Croydon Charities receive Grass Roots Trust Funding
Croydon Commitment hosted the 2016 Grass Roots Trusts Awards on Wednesday 6 July at Mayor’s Parlour, Town Hall, Croydon. Dan Iulian-Drutac, an award winning violist from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama opened the evening and The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Wayne Trakas – Lawlor gave out the awards.
Set up in 2008 by Croydon Commitment and its partners, the Grassroots Trust Fund is awarded to small Croydon charities to kick-start inspiring projects. This year, the funding theme was ‘projects that make life better for people in Croydon’ .
Katharine Glass, Chair of Croydon Commitment board said ‘Croydon is transforming & we want to help meet the changing needs of the borough with these awards. Our six award winners tackle issues that affect both young and old members of our community and we are delighted to support their initiatives’.
Phase 1 Enterprise Training CIC - Awarded: £1,240
This project will benefit single mothers by alleviating isolation and loneliness in young mothers and improving poor mental health. The project would also sign post clients to other agencies and provide an online ‘buddy mentoring‘ service.
Hope Through Music - Awarded: £1,500
Offers disadvantaged young people music workshops and opportunities in dance, drama, music, theatre. Target groups are neet, young ex-offenders, those at risk of exclusion.
Upper Norwood Association in Community Care - Awarded: £2,500
Offering new activities to older people to improve health, mind, and bodies – weekly yoga, mindfulness classes, weekly sing- a -long, film sessions.
Croydon Community Against Trafficking - Awarded: £2,768
The project delivers education sessions around trafficking, grooming and modern day slavery, to schools in Croydon.
Rising Starts Support - Awarded: £1,390
This project provides sessions in martial arts/mentoring/career support plus 1:2:1 sessions to young people at risk.
Cassandra Learning Centre - Awarded: £2,400
CLC Offers therapeutic support to young people experiencing domestic violence in their relationships.