Notre Dame Refugee Centre (NDRC), London
"The Notre Dame Refugee Centre (NDRC) is absolutely delighted to have received a grant from The Charles Plater Trust. The grant is making a significant contribution to enable us to continue with our work in assisting refugees and migrants who are victim to the current ‘hostile environment’. Our work has changed many lives for those living under the radar unaware of their human rights. We can only continue to do this with the support of funders and trusts such as The Charles Plater Trust.” Fr Martin McAnaney, Interim Director of NDRC.
Parents And Children Together (PACT), South East
"We are very grateful to The Charles Plater Trust for their generous grant, which aims to help 140 adopted children and their families through what are so often hugely difficult experiences at school. PACT’s specialist work with families and schools can do an enormous amount to make a vulnerable child feel safe and secure, and make the most of their learning opportunities.” Natausha van Vliet, CEO of Parents and Children Together (PACT)
Providence Row, London
“Providence Row is delighted to be in partnership with the Charles Plater Trust in support of our Routes to Roots (R2R) project in Tower Hamlets. This partnership enables us to deliver vital advocacy support to 75 extremely vulnerable homeless people, annually, as they approach discharge following hospital treatment. Our R2R case workers help patients access accommodation, benefits and ongoing health and community-based support in their new neighbourhoods. Without our support, these clients risk returning to the streets following treatment with a high risk of falling ill again and returning to A&E for the same condition”. Tom Hill, Head of Philanthropy, Providence Row
Tempus Novo, East Midlands
“Tempus Novo are really grateful and excited to have been awarded a grant to further our mission to remove the barrier to employment for people with convictions. This funding will allow us to help so many more people and in doing so the partnership will have a positive impact on society and in so many ways. Having a good job means more than a salary to an ex-offender, it means stability, security, the feeling of self-worth and the ability to support your family. Put simply it’s life changing.” Steve Freer, CEO, Tempus Novo.
The CLD Trust, West Midlands
“The CLD Trust are extremely grateful to the Charles Plater Trust for their grant which will enable us to see more of the young people who need support for their mental health, and in the way they need. Since the pandemic, mental health issues have become more complex and more difficult, and we are grateful that the Trust is joining us in helping make sure these children and young people get the best support possible, increasing their resilience and ability to make the most of the enormous potential they have.” Alexander Fitzpatrick, Head of Business Development at The CLD Trust
The Jericho Foundation, West Midlands
“Jericho are thrilled to have been awarded a grant from The Charles Plater Trust. The award will make a valuable contribution towards our employment-focussed work supporting survivors of modern slavery to recover, reduce their risk of re-exploitation and begin to look forward to their future with hope”. Louise Gore, Senior Manager – Women and Modern Slavery Projects, Jericho.
The Haven, West Midlands
"We are delighted that The Charles Plater Trust agreed to fund the post of a Domestic Abuse Key Worker at The Haven Wolverhampton. The Key Worker will provide crucial support to women in our emergency accommodation so they can start to move forwards with their lives. This support is tailored to each woman’s needs but could include safety planning, helping a woman to register with her GP, supporting her with applications for permanent accommodation, arranging support for her children, and referring her to our counselling service. Importantly she will provide daily emotional and well-being support – a listening ear and plenty of cups of tea – to help women to recover from the trauma they have been subjected to.” Popinder Kaur, Chief Executive, The Haven Wolverhampton.
Triangular CIO, North East
“We are delighted that we have received funding from the Charles Plater Trust to support 140 of the most isolated and vulnerable refugees in Tyne and Wear. This funding aims to provide comprehensive support, including building trust and relationships, facilitating language development, offering employment assistance, and promoting cultural integration. We recognize that many of our beneficiaries have faced substantial challenges and hardships, and we want to assist them in realizing their full potential. “ Sirak Hagos, trustee of Triangular CIO and former refugee.
Women’s Health Matters, Yorkshire
“We are so grateful to receive this funding, and excited for the future of the Rosebuds group. Rosebuds provides support for women of all ages and backgrounds who have children living elsewhere. We facilitate a non-judgemental, caring environment in which women can build trust in services, and belief in themselves. This funding will allow us to develop and expand the project to provide the best support we can.” Georgia Griffiths, Project Leader, Women’s Health Matters.
Carmel Care Centre Diocese of Hallam, Yorkshire and Humber
“The Carmel Care Centre in Sheffield offers a range of wellbeing interventions to our local community and beyond. We are open 4 days a week offering addiction support, counselling, support for migrant women and a drop in service for anyone who would benefit from our welcoming safe space.” Janet Hill, Senior Manager, Caritas Diocese of Hallam.
Our Lady and St Kenelm St Vincent de Paul Society Conference, West Midlands
"We supply supermarket vouchers or food parcels to families and individuals who are unable to meet their living costs. Why is this necessary? Loughborough University recently reported that across the UK last year more than 1 in 4 children were living in poverty. In my part of the Country – Birmingham and the Black Country – the figure is nearer 1 in 2. Of those children living below the poverty line around 70% live in a family where at least one adult is working. Employment is in many cases not a simple route out of poverty. Low pay and insecure work are big issues for many families." Mike Weaver, the President of Our Lady and St Kenelm SVP Conference in Halesowen
Sandwell Youth in Action, West Midlands
“Our funded CPT project is currently working with fourteen short-sentenced young ex-offenders, aged 17-21 years old, from Sandwell who have recently been released from West Midlands’s Prisons. We help motivate, encourage and support them in removing the barriers that are getting in the way of them achieving their goals for social inclusion, including employment. So far, five of them got into employment with our support, while the remaining nine are still doing their work placement with the hope to get a job at the end of it. Small amounts of funding can really help turn lives around.” Zino Prince Kashindi, Project Coordinator, Sandwell Youth in Action.
The Drop In Bereavement Centre, London
£5,000 over 12 months
“Bereavement support is an overlooked section of our Society. We still have have a lot of work to do, and The Charles Plater Trust has helped us get that important work off the ground. CPT funding enabled 10 young bereaved men aged under 30, presenting mental health issues coupled with multiple losses of family members to Covid-19, get their life back via the Mens Peer Support Group Workshops. CPT funding also supported 26 individuals from across the East London Borough access telephone bereavement counselling to help process the complexities of their grief journey. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the bereaved diverse members of the local communities.” Olive Brade, Co-founder/Project Manager for The Drop-In Bereavement Centre.
The Skelmersdale Ecumenical Centre, Lancashire
Providing English language support for Asylum seekers
Soundabout, South East
Supporting people with profound and multiple learning difficulties through music