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.

Working Rite

£140,000 | Improving Lives | Scotland | Children & Young People | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing employability support and life skills workshops for disadvantaged young people across Scotland

Priority areas
Employment and Training
Help at a Critical Moment
Positive Choices

Working with Men

£163,800 | Improving Lives | London | Children & Young People | 2018

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salary of a Project Worker at a project in the London Borough of Westminster that provides support to primary age boys who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream education

Priority areas
Positive Choices
Support Networks and Family

Worldwide Evangelical Mission for Revival

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | London | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a four night trip to a sailing centre for a group of disadvantaged children from the London Borough of Newham

Writing East Midlands

£10,000 | County | East Midlands | Refugees & Asylum Seekers | 2017

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing creative writing workshops for refugees and asylum seekers in Leicester.

Wycombe Women’s Aid Limited

£86,200 | Revenue | South East | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2017

Towards three years’ salary costs of a Counsellor at a project in Buckinghamshire that provides counselling to women who are experiencing violence in their home or who are recovering from the effects of violence

Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau

£76,000 | Revenue | West Midlands | Disadvantaged Communities | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of a Welfare Benefits Caseworker to support vulnerable people in Worcestershire

XTND – Improving Futures

£54,600 | Revenue | South West | Family Services | 2017

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing parenting and family support and training in Weston super Mare

Xtrax (Hastings and Rother)

£5,000 | County | South East | Children & Young People | 2019

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing a range of support, including advice and skills training, for vulnerable young people in East Sussex

Y2 Education

£1,800 | Holiday Grant | London | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a two night trip to a farm for a group of disadvantaged Somali children from the London Borough of Ealing

Y2 Education

£2,480 | Holiday Grant | London | Holiday Grants | 2018

Towards a two-night trip to an outdoor education centre for a group of disadvantaged children from the London Borough of Ealing

Yada

£19,400 | County | South East | Sex Work, Trafficking & Modern Slavery | 2019

Towards two years’ running costs of the ‘Esther project’ in West Sussex, providing support to women in the sex industry

Yismach Moshe Community Group

£1,700 | Holiday Grant | London | Holiday Grants | 2018

Towards a three-night trip to Manchester for a group of disadvantaged children from the London Borough of Hackney

Ykids

£69,000 | Christian Projects | North West | Christian Projects | 2019

Towards three years’ salary costs of a Christian Youth and Children’s Work Manager and the internship and training programme for young people seeking to be trained in a career in Christian youth/children’s ministry, at the project in Bootle

YMCA Sutton Coldfield

£123,700 | Improving Lives | West Midlands | Children & Young People | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of the ‘Triple A’ project providing activities designed to develop social and emotional resilience skills for vulnerable young people, aged 9-16 years, in the West Midlands

Priority areas
Positive Choices

Ynys Mon and Gwynedd Mind

£68,300 | Revenue | Wales | Mental Health & Wellbeing | 2017

Towards three years’ salaries of Recovery Workers at a project providing support for people experiencing mental health issues in Caernarfon

York Travellers Trust

£90,000 | Revenue | Yorkshire & the Humber | Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of a project providing advocacy, advice and educational programmes to Gypsy and Traveller communities in the north of Yorkshire

You Make It

£180,000 | Improving Lives | London | Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities | 2019

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the running costs of a project providing mentoring, workshops and skills training to young unemployed Black, Minority Ethnic women in the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets

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

Young Leicestershire Ltd

£11,800 | County | East Midlands | Carers | 2019

Towards two years’ running costs of a project providing support to young carers in Leicestershire

Young Leicestershire Ltd

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

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing support to young carers in Leicestershire

Young People Taking Action

£9,110 | County | Eastern | Children & Young People | 2018

Towards one year’s salary of two Youth Workers for the Detached Youth Project working in rurally isolated areas of East Suffolk

Young Peoples Futures

£131,000 | Strengthening Communities | Scotland | Children & Young People | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of an organisation providing a weekly drop-in programme, providing a range of workshops and activities, for disadvantaged young people in the North West of Glasgow

Young Roots

£168,000 | Improving Lives | London | Refugees & Asylum Seekers | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of one-to-one Casework Services to provide support and advocacy to young refugees and asylum seekers in the London Boroughs of Croydon and Brent

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

YourSanctuary

£10,000 | County | South East | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2017

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing support and services to women affected by domestic violence in Surrey

YourSanctuary

£20,000 | County | South East | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2019

Towards two years’ running costs of a project in Surrey providing support services for women who have been affected by domestic violence

Youth Dream (Selsey) Ltd

£20,000 | County | South East | Mental Health & Wellbeing | 2017

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing mental health and wellbeing services to young people and their families in West Sussex

Youth Options

£173,600 | Improving Lives | South East | Children & Young People | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of a project in Hampshire providing support to young people in care to help strengthen their support networks and develop independent living skills

Priority areas
Support Networks and Family
Accommodation Housing Support
Positive Choices

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

£1,960 | Holiday Grant | Wales | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a four-night trip to West Wales for children from Cardiff

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K)

£150,000 | Improving Lives | London | Disadvantaged Communities | 2018

Towards three years’ salary of a Senior Casework Manager at a project providing information and advice to low income and vulnerable individuals in London

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

Zest – Health for Life

£140,700 | Revenue | Yorkshire & the Humber | Mental Health & Wellbeing | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of a Men’s Community Development Worker at a project that supports young and older men from Leeds to improve life skills, confidence, mental health and reduce isolation