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 2018, 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.

Shropshire Peer Counselling & Advocacy Service

£85,600 | Improving Lives | West Midlands | Disability | 2018

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salaries of two part-time Advocacy Workers at a project providing independent advocacy and support for vulnerable disabled people in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

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

SIFA Fireside

£180,000 | Improving Lives | West Midlands | Homelessness | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of an organisation providing a range of support and advice for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Birmingham

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment
Accommodation Housing Support
Support Networks and Family

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 (Colchester) Ltd

£78,000 | Revenue | Eastern | Disadvantaged Communities | 2016

Towards three years’ continuation funding of an employability project supporting individuals into work or education across Essex

Signpost East Suffolk

£20,000 | County | Eastern | Disadvantaged Communities | 2016

Towards two years’ running costs of a project providing support to disadvantaged people in Suffolk

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

Sing For Your Life Ltd

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

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing participatory singing activities for older people with long term health conditions and disabilities in Kent

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

SkyWay Charity

£99,000 | Revenue | London | Children & Young People | 2016

Towards three years’ salary of the Senior Youth Work Manager at a project providing support to disadvantaged young people in deprived areas of inner London

Slough Homeless Our Concern

£90,000 | Revenue | South East | Homelessness | 2016

Towards three years’ running costs of the ‘A8 Outreach Service’, providing practical support, advice and training to homeless people in Berkshire

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

SNAAP

£18,600 | County | South East | Disability | 2016

Towards two years’ running costs of a project in Kent providing support and advice to children and young people with disabilities, and their families

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

Solent Youth Action

£9,000 | County | South East | Substance Misuse & Dependency | 2016

Towards two years’ running costs of an advice, information and guidance programme on the risks of engaging in drug use in a sexual context (Chemsex) for young people throughout Hampshire

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

£91,800 | Revenue | South West | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2016

Towards three years’ salary of a Complex Needs Worker at an organisation that delivers a support service for survivors of rape and sexual abuse across Bristol and the north of Somerset

Somerset Day Centre

£60,000 | Revenue | South East | Older People | 2016

Towards three years’ running costs of a day centre for older people in Brighton and Hove

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

Soundabout

£96,800 | Revenue | National | Disability | 2016

Towards three years’ salary of a Soundabout Community Programme Coordinator at a music education charity providing activities and support to people of all ages across the UK with severe and profound learning disabilities

Soundcafe Leicester

£18,500 | County | East Midlands | Homelessness | 2016

Towards two years’ running costs of a project promoting social inclusion amongst homeless and socially isolated people in Leicester

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 Cefncaeau (Ty Enfys) Family Centre

£65,000 | Revenue | Wales | Family Services | 2016

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the running costs of a family drop in and signposting service in Carmarthenshire

South Cheshire CLASP

£111,600 | Revenue | North West | Family Services | 2016

Towards three years’ salary and related costs of a Project Manager at a support service for lone parent families in Cheshire

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