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Action on Elder Abuse

This national charity focuses exclusively on issues relating to the abuse of older people and provides support to more than 15,000 elderly victims a year. In its February 2015 meeting of Trustees, the Foundation awarded a grant of £7,902 towards the salary of a helpline operator. The helpline offers compassion, emotional support, a friendly ear […]

Transfigurations

Allen Lane awarded £1,000 towards general costs of this group in South Devon. Transfigurations supports transgender or gender variant people before, during, or after transition. It offers a helpline, regular meetings, peer support, and practical as well as emotional support to help people come to terms with their problems, accept who they are, and grow […]

Mind Llanelli

This Mind group is affiliated to the National Mind, and offers two distinct services: a Befriending Service, and a Welcome Centre. Both benefit people with mental health difficulties and promote their recovery. More than 200 people are assisted with one-to-one and group support each year. A £4,000 contribution was made in February 2015 towards the […]

Bright

Bright aims to support the most marginalised, powerless people to express themselves and achieve a decent quality of life. Its main project currently is Star Wards. Star Wards works collaboratively with UK mental health wards to improve the experience of staff and visitors, as well as inpatients’ daily experiences and treatment outcomes. The Foundation made […]

Prison Fellowship Northern Ireland

Affiliated to Prison Fellowship International, this charity works in and around the three prisons in Northern Ireland. It challenges people’s behaviour to prevent re-offending, runs preventative programmes and the Sycamore Tree restorative justice programme, and works with families of those incarcerated. The Allen Lane Foundation awarded £10,000 funding, split equally over two years in February […]

Marmalade

Marmalade is a small group based in the West Midlands, which provides support and information to partners, family and friends of people within the transgender community. It aims to alleviate some of the emotional impact and consequent stress for both the individual and those closest to them. The group meets monthly and provides a safe […]

East Notts Traveller Association

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 […]

Kushti Bok Charity

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

Migrant Voice

Migrant Voice is a migrant-led charity that works to strengthen the voice, participation and representation of migrants in the media to promote an inclusive debate and society. The Foundation made a £10,000 grant in October 2014 towards the costs of a media lab project in Glasgow. This project aims to train and support a core […]

Friendship Club

In October 2014, the Foundation contributed £4,000 towards the part-time coordinator at the Friendship Club. The Club organises daily activities for older people at St Albans Community Centre in Smethwick. These activities include bingo sessions, painting, quizzes and gentle exercise, and aim to provide entertainment, enjoyment and fun for people who are otherwise isolated and […]