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Global Lifeline

Global Lifeline runs a refuge in the West Midlands for homeless and vulnerable women, particularly those who have been victims of domestic abuse. It anticipates helping around 25 women at Halfrida House this year. The aim of the refuge is to provide a safe haven, and whilst there, to transform the lives of the women […]

Cambridge & District Volunteer Centre

The Volunteer Centre matches both individuals and groups interested in volunteering with appropriate opportunities in the local community, and provides on-going support and training to those placements. Last year it matched more than 450 placements. Allen Lane made a contribution of £5,000 in October 2015 to the charity. The funding is specifically towards the Supported […]

Dignity in Dementia

This organisation has been running since 2014, and in October 2015 received funding of £8,610 over a two-year period from the Foundation. Dignity in Dementia aims to provide innovative approaches and support for people with dementia and their carers and runs a carers’ programme, group sessions and training. It aims to improve the health and […]

Home-Start Goole & District

This charity has been providing advice and support to families in Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire for more than 20 years. It recruits and trains volunteers to visit families in their homes and helps with situations such as isolation, bereavement, debt, housing issues and mental illness. In October 2015, the Allen Lane Foundation […]


Karibu seeks to improve the lives of African and refugee women and their families by creating a place where they can meet and support one another. It aims to empower vulnerable women to engage with services and increase their self-esteem and confidence. Based in Glasgow, Karibu provides advice and information and opportunities to learn new […]


Over the past twelve years, Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers has developed a wide range of face-to-face support services to help people, particularly those who find themselves destitute and without statutory support. It works across Leeds and operates a weekly drop-in, regularly accessed by 120-150 people. The drop-in has evolved into a successful […]

Cohort 4

This organisation aims to provide support for individuals involved in abusive situations who want to make a positive change for themselves; and to support and inform those who work with them. Based in Atherstone in the West Midlands, it offers specific projects as well as one-to-one assistance, aiming to help men, women and children to […]

Plymouth Mental Health Network

This group is a member-led network of around 70 active organisations working to improve mental health services in the area and to ensure that mental health and well-being needs are appropriately addressed. It meets monthly and holds an annual regional conference, and offers a central resource and way to share knowledge, expertise and best practice. […]

Solas Moyle

This is a charity in Ballycastle on the north-eastern coast of Northern Ireland. It offers one-to-one support, counselling and group-work with the aim of improving people’s mental health and physical and emotional well-being. The goal is to help people to tackle the root causes of their problems, as well as improving confidence and self-esteem. The […]