Recently awarded grants

This page features grants made over the past three years through the following grant programmes; Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities, Strategic Grants – Housing First Programme (now closed), 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 2020, 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.

Kongolese Centre for Information & Advice

£1,670 | Holiday Grant | London | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a canal boat trip for refugee children from the London Borough of Westminster

KTS Academy

£1,250 | Holiday Grant | Yorkshire & the Humber | Holiday Grants | 2018

Towards a three-night trip to the Lake District for a group of disabled children from Saltburn

Kurdish and Middle Eastern Womens Organisation Ltd

£100,000 | Improving Lives | London | Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities | 2018

Towards three years’ salaries of the Director and Organisation Development Manager at a project providing advice, support and opportunities for vulnerable Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North African women in the London Borough of Islington

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment
Employment and Training
Support Networks and Family

Laburnum Boat Club

£79,700 | Revenue | London | Disability | 2017

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing paddlesport activities for disabled young people from the London Borough of Hackney

Lakeside Community Primary School

£900 | Holiday Grant | East Midlands | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a day trip to the seaside for a group of disadvantaged children from Derby

Lambeth and Southwark Mind

£60,000 | Improving Lives | London | Mental Health & Wellbeing | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing support groups for adults with mental health issues in the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment
Support Networks and Family

Lancashire Community Finance

£128,400 | Improving Lives | North West | Disadvantaged Communities | 2020

Towards three years’ running costs of the ‘Money Matters’ project providing money advice, advocacy and financial skills support for vulnerable individuals in Preston and Skelmersdale, West Lancashire

Priority areas
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements

Lancashire Mind

£83,400 | Revenue | North West | Mental Health & Wellbeing | 2017

Towards two years’ running costs of the Wellbeing Coach at a support project in Preston for people experiencing, or at risk of developing, mental health conditions

Lancashire Women’s Centres

£135,000 | Revenue | North West | Mental Health & Wellbeing | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the running costs of a women’s centre in Blackpool

LandWorks

£150,000 | Improving Lives | South West | Prisoners & Ex-Offenders | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing support and training for prisoners on day release in Devon

Priority areas
Positive Choices
Employment and Training

Lane End Primary School

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | Yorkshire & the Humber | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a two-night trip to Moor Allerton, West Yorkshire, for children from Leeds

Larne YMCA

£2,460 | Holiday Grant | Northern Ireland | Holiday Grants | 2018

Towards a two-night trip to an adventure centre for a group of disabled children from County Antrim

Larne YMCA

£2,150 | Holiday Grant | Northern Ireland | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a one night trip to an adventure centre for a group of children from County Antrim

Latin American Women’s Aid Refuge

£178,200 | Improving Lives | London | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2018

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salaries of a Refuge Manager and Refuge Empowerment Worker at a project providing support to Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese women and children who have experienced domestic abuse in London

Priority areas
Accommodation Housing Support
Help at a Critical Moment
Employment and Training

Launchpad Reading

£90,000 | Revenue | South East | Homelessness | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the running costs of the ‘Volunteering Project’, providing support to homeless people and those at risk of homelessness in a deprived area of Berkshire

Lawrence Weston Community Farm

£74,000 | Improving Lives | South West | Disadvantaged Communities | 2019

Towards three years’ continuation funding of a community farm providing support to disadvantaged people in Bristol

Priority areas
Support Networks and Family
Employment and Training
Help at a Critical Moment

Learn English at Home

£160,000 | Improving Lives | London | Refugees & Asylum Seekers | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing support to isolated migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the London Boroughs of Hounslow, Kingston and Richmond

Priority areas
Employment and Training
Support Networks and Family

Learning for the Fourth Age (L4A)

£20,000 | County | East Midlands | Older People | 2020

Towards two years’ running costs of a charity providing informal learning opportunities for older people in residential and nursing homes in Leicestershire

Learning Links (Southern)

£119,100 | Improving Lives | South East | Family Services | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing early intervention, non-violent resistance therapy, for disadvantaged families in Portsmouth

Priority areas
Support Networks and Family
Help at a Critical Moment
Positive Choices

Learning Partnerships

£122,800 | Improving Lives | Yorkshire & the Humber | Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities | 2019

Towards three years’ salary of a STEP key worker at a project providing coaching and support to long-term unemployed people from the BAME community in Leeds

Priority areas
Employment and Training

Leatherhead Trinity School

£2,000 | Holiday Grant | South East | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a four-night trip to North Devon for children from Leatherhead

Ledley Hall Boys and Girls Club

£1,460 | Holiday Grant | Northern Ireland | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a two night museum and activity trip to Ulster for a group of disadvantaged children from Belfast

Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services

£38,400 | Revenue | Eastern | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2017

Towards three years’ running costs of an advice and support telephone helpline in Norfolk for people who have experienced domestic abuse

Leicester Art Zone

£10,000 | County | East Midlands | Refugees & Asylum Seekers | 2018

Towards one year’s running costs of an art project working with asylum seekers and refugees in Leicester

Leicester LGBT Centre

£10,000 | County | East Midlands | LGBTQ | 2017

Towards two years’ running costs of a project providing practical and emotional support to LGBTQ people in Leicester

Leicester South Foodbank

£9,990 | County | East Midlands | Disadvantaged Communities | 2018

Towards one year’s salary of the Operations Manager at a foodbank in Leicester

Leicester Wheels for All

£10,000 | County | East Midlands | Disability | 2020

Towards one year’s running costs of a charity providing subsidised cycling classes on specialist bicycles for disabled and adults in Leicester

Leicestershire and Rutland Remap

£3,000 | County | East Midlands | Disability | 2017

Towards three years’ running costs of a charity in Leicestershire that provides specialist equipment to disabled people

Leicestershire Cares

£135,800 | Revenue | East Midlands | Children & Young People | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of salaries relating to a project that provides employability support to vulnerable young people in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre

£1,000 | County | East Midlands | Disability | 2017

Towards the costs of purchasing a physiotherapy couch for a project supporting people with multiple sclerosis in Leicestershire