Recently awarded grants

This page features grants made over the past three years through the following grant programmes; Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities, Revenue (now closed), County Grants, Christian Projects (grants awarded from 2019 onwards), Small Grants in the North-East (now closed) and Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged Children.

Under our Improving Lives programme we have six priority areas which include Positive Choices and Employment and Training for example. If you would like to search on any of the priority areas please type the name of the priority area into the keyword search.

360Giving  In addition to publishing details of our grants on our website, we have been working with 360Giving to make data about our grant-making freely accessible.  This spreadsheet contains details of all the grants we have awarded from 2012 until June 2019, formatted to the 360Giving data standard. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish. The data must be attributed to The Henry Smith Charity.

African Caribbean Community Initiative

£70,600 | Revenue | West Midlands | Mental Health & Wellbeing | 2016

Towards three years’ salary of an Activities Officer at a project providing mental health recovery and rehabilitation support in Wolverhampton

African French Speaking Community Support

£1,430 | Holiday Grant | West Midlands | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a day trip to an adventure activity centre for a group of disadvantaged children from Birmingham

African French Speaking Community Support (AFSCS)

£790 | Holiday Grant | West Midlands | Holiday Grants | 2018

Towards a day trip to a wildlife centre in Staffordshire for a group of disadvantaged children from the West Midlands

Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA)

£154,200 | Revenue | North West | Family Services | 2017

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing support and advice to families in Greater Manchester with a child in the Child Protection or Care Proceeding system

After Adoption

£91,600 | Revenue | North West | Family Services | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salary of the Adoption Support Social Worker and a contribution towards the running costs of the ‘TALK’ programme in Merseyside

Age Concern Farncombe

£10,000 | County | South East | Older People | 2016

Towards one year’s running costs of a project in Surrey that helps ensure isolated older people can access a day centre

Age Concern Hampshire

£20,000 | County | South East | Older People | 2017

Towards one year’s running costs of the ‘Enablement Service’ for older people in deprived and rurally isolated areas of Hampshire

Age Concern Luton

£75,700 | Revenue | Eastern | Older People | 2017

Towards three years’ running costs of a project in Bedfordshire providing services to older people to relieve loneliness, and to improve health and wellbeing

Age Concern Merstham, Redhill Reigate Voluntary Association for the Elderly

£20,000 | County | South East | Older People | 2018

Towards two years’ running costs of a day centre in Surrey providing activities, events and socialising for older people

Age Concern St Hilda’s

£5,000 | County | South West | Older People | 2018

Towards one year’s running costs of a lunch club for older people in a deprived area of Gloucestershire

Age Concern St Hilda’s

£5,000 | County | South West | Older People | 2016

Towards one year’s running costs of a lunch club for older people in Gloucester

Age Concern Syston and District

£5,000 | County | East Midlands | Older People | 2017

Towards one year’s salary of the Office Co-ordinator at a project providing information, advice and support to older people in a deprived area of Leicestershire

Age Cymru Ceredigion

£105,000 | Improving Lives | Wales | Older People | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of an organisation providing information, advice, support and activities for older people in West Wales

Priority areas
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements
Help at a Critical Moment
Support Networks and Family

Age UK Bedfordshire

£100,100 | Revenue | Eastern | Older People | 2017

Towards three years’ salary for a Manager of Information, Advice and Community Support Services and running costs of a project providing services to older people in Bedford

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen

£78,600 | Revenue | North West | Older People | 2017

Towards two years’ continuation funding of the running costs of an outreach advice service for older people in Blackburn with Darwen

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen

£125,400 | Improving Lives | North West | Older People | 2019

Towards three years’ continuation funding of a project providing an outreach advice service for older people in the Borough of Blackburn and Darwen

Priority areas
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements

Age UK Bury

£78,400 | Revenue | North West | Older People | 2016

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing an Information and Advice Service for older people and their carers in Lancashire

Age UK Doncaster

£83,700 | Improving Lives | Yorkshire & the Humber | Older People | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing information and advice to older people in South Yorkshire

Priority areas
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements

Age UK Gateshead

£87,000 | Revenue | North East | Older People | 2016

Towards three years’ salary of a Project Co-ordinator at a project providing befriending networks and activities for older people in Gateshead

Age UK Lindsey

£120,800 | Improving Lives | East Midlands | Older People | 2018

Towards three years’ salary of four part-time Information and Advice Officers at a project providing help and support for older people in Lincolnshire

Priority areas
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements
Help at a Critical Moment
Positive Choices

Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington

£74,100 | Revenue | North East | Older People | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the running costs of a project providing a befriending service for isolated older people in the Darlington

Age UK Scarborough & District

£77,800 | Revenue | Yorkshire & the Humber | Older People | 2016

Towards three years’ running costs of a telephone and home visiting befriending service for older people in Yorkshire

Age UK Sheffield

£90,600 | Revenue | Yorkshire & the Humber | Older People | 2017

Towards three years’ running costs of the ‘Information and Advice Service’ for older people in Sheffield

Age UK Sunderland

£95,000 | Revenue | North East | Older People | 2016

Towards two years’ running costs of the ‘Friends and Neighbours’ project for older people in care homes in Tyne & Wear

Age UK Teesside

£97,100 | Improving Lives | North East | Older People | 2019

Towards three years’ salary of an Advisor providing home-based benefits and welfare advice sessions for older people in Teesside

Priority areas
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements

Age UK Wandsworth

£120,000 | Improving Lives | London | Older People | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing an advice and support service for older people in the London Borough of Wandsworth

Priority areas
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements

Age UK West Cumbria

£88,300 | Revenue | North West | Older People | 2016

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing a range of support services around health and wellbeing for older people in Cumbria

AHOY Centre

£80,800 | Revenue | London | Children & Young People | 2017

Towards two years’ salary of two part-time posts providing additional support and mentoring to vulnerable young people at a sailing and water-based project in London

Alamein Community Association

£10,000 | County | South East | Children & Young People | 2018

Towards one year’s running costs of a charity providing help and support to people in a deprived area of Hampshire

Albert Kennedy Trust

£75,000 | Revenue | London | LGBTQ | 2016

Towards three years’ salary of the London Caseworker at a project providing support, advice and guidance to young LGBTQ people in London