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.

Volunteer Glasgow

£166,200 | Improving Lives | Scotland | Children & Young People | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of a young persons befriending service providing 1-1 support for vulnerable young people in Glasgow, Scotland

Priority areas
Support Networks and Family

Walney Community Trust

£78,000 | Revenue | North West | Children & Young People | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of the Community Centre Manager/Development Worker at a project providing support to young people in a deprived area of Cumbria

Walsall Bereavement Support Services

£90,000 | Revenue | South East | Children & Young People | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of a project providing children and young people’s bereavement support in the West Midlands

Walsall Foster Carers Association Ltd

£1,500 | Holiday Grant | West Midlands | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a day trip to a safari park for a group of children in care from the West Midlands

Waltham Forest Churches Night Shelter Ltd (WFCNS)

£120,000 | Improving Lives | London | Homelessness | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of a hostel for homeless single men and women in the London Borough of Waltham Forest

Priority areas
Accommodation Housing Support

Walworth Special School

£2,380 | Holiday Grant | North East | Holiday Grants | 2018

Towards a two-night trip to a farm centre in the Lake District for a group of children with special needs from County Durham

Ward Jackson Church of England VA Primary School

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | North East | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a four-night trip to Hexham for children from Hartlepool

Warden’s Charitable Trust

£10,000 | County | Eastern | Disability | 2019

Towards one year’s salary of the House Manager at a project providing support to disadvantaged people and people with disabilities, in Suffolk

Warm Hut UK

£120,000 | Strengthening Communities | North West | Refugees & Asylum Seekers | 2018

Towards three years’ salary of the Project Manager at a project in Salford providing information and advice services for African asylum seekers and refugees

Warren School

£1,850 | Holiday Grant | Eastern | Holiday Grants | 2018

Towards a two-night trip to a woodlands adventure centre in Norfolk for a group of disabled children from Suffolk

Washwood Heath Academy

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | West Midlands | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a day trip to an outdoor adventure centre for a group of disadvantaged children from the West Midlands

Watercliffe Primary School

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | Yorkshire & the Humber | Holiday Grants | 2020

Towards the cost of a 5 day trip to Castleton for children from Sheffield

Waterloo Community Counselling

£105,000 | Improving Lives | London | Refugees & Asylum Seekers | 2019

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the running costs of a project providing a mother-tongue counselling service for refugees and asylum seekers in South London

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment
Support Networks and Family

Waterlooville Area Community Association (CIO)

£12,000 | County | South East | Disadvantaged Communities | 2019

Towards three years’ salary costs of a Chef at a community centre in Waterlooville, Hampshire

WAVES Additional Needs Support Group

£2,180 | Holiday Grant | North East | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a two-night trip to the Scottish Borders for children from Jarrow, Tyne & Wear

WAVES Seaford Ltd

£2,500 | County | South East | Family Services | 2018

Towards one year’s salary of a Community Outreach Family Worker at a drop-in centre in East Sussex that provides support to disadvantaged families

We are Beams

£157,100 | Improving Lives | South East | Disability | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing parenting programmes and education advice for children with disabilities, autism or ADHD and their families across Kent

Priority areas
Support Networks and Family

Wealden Festival Foundation

£2,000 | County | South East | Children & Young People | 2019

Towards one year’s running costs of literacy outreach workshops in schools in disadvantaged areas of Kent

Wecock Community Association

£92,700 | Strengthening Communities | South East | Disadvantaged Communities | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing activities and support for disadvantaged families in a deprived area of Hampshire

Welholme Works

£90,000 | Strengthening Communities | East Midlands | Disadvantaged Communities | 2019

Towards three years’ running costs of an organisation providing a range of activities, including a breakfast club and sporting activities, for disadvantaged communities in North East Lincolnshire

Well Grounded CIC

£150,000 | Improving Lives | London | Disadvantaged Communities | 2019

Towards three years’ staffing costs of a project providing barista training programmes for vulnerable individuals in the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlet and Camden

Priority areas
Employment and Training

Wenlo Riding for the Disabled Charity

£2,466 | County | East Midlands | Disability | 2018

Towards the cost of purchasing a hoist to enable physically disabled people to participate in horse riding activities in Leicestershire

Wessex Heritage Trust

£10,000 | County | South East | Older People | 2019

Towards two years’ running costs of the Memory Box project, collating items drawn from social history collections to aid the recollection of those affected by Dementia in Hampshire

West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support

£135,000 | Improving Lives | North West | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2018

Towards three years’ salaries of the Project Manager and Office Manager at a project in Cumbria providing counselling and support services for both victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment

West Green Primary School

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | London | Holiday Grants | 2019

Towards a four-night trip to the Brecon Beacons for children from the London Borough of Haringey

West Howe Community Enterprises

£91,000 | Strengthening Communities | South West | Disadvantaged Communities | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing a wellbeing cafe and a range of activities and learning opportunities for residents in a disadvantaged area of Dorset

West Kent Mediation

£12,000 | County | South East | Family Services | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of a free mediation service for people in Kent

West Lancashire Crisis and Information Centre

£81,200 | Revenue | North West | Homelessness | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of a Move On Engagement and Support Worker at an organisation providing residential support to vulnerable homeless young people in Lancashire

West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL)

£100,200 | Improving Lives | South West | Disability | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of the ‘Working Together’ project providing employment support and training opportunities for disabled people in Bristol and the west of England

Priority areas
Employment and Training

West Sussex Mediation Service

£20,000 | County | South East | Disadvantaged Communities | 2020

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing a mediation service for disadvantaged families in West Sussex