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2019 Small Grants

It’s that time of year again and we are pleased to announce that our RIN Small Grants Programme is now open for applications.
 
We support groups and charities working in or across Tooting, Balham, Tulse Hill, Brixton, West Norwood and Streatham (SW2, SW12, SW16, SW17, SE21, SE24, SE27).
 
In 2018 we have awarded small grants to 20 local groups that are working to support individuals and create stronger communities – they provide a range of activities and services that include good neighbours events, home cooking, sport, community gardens, youth work and youth training, groups for older people, training for workers and volunteers, intergenerational work, day centre facilities for rough sleepers and much more.
 
The closing date for funding in 2019 is Monday 3rd December 2018 so there’s plenty of time to get an application in. If your group and its work fits with our interests and criteria (see the Guidance sheet) then please send us a form.
 
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We can’t wait to hear about your work in our local communities 
 
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Grants awarded 2017-18

Thrale RIN Small Grants programme has funded 18 local projects in 2018:
 
1. St Mathews Project.  Funding was awarded towards costs of football and other activities for young people on estates in Tulse Hill and Brixton. This year Thrale’s money will help them to target over 16’s, who may be vulnerable to gangs or other anti-social behaviour activities, with sessions specifically aimed at this age group.    
 
2. South London Drop-In Centre for refugees and asylum seekers is based in Streatham. Thrale has provided funding to support the ongoing costs of a drop-in facility which is open 3 times per week.  The drop in provides advice, training, play, crèche, homework club, volunteering opportunities and more.  
 
3. Basaira Centre for elderly people need funds to help them maintain their lunch club offering to older people in the south of Streatham. This year they aim to increase the number of people who can take part.  
 
4. St Thomas Church Community Garden, Balham. Funds were given to help expand facilities at the garden for use by local people and those with mental health issues; using local volunteers. 
 
5. Outings for Older South Londoners provide outings, hobbies and talks for older people in South London. Funding was given to help with costs of transport and to help increase numbers who can take part  
 
6. Faiths Together in Lambeth – the member groups provide various services to beneficiaries from RIN fund target areas. Thrale funding will pay towards mental health training for volunteers and workers from across their faith groups. 
 
7. Spires Rough Sleepers project provides day centre care, food, advice, clothing, showers, counselling and learning opportunities for around 600 rough sleepers each year. Thrale funding will help maintain this Streatham based project that attracts clients from across Lambeth
 
8. Streatham Youth and Community Trust (SYCT) is developing a leadership project with young members that includes training, visits and helping organise and deliver a good neighbours event. Thrale funding will support them in promoting Intergenerational work and help prevent loneliness.   
 
 
 
 
9. Clapham Park TLC Project works in the Clapham area to befriend lonely and vulnerable older people in the local community offering friendship, activities and outings. Thrale funding will go towards project running costs and volunteer expenses. 
 
10. Stockwell Good Neighbours Project.  Thrale has awarded funding to support provision of weekly activities, outings and friendship for older Brixton residents.  
 
11. Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) Thrale funding will help DASL to promote and support clients from across Lambeth to take part in sports activities aimed at increasing health and well-being. 
 
12. The Nehemiah Project is based in Streatham and delivers a well-regarded intensive recovery and resettlement project for men with addictions. Thrale’s grant will support one man through the critical first stage of the programme. 
 
13. Streatham Common Community Garden were awarded modest funding to buy new equipment to help expand their community garden that provides volunteering opportunities and support and training for other charities and individuals. 
 
14. Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses were also awarded modest funding to support their work in promoting community arts projects using the garden facilities.  
 
15. Home Cooks project is a new venture operating in the Streatham area. Volunteers are engaged who are willing to cook meals for older people living near them. Thrale’s funding will help pay for vital DBS checks and food hygiene training for volunteers. 
 
16. 4All Youth Project is based in the Dulwich area. Funding has been awarded to help set up and to run much needed girls only youthwork sessions. 
 
17. Lambeth Mencap works with beneficiaries from across the Thrale RIN area. Funding will support a Sunday lunch outings group to help promote friendship, skills and independence.  
 
18. The Advocacy Academy attracts young adult beneficiaries from across Lambeth in its aim to develop young leaders from disadvantaged communities. Fellows are given training and opportunities to develop skills then speak out on issues that are important to them. Thrale will help fund three young adults to take part in the programme. 
 
 
Geographically this Thrale funding will cascade across Streatham, Brixton, Balham, Tulse Hill, Clapham, and West Norwood. 
 
We estimate that the funding will directly reach close to 1500 people and also impact indirectly on around 2000 more
 
 
By funding local causes and charities Thrale aims to help maintain strong, resilient, compassionate communities in our target areas – thereby helping create good places to live and grow older in. 

Structure

The Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales; Charity Number: 225709

It is also a registered company called Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity Trustee Ltd; Company Number - 07960096

This year it has been accepted by the HCA as a registered Social Housing Provider; number - 4814

Thrale has six Trustee Directors who meet bi-monthly to conduct the business of the Charity. They set and oversee its strategic directions and ethos and create and implement its Business Plan; set and monitor spending via budgets and ensure it works within agreed policies, procedures, regulatory requirements and legal and best practice guidelines.

The charity has recently appointed a Managing Agent, 'Housing for Women' who are based in Brixton, to manage the day to day business of its redeveloped almshouse site on Polworth Road, Streatham.

There is an executive worker, Jennifer Rogers, who supports the Trustee Directors

Trustee Directors

Thrale Almshouse and Relief in Need Charity Trustee Directors are:

Julia Shelley (chair) is a former charity CEO and experienced trustee, now working in interim senior executive roles with  past experience of working in the elders sector. She is also a Brixton resident.

John Carter is an experienced business man who is also knowledgable within the areas of finance, risk management, investment and IT.

Paul Lehmann is an experienced public relations and communications person, a long serving Trustee Director and a Streatham resident.

Julie Vickers is an experienced housing project and development manager, experienced Trustee Director and a resident in the Ancient Parish of Streatham.

Amanda Brown is an academic and an experienced Trustee Director. She is interested in communications, research and evaluation, communities and space and is a former Streatham resident.

James Sanderson is a housing manager experienced in working in social housing providers. He is also a resident in the Ancient Parish of Streatham.

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Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision

 ‘We have a vision of local communities that are resilient and sustainable; creating good places in which to live and grow older’

Our Mission

Our mission is to use our resources to help improve the lives of people in the ancient parish of Streatham  (APS).

We will do this by:

-         Being a leading provider of almshouse accommodation for older women.

-         Awarding our Relief in Need (RIN) resources to the wider community.

-         Creating opportunities to enable people to live independently and with dignity

-         Working to alleviate isolation and support those who are vulnerable

-         Building on the Thrale tradition of supporting women

-         Becoming an active voice in shaping positive attitudes towards older people.

We value:

The right of everyone to live with dignity and as far as possible independently

The right of everyone to have a decent home

The importance of local community in enriching peoples’ lives.

Communities with respect for and integration of older people

More on Grants awarded 2017-18

Spires

Spires

Spires is a South London based charity that helps hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people all year round. We work to improve the quality of life of people who are homeless, insecurely housed, unemployed or suffering from the effects of poverty, mental ill health and loneliness. By offering a range of help and developmental services through our centre and outreach sessions, our aim is to enable our service users to move away from the chaos of the streets and towards greater lifestyle stability for a brighter and more hopeful future.

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St Mathews Project

St Mathews Project

The St. Matthew’s Project started life in the summer of 2004 and has developed, literally, from a kick-about in the local park for young people from one estate in Brixton, St. Matthew’s.

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The Nehemiah Project

The Nehemiah Project

For over 20 years The Nehemiah Project has been helping vulnerable men and ex-offenders to rebuild their lives, both in prison and out in the community. Almost all have a history of crime and addiction which has severely affected them, their families and the wider community.

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Stockwell Good Neighbours

Stockwell Good Neighbours

Stockwell Good Neighbours is a charitable organisation that provides a weekly club for older, mainly West Indian elders but is inclusive to all over 60. There are 70 members who meet on a Monday at the Oval House theatre, Kennington to take part in a wide range of activities designed to keep minds and bodies active.

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Clapham Park Project

Clapham Park Project

The Clapham Park Project was established in 2000 as an Area Based Initiative delivery vehicle for a New Deal for Communities (N.D.C) Programme in Clapham Park. The neighbourhood was one of Lambeth’s most disadvantaged areas, it had been long neglected with sub-standard housing, significant levels of deprivation, worklessness, poverty and crime.

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Basaira Elderly Centre (South Streatham)

Basaira Elderly Centre (South Streatham)

in South Streatham to support the running costs of a drop-in centre for elderly people from the local community

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Lambeth Mencap

Lambeth Mencap

Lambeth Mencap is grateful to The Thrale Almshouse and Relief In Need Charity for their generous donation towards the running of the 25+ Club. Established in 1953 Lambeth Mencap is an independent local voluntary charity affiliated to, but financially independent from National Mencap. We provide a variety of services and activities to people with learning disabilities and/or autism, their families and carers. We currently support over 300 people in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

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Outings for older South Londoners

Outings for older South Londoners

Helping over 55's get out and about Based in Streatham in South West London, OOSL provides transported local day outings to places of interest such as galleries and museums - and occasional group holidays

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The Advocacy Academy (Brixton)

The Advocacy Academy (Brixton)

The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Fellowship for young people who are passionate about making a difference in the world. Across eight intense months, we support young leaders from marginalised communities to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to tackle some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century.

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Faiths Together in Lambeth

Faiths Together in Lambeth

Faiths Together in Lambeth (FTiL) is an independent, Lambeth-wide body, fostering constructive relationships among faith communities and promoting faith and multi-faith involvement in the civic life of the Borough.

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South London Drop-in Centre for refugees and asylum seekers

South London Drop-in Centre for refugees and asylum seekers

We provide expert advice, specialist services and effective support to refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in South London. We work with adults, families and young people so that they can build stable lives for themselves.

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St Thomas Garden

St Thomas Garden

To the south side of the Church building, work has been going on to transform an area of waste ground into a Community Garden.
Home Cooks

Home Cooks

Home Cooks Project puts people in Streatham in touch with older neighbours who would appreciate a home-cooked meal brought round from time to time. Anyone in SW16 or immediate surrounding areas can become a cook; you just need to like cooking and be able to make an extra portion of food to take round to a neighbour.

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Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses is a vibrant community garden situated in Brockwell Park. Our charity is committed to enabling a diverse range of local residents, schools and visitors to increase their knowledge, improve their wellbeing, and to create greener communities. Our education work with local schools, families, young people and adults is critical to this vision as we strive to inspire local residents about the value of plants and wildlife in their lives.

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Streatham Common Community Garden

Streatham Common Community Garden

Streatham Common Community Garden is located in the Rookery on Streatham Common. You will find us through a black wooden gate at the bottom of the Rookery public garden, at the end of Streatham Common South.

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Disability Advice Service Lambeth

Disability Advice Service Lambeth

Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) is a Disabled People's Organisation which works with disabled people, including those with mental health support needs, older people and carers, mainly in the London Borough of Lambeth.

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Streatham Youth and Community Trust

Streatham Youth and Community Trust

SYCT was established almost 70 years ago to meet the needs of local young people. We now deliver services for children and young people, vulnerable adults and the wider community from three locations in Streatham and local secondary schools

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