.  £         5,000
War Child/KATI Uganda To support a business training and microfinance project for young people in northern Uganda.   £         5,000
Xavier Project Uganda Supporting refugees from South Sudan and DRCongo, who fled to Kampala, and need to find suitable jobs.  £         5,000
     Total spent on Africa grants  £       48,400

 

 

 

Grants supporting organisations working with families affected by domestic abuse, in Great Britain

 

Organisation Location Project  Amount 
Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid West Midlands To support women to rebuild esteem and confidence, damamged by feelings of guilt and powerlessness following abuse.
 £         5,000
DASH South East To support the core costs of a local domestic Abuse Charity
 £         5,000
Domestic Abuse Safety Unit Wales Working in Flintshire to support female immigrants and their children coping with domestic abuse
 £         2,000
Family Rights Group UK-wide To develop UK-wide advice services for families whose children are involved with Childrens Services as a result of domestic abuse.
 £         5,000
HACRO England To help fund the 'Caring Dads' programme, supporting perpetrators to improve their relationships with their children
 £         2,000
Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service East Midlands To help fund the 'Strengthening Families Programme', supporting parents and children to address behavioural, social, academic and emotional needs following abuse.
 £         5,000
PHOEBE England Working in Suffolk to support BAME women experiencing domestic abuse, as well as other complex problems.
 £         4,000
Phoenix DAS Wales To support the core costs of a local domestic Abuse Charity
 £         5,000
Respect UK-wide To gather evidence supporting Respect's submission to the Domestic Abuse Bill Consultation
 £         5,000
Respect (Special Project) UK-wide To support the costs of providing the Secretariat for the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse.
 £         5,000
Trinity Winchester  Southern To run Breaking Free, a project based on the Freedom Programme, specifically for abused women in Hampshire.
 £         4,200
     Total spent on family grants
 £       47,200

 

 

 

Grants supporting organisations working with prisoners and ex-offenders in Great Britain

 

Organisation Location Project  Amount 
Changing Tunes South West To run music projects with ex-offenders.  £         2,000
 Fair Shares Gloucestershire HMP Dartmore To set up a timebank for prisoners and the local community.  £         2,000
Footprints  Project South East Providing through the gate mentoring support to male and female prisoners   £         2,000
Humbercare Yorkshire and Humberside To fund a 'Circles of Support' scheme for sex-offenders at high risk of reoffending.  £         2,000
Irene Taylor Trust England Core costs for an established provider of music in prisons.  £         2,000
Landworks South West Supporting prisoners and ex offenders by offering training courses and outdoor work in the Dartington estate.  £         3,000
Lifecycle UK South West To run 'Bike Back', a scheme teaching prisoners to repair bikes for resale.  £         2,000
Peninsula Initiative, South West Community Chaplaincy South West Core costs for work on through the gate mentoring and support for prisoners in the South West.  £         2,000
Prison Choir Project England To set up  choirs in several prisons with professional musicians.  £         2,000
Prodigal Arts South West Bringing visual arts projects into prison settings.  £         2,000
Red Café (part of Linden Church Trust) Wales To support women returning to the Swansea area from HMP Eastwood Park  £         1,500
Safer Living Foundation HMP Whatton To help fund a 'Circles of Support ' scheme.  £         4,000
Sandwell African Women's Association West Midlands To support 'Femex-Offenders Club' - a support group for women refugees leaving prison.    £         1,000
Sixtyone South West To support a church-led initiative bringing together charity and business communities to support prisoners and ex-offenders.  £         1,000
SOFA Project South West To support the provision of work placements for older prisoners from HMP Leyhill at SOFA's furniture repair workshops.  £         1,000
Stratford Literary Festival HMPs Maidstone, Swaleside,Elmley, Standford,Styal Towards the costs of running workshops for women prisoners where mothers are supported to write stories for their children.
 £         1,000
Surrey Care Trust South East To support older ex-offenders with mentoring and training by providing supervised environmental work along the River Wey.  £         1,000
Unlock England To provide a helpline run by ex-offenders who are trained to advise peers facing barriers having left prison.    £         2,500
YMCA Exeter Community Projects South West To fund the Perspectives Programme which offers mentoring support for prisoners who need accommodation and jobs on release.  £         2,000
     Total spent on penal grants
 £       36,000

 

 

 

 

Grants made in 2017

 

Grants supporting organisations working with, or led by, communities in Africa

 

 

Organisation

Country or region

Project

 Amount

AFFORD

Africa

To support sustainable livelihoods projects run by five community groups: DIFN (Nigeria); HIRDA-UK (Somalia),  RIANA (Kenya), WHEAT MST (Ethiopia) and Bunyoro Kitara Development Association (Uganda)

 

 £      11,000

Anglican International Development

South Sudan

Working with partners in Juba, AID runs a micro-finance initiative for women.

 

 £        5,000

Dandora Dumpsite Rehabilitation Group (DADREG)

Kenya

To help women and young people who are scavenging in a polluted Dandora dump, Nairobi, to get jobs or set up businesses.

 

 £        5,000

Mango Tree

Kenya

For an aquaculture project in Homa Bay providing  livelihoods for former fishermen affected by declining fish stocks in Lake Victoria.

 

 £        5,000

Midpro Initiatives /Afrinspire

Uganda

To provide capital to help young people, in Mbale Region,  set up small businesses when they complete a vocational course.

 

 £        5,000

War Child/KATI

Uganda

To support a business training and microfinance project for young people in northern Uganda.

 

 £        5,000

Total spent on Africa grants

 £      36,000

 

 

Grants supporting organisations working with families affected by domestic abuse

 

Organisation

Country or region

Project

 Amount

Bede House

London

Providing one-to-one and group support to women in London whose complex needs make them especially vulnerable to domestic abuse.

 

 £        3,000

Broxtowe Women's Project

East Midlands

To core fund an organisation that runs a range of support services for women affected by domestic abuse in Nottingham.

 

 £        4,000

Domestic Abuse Safety Unit

Wales

Working in Flintshire to support female immigrants and their children coping with domestic abuse

 

 £        2,000

Family Lives

England

To offer a volunteer-led befriending  service for single mothers who have escaped abusive relationships in Nottingham

 

 £        3,500

Family Rights Group

UK-wide

To develop UK-wide advice services for families whose children are involved with Childrens Services as a result of domestic abuse.

 

 £        5,000

Flag DV

England

To help fund a free legal advice service for people coping with domestic abuse, and to recruit volunteers from the legal profesion.

 

 £        3,500

HACRO

England

To help fund the 'Caring Dads' programme, supporting perpetrators to improve their relationships with their children

 

 £        2,000

Julian House

South West

To run a Freedom Programme for women affected by domestic abuse in Somerset

 

 £        3,500

Multi-Cultural Family Base

Scotland

To provide support for women with young children, in BAME communities in Edinburgh, who are suffering because of domestic abuse.

 

 £        4,000

PHOEBE

England

Working in Suffolk to support BAME women experiencing domestic abuse, as well as other complex problems.

 

 £        4,000

Splitz

South West

To help fund the Elephant in the Room project which helps children and mothers to rebuild relationships after domestic abuse.

 

 £        4,869

St Michael's Fellowship

England

To run a domestic abuse support service for young parents, helping to raise awareness of how abuse affects family relationships.

 

 £        3,500

Trinity Winchester

 Southern

To run Breaking Free, a project based on the Freedom Programme, specifically for abused women in Hampshire.

 

 £        4,200

Total spent on family grants

 £      47,069

 

 

Grants supporting organisations working with prisoners and ex-offenders

 

Organisation

Country or region

Project

 Amount

Changing Tunes

England and Wales

To run music projects with prisoners who have the opportunity to gain a BTEC certificate in 5 prisons.

 

 £        4,000

Create

Eastern

To support  'Inside Stories', a project at HMP Peterborough, where prisoners, working with  professional artists, create books for their children.

 

 £        2,000

Friends of the Cotswolds

South West

Supporting prisoners at HMP Leyhill by providing work placements in stonemasonry and blacksmithing

 

 £        1,000

Lifecycle UK

South West

To run 'Bike Back', a scheme teaching prisoners to repair bikes for resale.

 

 £        2,000

Open Gate

North east

To run a volunteer-led mentoring service for women prisoners preparing to leave HMP Low Newton

 

 £        2,000

Oswin Project

North East

To support work training and local job placements for prionsers leaving HMP Northumberland

 £        2,000

 

Peninsula Initiative, South West Community Chaplaincy

South West

Core costs for work on through the gate mentoring and support for prisoners in the South West.

 

 £        2,000

Prison Choir Project

England

To set up  choirs in several prisons with professional musicians.

 

 £        2,000

Recoop

England

To support older prisoners and ex-offenders though mentoring schemes and support groups, giving practical advice on rehabilitation.

 

 £        1,000

Red Café (part of Linden Church Trust)

 

Wales

To support women returning to the Swansea area from HMP Eastwood Park

 £        2,500

Sandwell African Women's Association

West Midlands

To support 'Femex-Offenders Club' - a support group for women refugees leaving prison. 

 

 £        3,858

SOFA Project

South West

To support the provision of work placements for older prisoners from HMP Leyhill at SOFA's furniture repair workshops.

 

 £        2,000

Soft Touch Arts

England

To run a visual arts project of young adults with poor mental health in HMP Leicester.

 

 £        2,000

Unlock

England

To provide a helpline run by ex-offenders who are trained to advise peers facing barriers having left prison.

 

 £        2,500

Why me?

UK

To expand a restorative justice project  with offenders in HMPs Send, Coldingley  and Wandsworth.

 

 £        2,000

Yarls Wood Befrienders

South East

To fund a team of volunteers supporting the women detainees at Yarls Wood,

 

 £        4,000

YMCA Exeter Community Projects

South West

To fund the Perspectives Programme which offers mentoring support for prisoners who need accommodation and jobs on release

.

 £        2,000

Total spent on penal grants

 £      38,858

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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