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 December 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.

Sight Advice South Lakes

£99,100 | Improving Lives | North West | Disability | 2018

Towards three years’ salaries of a Sight Support Coordinator and Community Development Coordinator at a project in Cumbria that helps people with sight loss stay connected with friends, family and society

Priority areas
Support Networks and Family
Help at a Critical Moment

Signpost Stockport for Carers

£120,400 | Improving Lives | North West | Carers | 2018

Towards three years’ salary of one part-time and one full-time Money Wise Officer at a project providing advice and support with benefits and personal finances for carers in low income households, in Stockport, Greater Manchester

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

Skylight Circus Arts

£76,500 | Strengthening Communities | North West | Disadvantaged Communities | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of a project that provides disadvantaged communities in Rochdale with opportunities to take part in circus activities

Smile for Life Children’s Charity

£2,400 | Holiday Grant | North East | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a two night trip to an activity centre for a group of children from Newcastle upon Tyne

Snowdrop Project

£180,000 | Improving Lives | Yorkshire & the Humber | Sex Work, Trafficking & Modern Slavery | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing support to survivors of human trafficking in Sheffield and South Yorkshire

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements
Accommodation Housing Support

Social Training Activities and Recreational Sports

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

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing education, learning and employment opportunities for vulnerable young people and young people with learning disabilities in Leicester

Solace Surviving Exile and Persecution

£83,400 | Revenue | Yorkshire & the Humber | Refugees & Asylum Seekers | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salary of the Director at a project working in Leeds and Bradford that provides psychotherapy to refugees and asylum seekers suffering mental illness and trauma

Somali Advice Link

£60,000 | Revenue | North West | Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities | 2017

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing information and advice via a drop-in and outreach service to disadvantaged people from the Somali community in Manchester

Somali Community Parents Association

£10,000 | County | East Midlands | Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities | 2017

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing English language support, drop in advice sessions and after school classes for the Somali community in Leicester

Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)

£165,000 | Improving Lives | South West | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2019

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salary of a Specialist Support Worker and a Counsellor at a project providing support to women with complex needs who have experienced sexual violence or abuse in South West England

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment
Support Networks and Family

Somerville Primary School

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | West Midlands | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a two night trip to an activity centre for a group of children from Birmingham

Something in Kent

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

Towards one year’s salaries for a project providing support to develop digital skills for people who are isolated and older, unemployed, disabled, or suffering from mental health conditions across Kent

SOS Rape Crisis

£102,200 | Revenue | Eastern | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of a Practitioner at a project in Essex providing support for people who have been sexually abused

Soundwell Music Therapy Trust

£90,000 | Revenue | South West | Mental Health & Wellbeing | 2017

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing music therapy services to adults with mental health issues in Somerset and Wiltshire

Source Young Peoples Charity

£18,000 | County | South East | Children & Young People | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of cognitive behaviour therapy based anger management sessions for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Hampshire

South Bristol Advice Services

£124,700 | Revenue | South West | Mental Health & Wellbeing | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the ‘Additional Support Needs Mental Health Project’ in Bristol for vulnerable people experiencing mental illness

South Cheshire CLASP

£119,100 | Improving Lives | North West | Family Services | 2019

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the Chief Executive at an organisation that supports lone parent families, living in the area of Crewe, Cheshire

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment
Support Networks and Family

South Essex Community Hub

£2,000 | Holiday Grant | Eastern | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a four-night trip to Camber Sands for 42 children from Southend-on-Sea

South Leicestershire Mobile Toy Library

£10,000 | County | East Midlands | Disadvantaged Communities | 2018

Towards two years’ running costs of a mobile toy library for disadvantaged families in Leicestershire

South Riverside Community Development Centre

£177,000 | Improving Lives | Wales | Disadvantaged Communities | 2018

Towards three years’ salary of a Project Worker plus a contribution towards project costs of an anti-poverty project for unemployed women in deprived areas of Cardiff

Priority areas
Employment and Training
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements
Support Networks and Family

South Sudanese East Bank Community Association

£1,650 | Holiday Grant | West Midlands | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a three-night trip to Devon or Cornwall for a group of refugee children from the West Midlands

South Tyneside Citizens Advice Bureau

£180,000 | Improving Lives | North East | Disadvantaged Communities | 2018

Towards three years’ salaries of the Representing Appeals Officer and Social Welfare Caseworker at a project providing financial inclusion support to disadvantaged people living in South Tyneside

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

South View Junior School

£2,490 | Holiday Grant | South East | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a two-night trip to Aldershot for children from Basingstoke

South West Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice Bureau

£132,300 | Improving Lives | Scotland | Disadvantaged Communities | 2019

Towards three years’ salary of 1.4 Outreach Officers at a project providing information and advice to disadvantaged people in isolated rural locations in Aberdeenshire

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

South West Community Chaplaincy Ltd

£69,000 | Revenue | South West | Prisoners & Ex-Offenders | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salary of the Co-ordinating Community Chaplain at a project providing mentoring and support for offenders and ex-offenders in Devon, Cornwall, West Somerset and at HMP Eastwood Park

Southampton (Hardmore) Opportunity Group

£4,000 | County | South East | Disability | 2017

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing play sessions for young children with special needs in Hampshire

Southampton Advice and Representation Centre Ltd

£119,600 | Revenue | South East | Disadvantaged Communities | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salary of the Welfare Benefits Adviser at a project providing specialist advice and representation to disadvantaged communities in Hampshire

Southampton Family Trust

£8,000 | County | South East | Family Services | 2017

Towards one year’s running costs of a project in Hampshire working with families where a child is at risk of harm

Southampton Family Trust

£20,000 | County | South East | Family Services | 2018

Towards two years’ running costs of a project in Hampshire working with families where a child is at risk of harm

Southern Domestic Abuse Service

£180,000 | Improving Lives | South East | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2018

Towards three years’ funding of the salaries of the Senior IDVA and a part-time IDVA at a project providing support to victims of domestic abuse in Hampshire

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment