Past Recipients

Established as the successor to the former Plater College, Oxford, the Trust makes grants to organisations throughout England and Wales in pursuit of the Plater vision in its modern context.  Grants are made for projects which highlight a particular side of this vision, whether emphasising the development of lay leadership, bringing education and opportunity to the most marginalised, or developing innovative new applications of Catholic social thought and teaching.

2020-2019

2020-2019

The Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying Well received £30,150 for research that deepens the understanding amongst individuals to help people prepare for a good death, through workshops & the development of a guide.

2020-2019

Destitution Project

The Destitution Project received £25,000 to continue the Caseworker’s contract for another two years to tackle poverty, exclusion and economic inequality among asylum seekers.

2020-2019

Father Hudson’s Care/Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes received £51,167 to develop existing English language education, mentoring & training activities for asylum seekers, refugees & migrants in Sandwell by trained tutors & volunteers

2020-2019

Margaret Beaufort Institute

The Margaret Beaufort Institute received £24,756 to develop theological & ethical resources & training for Catholic pastoral work in prisons collaborating with those working in prison contexts.

2020-2019

Medaille Trust

Medaille Trust received £58,950 to help victims of modern slavery & develop an allotment, to give the opportunity to meet the clients needs, allow them to grow from being a victim to being a survivor.

2020-2019

Soundabout

Soundabout received £12,440; the project is for disabled children and young pupils in four schools for those with special needs in Bracknell, Reading and Maidenhead.

2020-2019

St Wilfrid’s Centre

St Wilfrid's Centre received £49,872 & will work with an external evaluation consultant & a Theory of Change model to engage all stakeholders in the development of a new impact measurement framework.

2020-2019

Together for the Common Good

Together for the Common Good received £50,000 will use “Here: Now: Us People” (HNUP) Common Good Training and Parish Development Workshop in parishes in partnership with a number of dioceses.

2019-2018

2019-2018

Borderlands Trust

Borderlands Trust received £30,000 to run a mentoring project to provide support for asylum seekers and refugees, in Bristol, over the next two years.

2019-2018

CAFOD - Step into the Gap Programme

CAFOD received £30,000 for the Step into the Gap programme which engages & nurtures young lay Catholic leaders eager to work for social justice & establish a legacy of Catholic Social Teaching.

2019-2018

Faith in Families

Faith in Families received £50,000 to employ an Engagement Worker & Play Workers to deliver support, play & learning activities for children & their parents together, build the bond between them.

2019-2018

L’Arche

L’Arche received £32,520 to create a tailored induction programme for new staff that integrates the values of L’Arche & CST into the Care Certificate. The programme will be piloted in 5 communities.

2019-2018

Mustard Tree

Mustard Tree received £50,000 for a programme give opportunities to recognise their talents & contribute to the community through volunteering & work experience in Mustard Tree’s own operations.

2019-2018

Oscar Romero Award

The Oscar Romero Award received £45,862 to establish an Award to promote social justice in Catholic schools and colleges across the country, inspired by the example of Blessed (Saint) Oscar Romero.

2019-2018

Pact

Pact received £26,043 over 2 years to establish a pilot project in a diocese in the south of England, to deepen understanding of the needs of prisoners & their families & engagement with parishes.

2019-2018

THOMAS

THOMAS received £47,000 to develop a programme to offer life-changing mentoring, support & direction of people who are socially excluded, addicts, living in poverty, or at risk of homeless.

2019-2018

Women at the Well

Women at the Well received £36,023 for a Support & Advocacy Worker who works one-to-one with women to build confidence, & access training, workshops opportunities for employment & services they need.

2018-2017

2018-2017

Asylum Link, Merseyside

Asylum Link received £30,000 to contribute towards the salary of the Operations manager/Volunteer Coordinator.

2018-2017

Baytree

Baytree recieved £50,000 to set up a new Volunteer Service which would also reach out to eight Charities in Young Lambeth Cooperative and Building Young Brixton

2018-2017

Cardinal Hume Centre

Cardinal Hume Centre received £39,600 to create an assessment service for people facing homelessness and destitution for one year. The project also involves research and analyse of the service.

2018-2017

Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds)

Catholic Care received £33,768 for the Safer Futures programme which aims to educate children & young people about healthy relationships & how to avoid the destructive cycle of domestic abuse.

2018-2017

Marriage Care

Marriage Care received £40,000 to deepen the leadership of the volunteers by engaging them more in the mission & developing an online module which can be delivered as part of volunteer induction.

2018-2017

Million Minutes

Million Minutes received £50,000 for an engagement officer to work and engage young people in the Catholic community on social action activities, inspiring them and putting CST into practice.

2018-2017

Noah Enterprise

NOAH Enterprise received £37,950 for an Academy Co-ordinator who will provide support to people attending new satellite courses who face serious disadvantage & poverty; moving closer to employment.

2018-2017

Lazarus Project - Salford Diocese

The Lazarus Project received £18,341 and is a pilot project to develop & test a new model of shaping advocacy & social action in schools & parishes, by those who have life experience of poverty.

2018-2017

Straight Talking Peer Education

Straight Talking Peer Education received £50,000 to employ a Social Media Campaign Manger to teach teenage & young parents how to run a Social Media Campaign while employed by STPE.

2015-2014

2015-2014

Theos think tank

Theos think tank received £39,750 to fund research into “Being a Catholic charity in Britain today: what it is and what it can be” in partnership with six catholic charities.

2015-2014

Roehampton University Marriage Care

Roehampton University received £46,302 for a research project into Marriage Care, Catholic ethics and social teaching

2015-2014

Von Hugel Institute

Von Hügel Institute received £24,000 for research into “The relevance of Catholic social thought and practice in the field of migration and asylum policy in the UK.”

2015-2014

Durham University with the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN)

Durham University with the Caritas Social Action Network received £45,000 spread over three years for a PhD Scholarship exploring the work of CSAN members charities.

2014-2013

2014-2013

Ace of Clubs

Ace of Clubs received £32,424 to provide education to the homeless, vulnerable & disadvantaged people in South London to better their ability to engage with society & their opportunity for employment.

2014-2013

Baytree - The “Peach” programme

Baytree received £32,000 for the Peach programme creating supportive pathways for inner-city families through educational, training, personal & social development of girls & women.

2014-2013

Life 2009

Life 2009 received £33,416 for the ‘My life’ project to deliver life skills programme across the UK to vulnerable, homeless, at risk or abused young women equipping them for a more independent life.

2014-2013

Noah Enterprise

NOAH Enterprise received £29,210 to engage homeless, long term unemployed & excluded people in a woodwork course. This course aims to build their self esteem, confidence & employable skills.

2014-2013

St Wilfrid’s

St Wilfrid’s Centre received £28,927 to fund two staff salaries as part of the Personal Development Programme; a programme of comprehensive activities and training for adult learners in Yorkshire.

2014-2013

Storybook Dads

Storybook Dads received £40,000 for the “Me & My Dad” project; which enables imprisoned parents to create interactive, educational resources for their child such activity sheets & “Read Along” DVDs.

2014-2013

THOMAS

THOMAS received £40,000 to develop a development programme in a recovery setting, enabling individuals with multiple disadvantage to rebuild their lives, make amends & contribute to society.

2014-2013

Women at the Well

Women at the Well received £34,512 to provide support to women in a variety of learning activities. The aim is for them to be in society & move away from abusive backgrounds they have come from.

2013-2012

2013-2012

Anchor House, the Brentwood Diocese’s Caritas initiative

Anchor House received £47,500 to enable recruitment of a Development Manager for 12 months. This role will build a network of people for the benefit of the communities and create CST programmes.

2013-2012

Prison Advice & Care Trust (PACT)

PACT received £75,971 to support the expansion of ‘Basic Caring Communities’ to recruit, train & support a team of lay leaders to support ex-offenders in the first months following their release.

2013-2012

Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)

SVP received £22,435 for training in CST of volunteer SVP camp leaders; develop their understanding of social justice & how this applies to their work with disadvantaged young people.

2011-2010

2011-2010

Von Hugel Institute, St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge

The Big Society received £65,150. This research project assesses the impact of the Big Society’s view of decentralisation & its application to British civil society.

2011-2010

The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in partnership with Citizens UK

The Margaret Beaufort Institute received £52,000 for a collaborative project assist in developing policies for children and families seeking sanctuary through the asylum and immigration system.

2011-2010

Caritas Social Action Network

Caritas received £31,160 for their Criminal Justice Project that aims to foster dialogue between the Catholic Church & Government.

2010-2009

2010-2009

Ten Ten Theatre

Ten Ten Theatre was awarded £89,820 to fund the development and presentation “Sam’s Story: Young Offenders’ Drama Project.”. This was performed in 8 youth offending institutions in the UK.

2010-2009

St Antony’s Centre

St Antony’s Centre received £70,240 to support the Accrington Community & Training Centre response to the economic & social exclusion faced by migrant workers in Lancashire.

2010-2009

Westminster Diocese Deaf Service

Westminster Diocese Deaf Service was granted £30,000 for Signs of Hope, the project provides lowcost or free life skills education & support to more than 100 Deaf adults, building skills & confidence.

2009-2008

2009-2008

Young Christian Workers

YCW received £86,319 to build a training programme for young people as lay leaders equipping them to actively promote Gospel values & principles of CST in all aspects of their lives.

2009-2008

Virtual Plater

Virtual Plater received £60,000 to develop an online college devoted to CST. Created by a higher education consortium of 5 universities that seeks to equip lay people with understanding of CTS.

2009-2008

International Young Leaders Network/Leaders to Come

Leaders to Come received £40,000 to build the UK exposure of the programme to identify, nurture, educate, train and sustain young and emerging Catholic leaders aged 16 to 33.

2009-2008

The Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies at St Mary’s University College

The Centre for Bioethics & Emerging Technologies received £17,090 research on Catholics in leadership roles in healthcare, with focus on providing resources for education in leadership positions.