Grants Update – November 2018

General Grants were on the agenda for the November meeting of our Grants committee. The General Grants programme offers sums of up to £25,000 to any not for profit local, regional or national charitable organisation whose activities support or enhance the lives of Letchworth residents. Nine grants were awarded under the programme totalling £67,080. These were:

  • £1,500 to Garden City Eagles to assist with the purchase of portable goals for the club
  • £10,000 to Garden House Hospice to support the provision of an ABC education post, which assists individuals, families and care workers with end of life care planning
  • £10,290 to Groundwork East to assist with their ‘Wellies in the Wood’ outdoor education programme for under 5’s in partnership with the family centre
  • £10,000 to Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group to fully upgrade their website to provide real time information and services to members
  • £20,000 to Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse to help with the appointment of an advisor to provide assistance and advice to residents suffering low or medium levels of domestic abuse
  • £3,500 to Small Acts of Kindness to set up an Ambassador programme aimed at working with local organisations to support lonely or isolated members of the local community
  • £10,500 to Stevenage and North Herts Child Contact Centre to support the provision of their service in the local area enabling supervised contact between children and family members
  • £790 to Letchworth Amateur Swimming Club to support their Youth Development Programme
  • £500 to Young Enterprise to provide an employability skills workshop at the Highfield School for 140 pupils

This rounded up the awards of grants for this year to a total of £140,925 awarded to 75 different groups, organisations and individuals in Letchworth throughout 2018.

Alastair Stewart, Head of Grants, Partnerships and Community Services for the Heritage Foundation, said: “It’s been a busy year for our grants programme and we’re thrilled to be able to provide such support to groups and individuals in the local community, helping keep Letchworth a great place to live and be a part of.”

Find out more about our grants programme here