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ANNUAL REVIEW

2011


Trustees’ Report

Contents Review of Charitable Giving 2011 Combined Summary Financial Information Disability Encouragement of Young People Social Inclusion

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Elderly Visual Impairment Other Support Proactive Grants Programme

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Review of Charitable Giving 2011 We made grants of £5.0m (net of £0.3m which were cancelled or returned) in 2011, compared to £5.7m in 2010. Grants 2007 – 2011 £000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

6,490 4,951 4,116 5,703 5,281

Grants are paid from the Foundation and three subsidiary trusts. The trusts have narrower objects relating to relief in need, education and visual impairment. The Trustees allocate eligible appeals to the trusts but, should their resources be exhausted, will award grants from the funds of the Foundation for suitable projects. Financial report Reflecting market movements, the investments of the Foundation and Trusts declined in value by 6% to £109m in 2011. However, this is still considerably higher than the low point in 2008. Of the income available for grant-making in 2011, a significant proportion (£3.1m) was from the Foundation’s own investment portfolio, with £2.1m received as a donation from The Clothworkers’ Company. A further £0.3m was received as an endowment. Grant commitments totalled £5.3m in 2011, a decline of 11% on the previous year. However, the 2010 total included substantial additional commitments which arose from excess general reserves brought forward from 2009. Grant-making activity We awarded 269 grants in 2011, down from 313 the previous year. Of these, 112 were awarded under our Small Grants Programme where capital grants of up to £10,000 are made to charities with an income of less than £250,000. Most of our funding continues to be from our Main Grants Programme where we made commitments of £3.5m for capital projects.

We believe that, although perhaps partially attributable to the current economic environment, the drop in applications in 2011 is more likely to be the result of increased clarity on our website and application guidelines; gratifyingly, the approval rate has continued to rise (from 42% to 50% in 2011). As in previous years, most of our funding went on smaller grants, with 78% for £20,000 or less, and 58% for £10,000 or less. This proportion would have been higher still had it not been for major grants to the British Museum for £750,000, to a collaborative project between the Universities of Leeds and Manchester for £208,000, and to Prior’s Court Foundation for £200,000. A list of grants over £10,000 awarded in 2011, together with case studies on a selection of the charities we funded, can be found later in this report.

Grants by category – amount awarded (%) Autism 4 Conservation Disability Elderly 4 Encouragement of Young People 14 Mathematics 1 Other 1 Social Inclusion 17 Textiles 13 Visual Impairment 4

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Trustees’ Report

Grant programmes Following a five-yearly review of our grant-making strategy, we established some new categories within the Main Grants Programme and Small Grants Programme which, with the exception of Textiles, are open to applications. Details of these catagories are set out below. Our remit is UK-wide and we only fund capital projects; we look for any grant which we consider meaningful in the context of the project. Our other programmes are not open to applications. Our experience over the past five years on the Proactive Grants Programmes has resulted in the Trustees agreeing to continue this activity. A description of the current programmes may be found on page 5 of this Review. Work is underway to identify potential areas for the two new programmes. We continue to provide annual funding for a small number of selected charities via our Regular Grants Programme, where the majority of awards are to charities which make small grants to disadvantaged individuals. This programme represented £401,000 of our giving in 2011. 2011 was the seventh year of our Livery Fund, a sub fund of the Foundation to which members of The Clothworkers’ Company make regular donations. The donations are matched by the Company, with a small number of charities selected by the members receiving a grant from the funds raised.

Leveraging other funding As a matter of policy, we are keen to use our grant-making to leverage funds from other sources. This can be by committing a grant at the early stage of a project, creating a momentum for the fund-raising, or by working alongside other likeminded funders. In the last two years, we have been able to direct over £300,000 of HEFCE funding (under a Government scheme which matched voluntary donations to higher education institutions) to projects which we have supported at universities and colleges. Changes for 2012 The Trustees regularly review our policies to ensure they reflect the external environment and our priorities. The difficult operating climate in which most charities are working has led us to tighten our grant disbursement policies without delaying the start of projects we are funding. In 2012, we decided to close our Textiles programme to applications, and made the difficult decision to cease funding hospices, primarily because the scale of their capital projects makes it difficult for any support from the Foundation to be meaningful.

Grant making categories ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Alcohol and substance misuse Disability Disadvantaged young people Domestic and sexual violence Elderly Homelessness Integration of disadvantaged minority communities

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Prisoners and ex-offenders Visual impairment

Detailed information on our grant-making policies and guidelines, eligibility criteria and a list of recent grants can be found on our website www.foundation.clothworkers.co.uk

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Combined Financial Summary

Combined Summary Financial Information Year Ended 31 December 2011 2011 £000

2010 £000

2,257 3,364 5,621

2,428 3,066 5,494

210

162

4,999 437 20 5,666

5,702 502 26 6,392

(45) (6,679)

(898) 11,856

(6,724) 117,125

10,958 106,167

Fund balances carried forward at 31 December

110,401

117,125

FIXED ASSETS Investments at market value

109,313

115,954

4,244 (2,565) 1,679

4,193 (2,026) 2,167

(591) 110,401

(996) 117,125

RESTRICTED FUNDS Permanent endowment Expendable endowment Members’ endowment

57,471 3,557 20

61,114 3,562 13

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS Designated General

48,064 1,289

51,112 1,324

110,401

117,125

INCOMING RESOURCES

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Donations and gifts Investment and rental income Total incoming resources

RESOURCES EXPENDED Costs of generating funds Charitable expenditure: Grants Support costs Governance costs Total resources expended Net incoming resources Gains on investment assets Net movement in funds Fund balances brought forward at 1 January

Current assets Creditors - due within one year NET CURRENT ASSETS Creditors - due after one year NET ASSETS

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These figures combine the incoming and outgoing resources and assets and liabilities of The Clothworkers’ Foundation, the Clothworkers’ Charity for Education, the Clothworkers’ Charity for Relief in Need, and the Clothworkers’ Charity for Welfare of the Blind, and have been extracted from audited accounts of the charities. The full reports and accounts of the charities can be obtained from the Charity Commission website or The Clothworkers’ Foundation, Clothworkers’ Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7AH.


Disability

Disability Hollybank Trust Hollybank provides education, intensive medical care, therapy and living support to around 100 children and young adults with complex disabilities. Children aged 5-19 attend the special school which has a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary curriculum with supported residential accommodation; young adults at Hollybank progress through transitional residential accommodation on the main Hollybank site to supported housing in the local community. The flexible-day, residential and respite care offered is tailored to meet individual needs, and the ultimate aim is to achieve the highest level of independence possible. Round-the-clock holistic, personalised and specialist support is provided by trained staff including speech and language, occupational and physiotherapists, and qualified nurses. A 2009 OFSTED inspection rated both the special school and the residential care facility as ‘outstanding’. Although a range of living accommodation to suit different needs is offered, a review of some existing residential facilities identified the need for the development of a flexible, purpose-built residential complex which could be used for adults with high medical and nursing needs who will need to remain close to Hollybank’s services in the long term. Without such a facility many young adults were likely to face an uncertain future which could see them placed in inappropriate and unsuitable residential or care institutions with elderly people. We awarded £75,000 towards The Meadows, a new state of the art, fully accessible, 30-bed residential complex which will house one six-bed respite children’s unit, and four six-bed adult units, and which will allow Hollybank to address the above issues, and to cope with increased demand for its specialist residential services.

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The Meadows will enable Hollybank to improve the quality of life for 24 young adults and six children with complex physical, medical and learning difficulties at any one time, by meeting not only their physical needs, but by nurturing, developing and enriching their lives. This is our second grant to Hollybank, the first being £50,000 in 2004 towards the development of a multi-therapy activity centre.

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Police Rehabilitation Trust “Flint House at Goring-on-Thames has developed into a wellrespected convalescent and rehabilitation facility. The highly important work that is carried out here ensures that our police officers are restored to health and the majority are able to return to their duties”. The Prince of Wales returning to the Police Rehabilition Centre in 2008. The Police Rehabilitation Trust was set up in 1985 to support increasing numbers of injured police officers through the development of the Police Rehabilitation Centre (known as Flint House) which opened in 1988. By the mid 1990s, demand for the Centre’s facilities had grown to such an extent that it became necessary to limit the time an officer could spend there to ten days, which was considered too short a time for a patient to benefit fully from the rehabilitation offered. To address this, the Trust bought land adjacent to Flint House which came into use in 2004 as a 60bed building with a connecting corridor to the main Centre.

Over 30,000 police officers have been treated at the Centre to date, with most subsequently returning to work at some stage. A team of highly skilled physiotherapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals provide a range of specialist intensive treatments (including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, stress counselling, acupuncture, massage and general nursing care), tailored to meet specific individual needs, with the aim of assisting officers back to duty quickly, effectively and with long-lasting results. Our £40,000 was towards the extension of the Centre’s physiotherapy suite, and the construction of four ground floor en-suite wet rooms for use by the most severely disabled officers. It is our third grant to them in sixteen years, the previous two being £50,000 in 2002 and £10,000 in 1986 towards facilities at the Centre. We are pleased to be providing further support to the high-quality rehabilitation treatment and support offered to over 3,300 police officers every year.

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Space Centre Preston “My name is Hannah, and I have been coming to SPACE since I was about 1 year old. It was all soft and gentle, then; the water bed, the massage mat, and other soft things. Now I’m nearly 15 and I am still able to go and enjoy myself, although a bit more robustly! I love being buried in the ball pool, and I adore hiding in the hut. SPACE is the best place going, there aren’t any places where you can go, from the age of 0-90, and have this much fun”.

Set up in 1993, SPACE provides unique services for people with a variety of disabilities and/or special needs. Provision takes the form of cutting edge multi-sensory work, training for carers, and community engagement to promote greater understanding of the needs and ambitions of people with disabilities. All services are person-centred and based on treating everyone with dignity and respect. The SPACE centre is able to cater for people with a wide range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, profound multiple disabilities, autism and brain injuries. Trained, experienced SPACE staff deliver high standards of professional care and sensory-based activities using specialist equipment such as solar projectors for visual stimulation, fibre optics for visual and tactile stimulation, a ball pool for movement and body image work, a wind machine, and a water bed for relaxation purposes. Specialist training in the use of sensory techniques is also offered to professionals and carers. Over 230 groups currently use SPACE facilities each month including: special schools, respite care homes, playschemes, parent support groups, after school clubs, and day centres and community homes which cater for young people and adults with physical and learning disabilities.

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Disability

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During the eighteen or so years that SPACE has been operating, uptake of services has grown significantly, with the centre now open from 9am to 9pm seven days a week. With demand for services increasingly outstripping what was achievable in SPACE’S current accommodation (there are long waiting lists for most sessions) and, following ongoing community consultation, the charity secured a grant from Futurebuilders (a now defunct government funding programme) to purchase a site adjacent to its existing building from Lancashire Primary Care Trust in April 2011.

Having done so, they then needed to refurbish the building. Our £30,000 grant was towards the refurbishment of the new facility which will provide a cafe, social and meeting areas, a conference and training facility, and additional sensory and therapy areas. We were pleased to be supporting this new SPACE project which will see them building on, and extending, the range of high-quality therapeutic, educational, social and leisure experiences already offered to people with a range of disabilities in the Lancashire and surrounding area.

Hollybank Trust Construction of a 30-bed residential complex for young people with severe mental and/or physical disabilities in West Yorkshire £75,000

Police Rehabilitation Trust Extension of a physiotherapy suite and construction of walk-in wet rooms for a charity based in Oxfordshire working with injured police officers £40,000

Fircroft Trust Fixtures and fittings at a new residential home for people with learning disabilities in Surrey £50,000

E Hayes Dashwood of Aston Rowant House Oxfordshire Foundation Construction of office space at a charity providing accommodation and services for disabled ex servicemen in London £30,000

Mary Hare Foundation Construction of new residential accommodation at a school for deaf and hearing-impaired children in Berkshire £50,000 Camphill (Blair Drummond) Trust Phase one of a development which will create new facilities at a community for adults with complex learning disabilities in Stirling, Scotland £40,000

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Space Centre Preston Refurbishment of premises to create an extension for a charity working with disabled children in Lancashire £30,000


Disability

Enable NI Refurbishment of premises for a charity working with people with learning disabilities in County Down, Northern Ireland £25,000

Chippenham Rotary St Nicholas Appeal for a Pool Cover for a hydrotherapy pool at a special needs school in Wiltshire £15,000

Nancy Oldfield Trust Purchase of a maintenance and repair facility for a charity in Norfolk providing sailing and other water-based activities for people with disabilities £23,000

Enable – Supporting Caerphilly Children’s Centre Specialist playground for children with disabilities £15,000

Bendrigg Trust Improvements to the reception and dining areas at a residential activity centre in Cumbria £20,000 Fly Cup Catering Refurbishment of premises for a charity working with adults with learning disabilities in Aberdeenshire £20,000

North Kent Disabled Foundation Minibus to provide day trips and other services for people with disabilities £15,000 Ridgeway Community School Fund Play equipment for a special needs school in Surrey £15,000

Katharine House Hospice Equipment for a hospice in-patient unit in Staffordshire £20,000

Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities IT equipment to improve access to multimedia technology for adults with learning disabilities £15,000

Oily Cart Company Redevelopment of a theatre working with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in London £20,000

Willow Tree Garden Construction of a garden classroom for a charity working with people with disabilities in Norfolk £15,000

Skye and Lochalsh Association for Disability Building improvements and equipment £20,000

Sheringham Woodfields School IT equipment for a special needs school in Norfolk

Southern Area Hospice Services Refurbishment of the Community Services Centre at a hospice in Northern Ireland £20,000 Batten Disease Family Association Website upgrade for charity providing support and resources to people affected by Batten Disease £18,600 Carlisle MENCAP Construction of a residential and activity centre for children and young people with disabilities £17,000 Beds Garden Carers People carrier and minibus for a charity working with people with learning difficulties in Bedfordshire £15,000 Cancer and Bio-Detection Dogs Facility to train dogs to detect body odour changes to help in the diagnosis of potentially life-threatening illness and diseases for a charity in Buckinghamshire £15,000

£13,500

British Polio Fellowship New roof, patio doors and equipment for a national charity working with people with disabilities £13,000 Disability Alliance Relationship management database for a charity which is merging with two other similar charities in central London £12,500 Body and Soul Charity Refurbishment of premises, including wellbeing rooms, to provide counselling and therapies to people living with HIV £12,000 Richmond Advice & Information on Disability IT equipment and website development for a charity providing support and services to people with disabilities and elderly people £12,000 34 grants of £10,000 or less

Total

£944,200

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Encouragement of Young People

Encouragement of Young People Fairbridge will allow them to expand services, and to help even more young people. Having merged with the Prince’s Trust, another leading UK youth organisation, in 2011, Fairbridge is now part of this charity. Together, in the year ahead, they will support around 50,000 of the most marginalised and disadvantaged young people to overcome their barriers and move forward towards education, employment or training. We have been supporting Fairbridge since the 1980s including, most recently, our 2007 grant to Fairbridge Scotland for the refurbishment of their Dundee centre. Our support for Fairbridge during the last ten years alone totals £132,500.

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With centres based in the 15 most disadvantaged areas of the UK, Fairbridge works with young people aged 13-25 other organisations find difficult to engage with, and gives them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their lives. In 2010, Fairbridge helped more than 3,500 disadvantaged young people take their first step back into education, training or work and towards being confident and positive individuals. Most were classed as having ‘multiple needs’ such as homelessness, substance misuse or a history of offending. During their time at Fairbridge, 85% went on to achieve something tangible either by returning to the classroom, starting a college course, getting a qualification, finding a job, or choosing to remain in the Fairbridge programme to continue their development. Fairbridge has had a centre in Liverpool for over 30 years. However, the existing building was no longer fit-for-purpose being too small for the increasing numbers of young people wanting to use the facility, expensive to run and suffering ongoing maintenance problems. They identified a larger, more suitable, building in the centre of Liverpool and we were pleased to award a £30,000 grant towards the renovation of the new centre which

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Encouragement of Young People

free@last Since it was set up in 1999, free@last has been committed to providing opportunities, activities, mentoring and support for children and young people in Nechells, an inner city area located south and east of Birmingham City Centre with high levels of deprivation. free@last runs a wide range of activities and projects which provide opportunities for young people to come together and learn new skills and to have fun, with the ultimate aim of improving their quality of life. Projects include: Lush (Learning up on Sexual Health), a sexual health peer education programme which uses music and film to discuss sex and relationships; a multi-media project covering DJ, photography and video; an ‘alternative’ education project which uses music, multimedia, art, IT and core subjects to work with young people struggling with mainstream education; Say What!, a support group for young parents returning to education and/or developing their parenting skills; and several programmes for 16 to 24 year olds who are NEET (not in employment, education or training). They also run the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, where awards are given for completing a programme of physical, skillsbased and volunteering activities.

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The charity did not have its own premises, and had to hire venues to run the activities offered. This situation was far from ideal, with many of the hired venues not suited to the needs of young people. However, recognising that the site from which most activities were run could work very well provided they owned the entire site, when the landlord offered them the option to purchase, it was an opportunity not to be missed. Our £25,000 grant was towards the purchase of the building which will enable them, for the first time, to run all services from one location to better meet the needs of the young people they serve. Since moving all activities and services to the one building, free@last report that they “have a new lease of life and freedom to develop a centre that has a significant impact on our community. There is an excitable buzz ... to be involved with this new stage in free@last’s journey”.

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Encouragement of Young People

Oasis Children’s Venture “Oasis makes a significant difference to the health and physical and emotional well-being of local children and young people, as well as their future life chances”. Local Councillor

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Oasis has been providing exciting adventurous play and learning opportunities for children and young people for almost 40 years. Based in Stockwell in the London Borough of Lambeth, it serves one of the most diverse and deprived communities in the capital. Oasis’ three open-access sites are sandwiched between 14 large housing estates in this culturally diverse area, but one where gang violence, and associated gun and knife crime, is a persistent and growing problem. Oasis’ wide range of innovative, enjoyable and educational

services include: a children’s nature garden where children and young people unlikely to have their own gardens can play freely while learning about nature in a safe and stimulating environment; an adventure playground which has a mountain bike track through wild woods, a hard surface area for sports and ball games, adventure play structures and a cycle repair workshop where children and young people can learn bicycle maintenance and repair; and a unique go-karting track which uses go-karts (including motorised ones) to teach young people aged over eight (including those with disabilities) to operate within clear boundaries, take measured risks, develop self control, responsibility and patience. Oasis also provides off-site trips to top tourist attractions such as the London Eye and the South Coast, and a camping week every summer. A lack of indoor activity and storage space was limiting opening hours, and restricting the diversification of play and learning opportunities across Oasis’ three sites. Our £15,000 grant, towards a lightweight, ‘bolt on’ structure to the adventure playground site, has helped them to address these needs.

Hope Corner Community Church Construction and fit-out of a community centre in Cheshire £40,000

Newton Aycliffe Scout Supporters Association Expansion of a community building in Durham £30,000

1st Norwich Sea Scouts Installation of under-floor heating and a gas boiler £30,000

UCL Medical School Intercalated BSc bursaries to medical students

Fairbridge Renovation of a building in Liverpool for a charity working with disadvantaged young people £30,000

free@last New premises for a charity providing activities and services to disadvantaged young people in Birmingham £25,000

King’s College London Intercalated BSc bursaries to medical students £30,000

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£30,000


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One in a Million (Sports) Construction of a multi-functional educational resource and youth cafe in West Yorkshire £25,000

Albany 2001 Improvements to facilities at a community arts centre in Deptford, London £15,000

The Children’s Trust Research project on the long-term benefits of the Trust’s residential rehabilitation service £24,250

Elgin Youth Development Group Refurbishment of a youth cafe in Moray, Scotland £15,000

Buttle UK Towards the Child Support Programme which provides essential items for families of disadvantaged children £20,000

Greater Nottingham Groundwork Trust Minibus and trailer for a charity working with ex-offenders £15,000

Unity Community Association, Liverpool External repairs at a centre providing space and support to voluntary and community organisations in Liverpool £20,000 YKids Refurbishment of premises to create a cafe for a charity working with disadvantaged young people in Liverpool £20,000

Oasis Children’s Venture Re-building of a ‘bolt-together’ building to provide indoor play space for a charity working with disadvantaged children in London £15,000 Wiltshire West District Scout Association Purchase of ten acres of woodland for use as a campsite and outdoor adventure centre £15,000 44 grants of £10,000 or less Total

£712,900

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Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion Crawley Open House Crawley Open House started life in 1982 as Crawley Community Resources Centre to provide advice and support services primarily to homeless and unemployed people.

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In 1990 overnight accommodation was offered for the first time in the form of emergency ‘cold weather’ beds and, in 1994, a small number of site offices located on the ground floor of the charity’s premises were converted into a hostel with 12 single and four double rooms. The Resource Centre and hostel merged a year later to become Crawley Open House. The charity now runs two hostels, Riverside House, which provides a ‘direct access’ (or self-referral) 24bed hostel and day centre for adults, and Southwell Lodge, a 10-bed hostel for young people. In addition, they offer ‘move on’ accommodation for five Riverside residents who have been assessed as almost ready to move to independent living. Residents at Riverside tend to have problems with alcohol and/or drug misuse, with some having mental health issues, others having recently been released from hospital or prison. Residents are able to stay for up to one month, supported by a team of specialist staff. Unlike Riverside, Southwell is not ‘direct access’, and potential young residents are accepted on a referral basis. During their stay, they are engaged in

education and/or training and are given support in developing key independent living skills, as well as coming to terms with their emotional and behavioural issues. Since opening in 2006, Southwell has worked with over 100 young people to build better lives for themselves.

In addition to running the two hostels, Crawley Open House runs a drop-in day centre which offers a range of services including support with mental health and substance misuse issues, benefits advice, help with exploring future housing options, and a hot meal. We awarded £25,000 to extend the Riverside hostel in order to provide additional space for counselling services, training/meeting rooms, a surgery to be staffed by a specialist nurse, as well as one extra bed space. The extension will enable Crawley Open House to provide improved, often confidential, support to its disadvantaged clients.

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Social Inclusion

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Chickenshed Theatre Chickenshed uses the performing arts as a vehicle to teach people the value of basic human rights and to challenge inequality. It was set up in 1974 … in a chicken shed. More members joined as church halls replaced the eponymous shed. When, in the early 1980s, the company included a boy with cerebral palsy for the first time, teenage members asked ‘if we’re open to everyone, why is he the only one?’ Chickenshed has since gone on to do pioneering work on integration, becoming the first truly inclusive theatre company, open to everyone regardless of background, race or disability. Now based at its own purpose-built venue in North London, Chickenshed runs a range of activities including: a Youth Theatre for 7-21 year olds, with one in four members from ethnic minorities, one in six registered disabled, and

one in ten with behavioural problems; education courses in BTEC and Foundation Degrees (with up to 40% of students having a disability); education outreach programmes working with mainstream, special and disadvantaged schools; and Tales from the Shed which introduces children aged 0-7 to educational theatre. Chickenshed regularly presents large-scale community productions featuring students from its Further and Higher Education Courses (rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED) and the 700 members of the weekly Children’s and Youth Theatre groups. It also has a touring company which produces new work and tours theatres around the country, as well as participating at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We were pleased to award £15,000 towards an adapted minibus to enhance Chickenshed’s ability to reach individuals and groups who are often unable to access art performance and education, and to increase their capacity to deliver outreach work. The minibus has been much appreciated, not least by disabled performers, with one commenting that “the new bus is great. The automatic lift is so easy to use. I can get in on my own, without needing any help from anyone”. In 2011, Chickenshed was awarded Winner of Best Theatre Company in the Fringe Report Awards 2011, and the Panel Award at the Off West End Theatre Awards 2011.

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Social Inclusion

Transform Community Development

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“I found myself homeless when I was released from prison and faced the prospect of sleeping rough...With the support of my key worker and hostel staff, I’m more settled within myself than I’ve been for years, and feel confident of my chances of changing my life around”. (ex-resident of Transform’s Jessie Devlin House) “For me life is great now, I am finally settled and living happily in my own home after having had an unsettled way of life for nearly 10 years”. (ex-resident of Transform’s Brewery Lane resettlement service). Transform offers accommodation, advice, support, outreach and resettlement services to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Dundee including homeless people, people with alcohol and/or drug problems, and people with mental health issues. Many people using Transform’s services present challenging behaviours and some will, for one reason or another, not have had their needs adequately met by other services. The main aim is to assist clients to become more able to cope with the challenges they face. Transform’s residential services are provided via: Jessie Devlin House, a round-the-clock crisis intervention unit providing temporary, emergency accommodation and meals for up to 33 vulnerable individuals; the Seagate Project, a 15-bed resettlement unit offering supported accommodation for people with severe mental health and addiction problems; and Brewery Lane which provides an intensive resettlement service for 20 people who have either been homeless or faced problems with sustaining a tenancy. Transform also runs two social enterprises: Transform Furniture, which provides quality reusable furniture and electrical household items which would otherwise end up in landfill to those in need, and training and employment opportunities for clients who struggle to find

jobs; and FareShare, which distributes food to homeless and other vulnerable people. Our £30,000 grant was towards the development of new premises, Park Mill, which will be home to their head office and will provide ten additional supported accommodation units. In addition, Park Mill will house the furniture recycling and food distribution social enterprises, as well as a training suite to provide vocational employability support.

Emmaus Hastings and Rother Construction of en-suite bedrooms for a charity supporting homeless people in East Sussex £33,000

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Porthcawl Young Mens’ Christian Association Demolition and re-building of existing premises into an accessible, fit-for-purpose facility for a charity supporting disadvantaged young people in Mid-Glamorgan £30,000


Social Inclusion

Transform Community Development Development of new premises for a charity working with disadvantaged people in Dundee £30,000

Old Heathcoat School Community Centre Construction and equipping of a centre in Devon £20,000

Aylsham & District Care Trust Fitting-out and equipping a community centre which works with disadvantaged people in Norfolk £25,000

Fresh Start (Edinburgh) Renovation and upgrade of a warehouse used by a charity which supports people who have become homeless to find housing £18,600

Crawley Open House Building extension for a charity providing accommodation and support services for homeless people in West Sussex £25,000

Chickenshed Theatre Minibus for a theatre company working with disadvantaged people in Southgate, London

Egremont Methodist Church Conversion of a building to provide community facilities in Cumbria £25,000

Gainsborough Traveller Initiative Conversion of a minibus for use as a mobile classroom for a charity working with the traveller community in Lincolnshire £15,000

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Elizabeth Fry Home Extension to premises for a charity which provides rehabilitation services to female ex-offenders in Berkshire £25,000

Helping Hand Vehicle for a charity working with people with addictions in Blackpool £15,000

West London Mission Building repairs for a charity working with homeless people £25,000

Prisoners Abroad Database for a charity supporting British citizens held in foreign prisons £15,000

Blue Sky Development & Regeneration Two crew-cab tipper vehicles for a charity based in Uxbridge which employs and rehabilitates ex-offenders whilst helping them to secure future employment £20,000

Springdale Methodist Church and Community Centre New community facility in Wolverhampton

Central Hertfordshire YMCA New community centre

£15,000

Community Drugs Service for South London Equipment to provide outreach support to substance misusers £13,000

£20,000

HOPE (Kent) Refurbishment of a property in Ramsgate for a charity which provides short-term supported accommodation for ex-offenders £20,000 Lodging House Mission Kitchen refurbishment at a day centre for homeless people in Glasgow £20,000 Market Place (Leeds Parish Church) Building renovation and refurbishment of a drop-in centre for a charity providing counselling, advice and support to disadvantaged young people £20,000

Passage 2000 Vehicle for a charity working with homeless people in London £13,000 West Norfolk Voluntary and Community Action Dedicated meeting and interview space within new premises for use by local charities, and voluntary and community groups £12,000 DENS Two industrial washing machines for a charity working with homeless people in Hertfordshire £11,000 53 grants of £10,000 or less

Neuadd Dyfi Renovation and upgrade of a community centre in Wales £20,000

Total

£866,900

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Elderly Age UK Leeds Age UK Leeds, part of the national Age UK group, was set up in 1976 as Age Concern Leeds to support older people in Leeds and the surrounding area.

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A range of services is provided including: community services such as end of life care, hospital aftercare for older people with mental health needs, and a home meals service; information and advice on issues such as managing money, benefits and help with completing forms; and a wide range of leisure and learning activities from language classes to line dancing to IT training.

Age UK Leeds Creation of new one-stop shop facility

The charity was delivering activities and services from three different sites, two of which were difficult to access for many users. Our £30,000 grant was to enable them to expand and develop the most accessible site (the only one owned by them) to create a one-stop facility housing all activities and services under one roof. During the last ten years we have supported more than 31 individual Age UK/Age Concern organisations with over £450,000 awarded in total to projects which provide essential services to older people in the UK.

£30,000

St Margaret’s Hospice Adapted vehicle to provide an emergency response service to support residents at a hospice in Somerset in achieving a dignified death in their own homes £30,000 St Giles Hospice Equipping a day therapies centre at a hospice in Staffordshire £25,000 Friends of the Elderly Support for disadvantaged elderly people

£22,000

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St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham Refurbishment of a day care centre

£20,000

Burma Star Association Grants for disadvantaged elderly UK veterans and their dependants £17,000 Age UK Exeter Refurbishment of a derelict building

£14,000

6 grants of £10,000 or less

Total

£199,500


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St Giles Hospice St Giles provides specialist medical and nursing care for people with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as support for their families/carers in the West Midlands region. Over 3,000 people benefit from the charity’s services every year, with over 1,000 accessing the different day therapies available as part of their individualised care package. The range of free services offered by the dedicated St Giles team includes in-patient care, day hospices, and care in patients’ homes. In addition, St Giles offers specialist training to those working in the field, and a bereavement service. With the Day Hospice and other therapies scattered across the hospice site proving far from ideal for patients in the 21st century, the charity was looking to bring all the day therapies together in a new Day Therapies Centre which would better meet the needs of patients.

Although St Giles were successful in getting a large government grant from the Department of Health to help redevelop the site, to which they also made a significant contribution from their own resources, they still needed funds to equip the new facility; we awarded £25,000 towards this element of the project. The new state-of-the-art Centre will focus on providing appropriate services and support to ensure that patients, most of whom are elderly, can maintain a degree of independence and quality of life whilst continuing to live in their own homes until they are no longer able to do so. It will house treatment, therapy, family and meeting rooms, as well as a new cafe and resource library. St Giles is recognised as a centre of excellence for its provision of palliative care for people with terminal illnesses, and we were pleased to support them in continuing to provide these essential, predominantly end of life, services to patients in a much improved, accessible environment.

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Visual Impairment Henshaws Society for Blind People Henshaws provides support, advice and training to people affected by sight loss and to their families. Working throughout the North of England with Centres in the North East, North West, and Yorkshire, the charity offers a range of services.

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These include children’s services such as a toy lending library, soft play area and sensory and light room, parents and toddlers group, daytime and residential clubs during school holidays, and home visits to families needing extra support; community housing where residents can live independently in a safe and supported environment; and skills for living, a range of courses including one which helps adults move into employment, volunteering or further education. In addition, Henshaws offers visual impairment awareness training to local companies and schools; advice on issues such as welfare benefits; support for older people via home visits and outings; and hospital support via a Patient Support Officer based at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. The charity also runs a specialist college which was rated as ‘excellent’ by OFSTED in 2010. The college aims to empower students with the skills and confidence to maximise their independence and employability, minimise the effects of their disabilities and support the often challenging transition to adulthood. Consultation with beneficiaries showed that there was both a need and demand for a vocational technology centre. The new facility, costing just under £655,000, and to which we awarded £30,000, will

Blind Aid Grants for disadvantaged blind and visually- impaired people £40,000

house state-of-the-art IT and multi-media suites, specialist design and printing equipment, and new accommodation for staff. When not being used by Henshaws, the facility will be hired out to other disabled groups. We have been supporting Henshaws since 1984 and this, our fifth grant to them, brings our total support to £94,500.

Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind Refurbishment of a residential home £25,000 St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Grant for general funds

Henshaws Society for Blind People Construction of a vocational technology centre £30,000

4SIGHT (West Sussex Association for the Blind) Mobile outreach resource centre vehicle £20,000

Bradford Talking Magazines New roof for a charity which provides audio services for blind and visually-impaired people £25,000

8 grants of £10,000 or less Total

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£216,200


Visual Impairment

Bradford Talking Magazines Audio information is a tried and tested method for communicating with people who have a restricted ability to see and read effectively. Over the last 25 years Bradford Talking Magazines has developed a wide range of skills and knowledge in multilingual audio visual work and translations. The charity produces information in audio formats for people unable to understand or access written documents including those with visual impairment, poor literacy skills, other disabilities which make it difficult to use the written word, and those for whom English is a second language. Dedicated, experienced staff including interpreters, translators, readers and technicians offer services such as five free ‘talking’ magazines in a variety of formats (cassette, CD and MP3) in three languages (English, Punjabi and Urdu) including Livewire, aimed specifically at young visually impaired people aged 11-17 and distributed to schools and colleges as well as to individuals; a training/consultation service for other organisations wishing to improve the accessibility of their services; and a range of other audio services including a multilingual translation service. Current projects include AIM (Access to Information for Minorities) which works with users of mental health services and people with learning difficulties, and a project working with hearing-impaired people who use British Sign Language. With the charity’s existing premises no longer fit for purpose, restricting capacity for growth and unable to meet the needs of users with visual impairment and other disabilities, they were successful in getting a £410,000 grant from the Social Enterprise Investment Fund towards the purchase of a building which, although ideal in terms of accessibility, needed significant roof works. We awarded £25,000 towards the re-roofing cost. The new facility will enable Bradford Talking Magazines to build on and expand existing services, and to develop new ones, ensuring high-quality provision for people with disabilities, including visual impairment, well into the future.

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Other

Other Afghan Action Afghanistan remains one of the world’s poorest and most dangerous countries.

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Since it was set up in 2005, Afghan Action’s training facility in Kabul has trained around 450 young people in carpet weaving as well as teaching them basic numeracy, literacy and IT skills. Most of these young people are now earning a living as a direct result of their newly acquired skills. As well as providing practical training and education, the charity offers on-site healthcare and a midday meal. Carpets made by trainees are sold in the UK to raise muchneeded project funds. In addition, Afghan Action runs workshops, seminars and classes for UK-based Afghans and non-Afghans as part of Building Bridges, a national awarenessraising programme funded by the Department for International Development. In October 2010, the charity opened a Business Incubation Centre in Kabul to support young people in developing their own enterprises. The six month pilot project initially involved 12 trainees in carpet weaving. We awarded £22,000 to enable them to extend, develop and build on the pilot by launching a sewing/clothing project

which will provide education and training to formerly unemployed sewers/tailors with a view to their becoming self-sufficient and setting up their own businesses on completion of the two year training programme. Our grant was for the equipment and materials (including sewing machines, overlock machines and irons) needed to deliver the project. The project will, through training, education and practical support, help young people who are currently unemployed and struggling to survive to obtain jobs, start and sustain businesses and open new markets in Afghanistan, the UK and elsewhere.

Medical Emergency Relief International Charitable Trust (MERLIN) Rapid response assistance in emergency and crisis situations £40,000

Warrior Programme To run a training programme for ex-service personnel struggling mentally and emotionally with their transition to civilian life £20,500

Afghan Action Equipment and materials to run a sewing/clothing project for formerly unemployed sewers/tailors in Afghanistan to support them towards self-sufficiency and independence £22,000

Fields in Trust UK-wide programme to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and London Olympic and Paralympic Games via the protection of outdoor recreational spaces £15,000 4 grants of £10,000 or less Total

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£109,800


Mathematics

Proactive Grants Programme Our proactive grants activity came about because we wanted to become better informed about particular areas, and to be more targeted with some of our giving where there was a dearth of funding. Establishing the programme represented a significant change in the approach to some of our grant-making. The introduction of the Proactive Programme has enabled us to fund innovative projects, and we have established good relationships with organisations working in autism and conservation as well as through the recently completed

mathematics education initiative. We have also developed a more detailed knowledge and greater understanding of the proactive areas than is possible for the broader categories funded via our reactive programmes. Now in its sixth year, we believe that the Programme has been a success and, although most of our funding will continue to be reactive, we have extended the Proactive Programme, with three new proactive programmes, including an overseas initiative, currently in development. The Proactive Grants Programme is not open to applications.

Mathematics Education This was the first of our proactive programmes. The aims of the programme were broadly to address the decline in the study of maths by supporting projects which increased the uptake of the subject post-16, and to improve the learning experiences of students at secondary level. To achieve these aims, most of our maths funding was directed at projects which offered enrichment and enhancement activities to encourage post-16 learning amongst students and/or provided continuing professional development opportunities for maths teachers. In addition, a small number of projects which focused on curriculum-related issues were funded. During the five years of the proactive mathematics programme, we funded over 22 maths-related projects with commitments totalling almost £1.25 million. Organisations funded included the Millennium Maths Project at the University of Cambridge (two grants - £203,600 and £78,000), Maths Inspiration (£132,000), the Royal Institution (£100,000), the National STEM Centre (£80,000), and Maths in Education and Industry (two grants – £60,000 and £52,000).

An external evaluation found that our grants had made a positive impact and that the projects we funded were likely to have influenced participating students’ attitudes to the subject positively in the longer term, to have increased their competence in mathematics, and to have played a part in supporting them to study mathematics further. The proactive mathematics programme ended in December 2011 but our funding for mathematics will continue, albeit on a smaller scale, via our ongoing support for mathematics masterclasses at the Royal Institution.

Maths Inspiration Having awarded £132,000 in 2006 for a programme of interactive maths lectures for 15-17 years olds across the UK, this further grant was to support them in increasing take up at the events by more schools with disadvantaged pupils £10,000

University of Leeds Research to validate and strengthen the rationale for the skills problem in Higher Education science, technology, engineering and mathematics training modules £5,000

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Autism

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Autism We first became involved in autism in 2007 when the sector was not at all well funded. Our interest was also sparked by a New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) report which found that, despite evidence that the diagnosis and incidence of autism was increasing significantly, timely diagnosis and appropriate access to support and education were often inadequate. In 2010 we awarded £35,000 to NPC to produce an update on the 2007 report. The key findings of the Changing Lives report were that the Autism Act 2009 had raised awareness of the condition, and that the sector had become stronger and more developed. However the report cautioned that, with their heavy reliance on government funding, many autism charities would suffer as cuts are implemented. The programme concentrated initially on autism education including early detection and intervention via a major £700,000 grant to the Centre for Research in Autism Education (CRAE) at the Institute of Education (IoE). CRAE is a partnership between the IoE, the leading centre for education and social research in the UK, and Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism. It aims to improve the lives of people with autism by enhancing the research evidence for effective interventions, education and outcomes for children and young people with the condition. Our grant was to help establish the Centre over the first five years with a view to it ultimately becoming self-sustaining. Our support for Research Autism (£158,000 in 2007 and £10,000 in 2011) was also focused on early intervention. This

project looked at the prevalence and impact of a range of emotional and behavioural problems in children with autism with the aim of identifying the best time for appropriate intervention. Our second grant to them was to allow them to complete an analysis of the research. Our emphasis subsequently moved to transition to adulthood and, following a tender process, we awarded £200,000 to Ambitious about Autism to develop a College which will support young people with autism in the transition stages to supported living, social, leisure and employment opportunities. The aim is that, by September 2014, Ambitious about Autism will have developed, built, and be running London’s only independent specialist college specifically for young people with autism, and that the model used can be successfully replicated. With an initial allocation of £1.25m over five years (20072012), we have extended the autism programme by a year with an additional allocation of up to £250,000. Having funded major work firstly in autism education, then transition to adulthood, the final phase of the programme will fund work which looks at autism and ageing, where there is currently

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no significant work being done, and which is under-resourced. We are undertaking research into which organisation can best deliver a project on autism and ageing and expect to award a final grant in this area in 2012. We continue to fund capital projects for autism charities via

Ambitious about Autism Development stage of a project involving the setting up of a College to support young people with autism in the transition stages to supported independent living, social, leisure, and employment opportunities £200,000 Prior’s Court Foundation Renovation of cottages adjacent to the school site to provide a specialist learning and residential environment for young people aged 16-25 with autism and complex needs in Berkshire £200,000

our Main and Small Grants Programmes with two such grants totalling £225,000 awarded in 2011 including £200,000 to Prior’s Court, a residential special school for severely autistic children. Having previously awarded them £50,000 in 2006 for specialist accommodation for 12 pupils aged 5-19 at the school, our 2011 grant was towards the renovation of cottages adjacent to the school to support young people aged 19-25 in the transition to more independent, supported living. The cottages will offer a supportive living and learning environment to develop essential life and vocational skills, and to empower up to 18 young adults with autism at any one time to lead fulfilling, purposeful lives within the community.

Step by Step: a school for autistic children Development of an outside play area at a school for children with autism in East Sussex £25,000 Research Autism Top-up grant to complete analysis of a research project which was awarded £158,000 in 2007 to look at the early detection of challenging behaviours in children with autism, with the aim of improving assessment and intervention £10,000 Total

£435,000

Overseas We have allocated £375,000 to a new proactive overseas programme and have had productive meetings with several funders supporting overseas work to learn from their experience and to gain a better understanding of international grant-making. Up to 2005, we had a reactive programme for overseas giving which over its last five years gave a total of £2 million to a wide range of causes. We are undertaking research into a number of possible

themes including girls’ education, hunger and malnutrition, microfinance, visual impairment and water and sanitation. In looking at each theme we will consider a number of issues, including where there is significant need and where we believe our allocation can achieve the greatest impact. We expect to decide on the theme, and on the deployment of our funds in the new overseas area in 2012.

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Conservation

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This programme has been running since 2008 with an initial allocation of £1.25m over five years. Our primary interest continues to be in the preservation of endangered conservation skills, and in increasing the influence of the sector, in particular on policymakers; our focus is on ‘moveable heritage’ and excludes the natural environment. Conservation is still an underfunded sector and many specialist conservation skills remain at risk of dying out. To help address this, we have extended the conservation programme by three years with a further allocation of £750,000. Central to the programme is our 2008 £180,000 grant to the Institute of Conservation (ICON), the lead voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK; our funding supports the cost of ICON’s CEO for a period of five years. ICON aims to advance knowledge and education in conservation and achieve the long term preservation and conservation of cultural heritage by providing guidance, advocacy, training and education opportunities, and by working to unite the conservation profession and the wider heritage community. ICON recently launched their National Conservation Education and Skills Strategy (NCESS) which sets out the direction for conservation education for the next five years. The key purpose of the NCESS is to foster a successful learning and research environment in the UK to deliver the knowledge, skills and understanding that will be needed to make conservation a sustainable profession in the future. They have also been awarded an additional £968,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to continue their UK-wide Training Bursary Scheme, which our activity complements. We will continue to allocate £80,000 a year to our conservation fellowship programme which is available to UK

Virgin and Child with Saints John the Baptist, Lawrence, Monica and Augustine by Gerino da Pistoia

public institutions to enable a senior conservator from their organisation to pursue a research project for two years. Our grant is towards the salary and on-costs, and associated project costs of a junior conservator to step up into the senior conservator’s role for the duration of the project. We have so far awarded four conservation fellowships: British Museum (£38,000 in 2011) for the research, conservation and storage of naturally-mummified human remains; Courtauld Institute of Art (£65,500 in 2011) for the conservation and study of a major painting by Gerino da Pistoia; Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford (£80,000 in 2011) for the conservation of the Cook Voyage Collection; and Tate (£80,000 in 2009) for the conservation and research of British paintings from 1530 to 1790. We expect to award a further conservation fellowship each year for the next four years. We continued to fund bursaries of up to £1,000 to enable qualified conservators to attend relevant conferences, events and short courses via our continuing professional development programme to which we have allocated up to £30,000 a year. Recent bursaries have included attendance at a leather conservation course at West Dean College in Chichester, and at the American Institute for Conservation in New Mexico where the recipient presented a paper.

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2011 also saw us funding four internships. These were in preventive conservation and collections care at the National Media Museum in Bradford (£25,000), the conservation of arms and armour at the Royal Armouries in Leeds (£25,000), the conservation of engineering and mechanical artefacts at National Museums Scotland (£25,000), and in the conservation of early keyboard instruments at the National Trust’s Fenton House (£25,100). The total number of grants awarded for conservation internships is now 11 and includes £140,000 for a five-year internship programme in textile conservation at Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court; £25,000 for the conservation of taxidermy specimens at the Horniman Museum; £25,000 for upholstery conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum; and £23,000 for the conservation of paintings and frames at the Guildhall Art Gallery.

We are currently in discussion with ICON on which conservation disciplines are currently most ‘at risk’ and expect to award further internships based on the outcome of our discussions next year. We will also continue to identify institutions with specific specialist equipment needs with a view to considering funding them.

Pitt Rivers Museum (Conservation Fellowship) Research into, and conservation of, all 216 objects in the Cook Voyage Collections which represent one of the world’s greatest collections of 18th century Pacific art and material culture £80,000

National Trust/Fenton House Internship in the conservation of early keyboard instruments £25,100

Courtauld Institute of Art (Conservation Fellowship) Study and conservation of Gerino da Pistoia’s Virgin and Child with Saints John the Baptist, Lawrence, Monica and Augustine £65,500 British Museum (Conservation Fellowship) Research into, and conservation of, naturally-mummified Nilotic human remains £37,600 University of Lincoln Digitiser to be used alongside specialist conservation x-ray equipment £34,000

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National Museums Scotland Internship in the conservation of engineering and mechanical artefacts £25,000 Royal Armouries Leeds Internship in the conservation of arms and armour £25,000 National Media Museum Internship in preventive conservation and collections care £23,000 Conservation Bursaries Bursaries for travel and course costs to enable qualified conservators to attend courses and conferences which support their continuing professional development £22,995

Total

£338,195

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