TravellerSpace is a charity based in Penzance, which was established to support Gypsies and Travellers in Cornwall and the South West. It helps people to access services and opportunities available to the wider community, and to have a voice in decision and policy-making decisions. The charity works with more than 300 individuals a year and runs various sessions, groups and projects.

Funding has been made totalling £6,000 over two years which is contributing towards the rent of premises for TravellerSpace.

www.travellerspace-cornwall.org

The Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group provides a range of services and projects, and offers vital advice and information. It has over 25 years’ experience and expertise working with the Gypsy and Traveller community, and is an advocate for the community in relations with local authorities and other statutory services. It works to secure site provision in the county, seeks to improve health and education access and provision, and provides welfare and other advice to community members.

The Allen Lane Foundation made a grant of £10,000 split over a two-year period from June 2015. The grant is towards costs of employing a dedicated worker to manage the Group’s telephone helpline, ensuring a consistent level of support to people calling for assistance.

www.dglg.org.uk

This group aims to improve the quality of life for the Gypsy and Traveller community across Nottinghamshire. It offers advocacy and support services to individuals, and a telephone helpline and helps more than 300 people a year. It also runs awareness sessions in schools and other local venues, to increase understanding of the issues the Gypsy and Traveller community face and to combat stigma.

In February 2015, the Foundation gave a £1,000 grant as a contribution towards the Association’s travel and volunteer expenses.

In October 2014 the Foundation awarded £2,500 over two years towards the general running costs of Kushti Bok. This charity works across Dorset to provide support and assistance to Gypsies and Travellers. It helps individuals with accessing services and education, tackling racism and overcoming prejudice, and promoting inclusion in the community.

www.kushti.bok.com