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, 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.

Bede House Association

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

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the running costs of the ‘Starfish Project’, providing support to women experiencing domestic abuse in the London Borough of Southwark

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment

Befriend A Child

£75,300 | Revenue | Scotland | Young People | 2016

Towards three years’ salary of a Befriending Support Worker at a project supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable children in and around Aberdeen

Befriending Scheme

£60,000 | Revenue | Eastern | Disability | 2016

Towards three years’ continuation funding for the Operations Manager at a project providing befriending services for adults with learning disabilities in Suffolk

Behind Closed Doors

£113,800 | Revenue | Yorkshire and the Humber | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2017

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salary and associated costs of the Prevention and Recovery Service Worker at a project supporting women experiencing domestic abuse in Leeds

Bell View (Belford) Ltd

£9,500 | Small Grant Programme | North East | Older People | 2017

Towards one year’s running and development costs of the Bell View Rural Information and Support Hub in Northumberland

Bell View (Belford) Ltd

£8,958 | Small Grant Programme | North East | Disadvantaged Communities | 2016

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing support and information to isolated and vulnerable people in Northumberland

Bellenden Primary School

£2,000 | Holiday Grant | London | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a four-night trip to an activity centre in Kent, for a group of disadvantaged children from the London Borough of Lewisham

Bench Outreach

£110,000 | Improving Lives | London | Homelessness | 2018

Towards three years’ running costs of a project providing social housing and on-going tenancy support to people in the London Borough of Lewisham who have had extended periods in prison, supported accommodation and rough sleeping and who have never maintained a home

Priority areas
Accommodation Housing Support
Financial Inclusion Rights and Entitlements
Support Networks and Family

Bethnal Green Spear Trust

£90,000 | Revenue | London | Young People | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of the Centre Manager at a project providing support for young people in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets who are not in education or employment

Better Days

£3,320 | Small Grant Programme | North East | Disability | 2016

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing support to people with learning disabilities in Newcastle upon Tyne

Better Leeds Communities

£139,200 | Revenue | Yorkshire & the Humber | Mental Health & Wellbeing | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of the Debt Outreach Worker at a project in Leeds providing debt advice and support

Beverley School

£2,500 | Holiday Grant | Yorkshire & the Humber | Holiday Grants | 2018

Towards a two-night trip to an outdoor activity centre for a group of disabled children from Middlesborough

Beyond Youth CIC

£50,000 | Revenue | London | Young People | 2017

Towards two years’ salary of the Facilitator at the ‘Change 2 Change’ programme, providing group based therapy in the London Borough of Havering to young people leaving care

Big House

£74,300 | Revenue | London | Young People | 2016

Towards two years’ salary of the Associate Director at a project engaging and mentoring at-risk and NEET care leavers in London

Bike for Good

£178,500 | Improving Lives | Scotland | Young People | 2018

Towards three years’ salary of a Youth Engagement Officer and contribution towards the delivery costs of a project in Glasgow that uses cycling to engage disadvantaged young people in training and skills development activities

Priority areas
Employment and Training

Birchen Coppice Primary School Holiday Club

£715 | Holiday Grant | West Midlands | Holiday Grants | 2016

Towards a day trip to the seaside for a group of disadvantaged children from Kidderminster

Birchfield Community Primary School

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

Towards a two-night trip to Cornwall for a group of school children from a deprived area of Somerset

Bird Aid

£5,000 | County | South East | Disability | 2018

Towards one year’s running costs of a project providing volunteering opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism in Hailsham, East Sussex.

Birkby Infant and Nursery School

£880 | Holiday Grant | Yorkshire & the Humber | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a day trip to the seaside for a group of disadvantaged children from West Yorkshire

Birkenhead Youth Club

£1,600 | Holiday Grant | North West | Holiday Grants | 2018

Towards a two-night trip to an outdoor activity centre in North Wales for a group of disadvantaged children from Merseyside

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid

£81,000 | Revenue | West Midlands | Domestic & Sexual Abuse | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of a Support Worker at a project in Birmingham that provides support for older women who have been victims of domestic abuse

Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau

£135,000 | Revenue | West Midlands | Disadvantaged Communities | 2016

Towards three years’ continuation funding of a Senior Practitioner to support and train casework volunteers in the West Midlands

Birmingham Community Spirit

£2,000 | Holiday Grant | West Midlands | Holiday Grants | 2017

Towards a two night trip to a farm in Devon for a group of disabled children from Birmingham

Birmingham Disability Resource Centre

£90,000 | Revenue | West Midlands | Disability | 2016

Towards three years’ running costs of the ‘Safe and Sound’ project which provides support, advice and advocacy to disabled adults from Birmingham and Solihull

Birmingham LGBT

£113,200 | Improving Lives | West Midlands | LGBTQ | 2018

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salary of an IDVA at an LGBTQ domestic violence project in Birmingham

Priority areas
Help at a Critical Moment

Birmingham LGBT

£79,000 | Revenue | West Midlands | LGBTQ | 2016

Towards two years’ salary of a IDVA at a domestic violence project in Birmingham for the LGBTQ community

Birmingham Settlement

£97,700 | Revenue | West Midlands | Disadvantaged Communities | 2017

Towards three years’ salary of the Community Action Worker at a project providing support to disadvantaged people in Birmingham

Birth Companions

£75,000 | Revenue | London | Prisoners & Ex-Offenders | 2016

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the running costs of an organisation supporting pregnant women in HMP Holloway

Bishop Creighton House

£79,900 | Revenue | London | Older People | 2016

Towards three years’ continuation funding of the salary of the Homeline Volunteer Coordinator at a project providing support to older, isolated people in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Bivol Trust

£5,000 | County | South East | Disability | 2017

Towards one year’s running costs of the ‘Tuesday Art, Design and Dressmaking Group’ for young people with learning and/or physical disabilities in Portsmouth