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Rape Crisis (Wycombe, Chiltern & South Bucks)

This charity supports female survivors of any form of sexual violence – rape, assault or child sexual abuse – whether historical, recent or current. It offers befriending, counselling face-to-face or on the phone, telephone support, support when going to the police/court/health appointments/form filling, regular self-help/support group meetings, support to non-abusing friends and family of the survivor, […]

Break the Silence

Break the Silence provides free and confidential support services to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape across East and North Ayrshire. It offers one-to-one support, group work and other therapies which are all geared towards helping people deal with complex issues related to the abuse, and move forward. The Foundation contributed £7,500 towards […]

No Panic Sheffield

No Panic Sheffield supports the recovery of people suffering from anxiety disorders, including panic attacks, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders. It runs two regular self-help support groups in Sheffield – one on an evening, the other during the daytime – and there are around 100 members. The Foundation made a grant of £1,725 in June […]

Medway & Swale Advocacy Partnership

This charity offers advocacy services to a range of vulnerable groups of people including people in hospital, people with mental health issues, BME groups, and people who are in prisons. Medway & Swale Advocacy Partnership is based in Kent with offices in Strood and Sittingbourne. Through the provision of advocacy for/with people in prison, the […]

Icebreakers

Icebreakers is a self-help group, offering a safe space and supportive network for gay and bi-sexual men. The group meets weekly in central Manchester and provides peer support and assistance in dealing with issues such as coming out, isolation, and homophobia. The Foundation awarded £2,500 over a two-year period towards the venue and costs relating […]

Eastcott Community Organisation

The Foundation offered £2,708 towards costs of Tea and Chat sessions in February 2014. These fortnightly social activities aim to reduce the loneliness and isolation of older people living in the Eastcott area of Swindon, and enable them to meet/make friends. The grant has covered general costs of the sessions including some special events as […]

Prisoners’ Penfriends

Prisoners’ Penfriends works closely with the Prison Service to enable people in prison to write safely to volunteer correspondents in the community. This reduces the isolation of those prisoners who otherwise have little or no support from the outside world – and assists in their rehabilitation back into society. In February 2014 the Foundation granted […]

Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group Wales

WSSAG provides a safe, supporting and empowering environment for female asylum seekers and refugees in Cardiff.  It runs a fortnightly drop-in where women can meet, talk together, and offer support.  Members work together to seek solutions to their problems, overcome helplessness and isolation, tackle the trauma they have faced and turn their lives around.  The […]

Kairos

The Kairos Centre in Newcastle (to the south of Belfast) offers a range of community activities – and received £4,760 in February 2014 towards its Men’s Shed project. This project involves training and work placements within a furniture recycling environment for men with a range of mental health issues. It aims to provide useful and […]