Entries by Gill Aconley

About Time

About Time is a volunteer-led organisation, based at a church venue in Plymouth.  It supports asylum seekers and refugees and runs an open drop-in twice a week.  The sessions provide a safe friendly meeting place and opportunities for people to learn and practice English.  About Time runs a time-bank which is open to the local […]

Oasis Community Project East Hastings

This Project is based in the Broomgrove Community Centre in Hastings, in an area known as the Ore Valley.  It supports people in need, particularly the elderly and disabled, and provides a support system to vulnerable residents.  The project organises and delivers activities and outings including craft sessions, walking groups, lunches, quiz nights and reminiscence […]

Alternatives to Violence Project, Cymru

This organisation is part of the national Alternatives to Violence Britain charity, and works across Wales.  It works to reduce violence in homes, communities and prisons by supporting people in disadvantaged situations to manage personal conflicts and build healthier relationships.  It runs workshops, both in the community and in prison settings, which aim to equip […]

Hull Lighthouse

Hull Lighthouse’s aims are to offer friendship, advice and the opportunity to change, to women working in prostitution, and other vulnerable women, with an ultimate goal of seeing them leave this lifestyle and healed of their spiritual, emotional and physical hurts. The charity supports around 100 vulnerable women each year. It is the only holistic […]

Justice First

Justice First is a registered charity which helps people in the Tees Valley who are seeking asylum.  It helps those whose appeals have been rejected to re-engage with the legal system, and offers advice, information, casework support, and a friendly and welcoming environment. Around 500-600 people are assisted each year. The charity has been offered […]

Women’s Breakout

Women’s Breakout is a national umbrella organisation which represents projects working with women who have offended and those at risk of offending.  It aims to understand the needs and aspirations of the member organisations and develop tools and deliver support to reflect their priorities; and also to act as a strong voice and advocate on […]


This organisation works across Scotland to support a network of 340 therapeutic gardening projects and practitioners.  It helps projects as they become established, and with their development.  The charity offers site visits, advice and information, and runs a variety of network meetings where members can share good practice and new ideas. In June 2016, Trellis […]

Unity Group Wales

This organisation is based in Swansea, and works with the LGBT community across Wales.  It provides advice and support, raises awareness, and provides assistance around hate crime. Over the past few years, Unity Group had been seeing increasing numbers of LGBT asylum seekers coming to the centre in Swansea for support.  In response, it set […]

Breathing Spaces

This is a not-for-profit organisation in Worthing, Sussex. It works with different groups and projects and uses gardening therapy to bring about positive benefits for participants. It has specialised in working with older people, and people with dementia, and runs regular gardening clubs for different groups in and around Worthing. In June 2016, the Foundation […]

Seniors Men and Women Forum

This group is based in Nelson in the North West, and aims to provide support and activities for older people.  It also acts as a platform for people to express their views and concerns, and aims to influence providers of services accordingly. The Forum received £500 from the Foundation in June 2016.  The grant will […]