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 September 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.

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 London Equality Centre

£120,000 | Improving Lives | London | Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities | 2020

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the running costs of an organisation that provides advice, support and information to BAME communities, refugees and asylum seekers in the London Borough of Ealing.

Priority areas
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements
Accommodation Housing Support

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

West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy Project

£97,300 | Revenue | Yorkshire & the Humber | Prisoners & Ex-Offenders | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salary of a Resettlement Worker to visit and support offenders in prison and on release to settle into the community in West Yorkshire

Westgate Youth Project

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

Towards two years’ running costs of the ‘Umbrella Club’ project providing a range of sessions designed to build skills and increase confidence for young people with hidden disabilities in Kent

Wheatsheaf Trust

£90,000 | Revenue | South East | Disadvantaged Communities | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of the Project Manager at an organisation providing information, guidance, training and mentoring to those seeking employment in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Where Next Association

£137,700 | Improving Lives | West Midlands | Disability | 2020

Towards three years’ running costs of an organisation delivering work placements, group activity sessions, advice/guidance sessions and wrapround support to adults with moderate and severe learning disabilities in Redditch

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

White Meadows Primary Academy

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | South East | Holiday Grants | 2020

Towards a two night trip to an Activity Centre in the New Forest for children from Littlehampton

Whitefield Community Primary School

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | North West | Holiday Grants | 2018

Towards a two-night trip to an activity centre in Shropshire for a group of school children from a deprived area of Manchester

Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project

£90,000 | Strengthening Communities | North West | Children & Young People | 2020

Towards three years’ running costs of an organisation providing support to disadvantaged young people in Whitehaven, Cumbria

Whoopsadaisy

£10,000 | County | South East | Disability | 2018

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing conductive education for disabled children in East Sussex

Whoopsadaisy

£5,000 | County | South East | Disability | 2020

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing Conductive Education sessions for children with a physical disability in East Sussex

Wider World

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

Towards one year’s running costs of an enhanced holiday intervention scheme for disadvantaged young children aged 8-12 years old from Bristol

Wigan & Leigh Young Carers

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

Towards a two-night trip to the Lake District for a group of young carers from Wigan

Wigtownshire Women’s Aid

£121,800 | Improving Lives | Scotland | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2020

Towards three years’ running costs for a project to support children and young people affected by domestic abuse in Wigtownshire

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment

Willington Primary School

£1,430 | Holiday Grant | North East | Holiday Grants | 2019

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

Willington Primary School

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | North East | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a two night trip to London for a group of disadvantaged children from County Durham

Winchester Go LD

£20,000 | County | South East | Disability | 2018

Towards two years’ running costs of a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities and their families in Hampshire

Winchester Project

£120,300 | Revenue | South East | Children & Young People | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of the Promise Worker at the ‘Promise Work’ project, providing support to vulnerable young people facing multiple and complex disadvantages in the London Borough of Camden