Posted 11 May, 2021
At the Community Grants Panel meeting on 29th April 2021, 10 grants were approved with a total value of £195,000.
Citizens Advice Richmond provides a range of advice services, including welfare benefits, debt, housing, immigration, consumer and employment advice. Our grant of £60,000 will contribute towards salaries and running costs for the office in Hampton Hill, and will cover costs for the satellite office at the White House Community Centre, once this service resumes.
Based at West Middlesex University Hospital, The Mulberry Centre provides a range of services free of charge for people living with and affected by cancer. A grant of £30,000 was awarded to support their work and will contribute towards salary costs.
The South West London Stroke Club is a well-established local charity providing social activities and physical exercise for people who have suffered a stroke; and also supports their carers and families. Our grant of £9,000 will contribute towards the Manager’s salary.
Covid-19 has had a detrimental impact on the lives of disabled people with many being very isolated and experiencing increasing poverty. Richmond Advice & Information on Disability (RAID) received a grant of £24,000 towards staffing costs for their Money Advice Service providing support for individuals and families.
A grant of £10,000 was made to the Voices of Hope charity to support the Brite Box food support programme for vulnerable families in our area of benefit. The project will provide a healthy meal kit every week for the whole family and builds resilience through teaching cooking skills to children and parents. The weekly box has all the ingredients and a recipe guide with photos illustrating step by step how to cook a healthy meal together as a family.