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Security Lights 23 Feb 2017

To purchase 14 LED security lights and to enhance the existing old lights.

Beard Employees Working with TVP and Nasio Trust 24 Jan 2017

Beard Employees Working with TVP and Nasio Trust. The possibility of sending young members of the company to Africa to perform building work. It was agreed to make a donation of £1,000 to Nasio Trust to help fund continuing support of young people from difficult background when they return from Africa.

Taynton Church Bell Restoration Fund 30 Mar 2017

Donation towards restoration of bells

Additional debt coach 23 Feb 2017

The grant will help towards the salary of the extra part-time debt coach that we will recruit.

Oxfordshire Volunteer Befriending CIC 23 Feb 2017

£800 towards volunteer expenses to enable volunteers to travel to Carers houses and to training sessions and volunteer meetings. Many Carers live in isolated villages in Oxfordshire, which means volunteers travelling. Some of the volunteers live in villages too, so may have to travel to do their volunteering. £3,000 towards Coordinators Salary. £150 for advertising. This includes posters and leaflets. £400 for insurance for Public Liability for the Coordinator and Volunteers £350 for training. Most trainers charge £50 for a group session plus travel expenses £300 for overheads including Lighting, Heating, hire of meeting rooms for training sessions

Mentoring in the Leys 30 Mar 2017

Young people in the Leys estate face more obstacles than opportunities, which we quantify in terms of: • Child poverty – 34% of children are growing up in poverty; • Family breakdown – 47% of families have a lone parent; • Poor education – 63% of young people leave school without 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths. The resilience of the young people will be built up with the following activities: • Providing them with an adult they can trust; • Helping them to map out a sense of their future; • Developing in them the life skills that they need to get there.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Thrive Leys
Region: South Central
District: Oxford District (B)

Creative Alternatives 01 Feb 2017

Creative AlternativesThe new programme will foster creative self-exploration, self-expression and self-empowerment through artistic use of the latest online learning environment and webinar technologies. As part of this project we will research the latest online learning platforms, to envision the best format for Creative Alternatives Online, combining live webinars with recorded audio and video content, forums and social media technologies for creative community interaction. To date, no such sophisticated online arts and wellbeing platform and programme exists in the UK. We propose the following pilot activity to research the scope and efficacy of an online approach to arts and wellbeing: • The project timeline is 5 months. The project team is fully established. The project will commence in January 2017. • For this pilot we are focusing on people based in two locations: The first location is St.Helens (Merseyside). The second location is to be identified (likely a locality where we have contact with another arts organisation with aims similar to our own). We are intending to focus on two localities to ensure we have local support for promotion and client support. 20 participants (10 in each location) will be recruited to partake in a live online wellbeing workshop series: 12 sessions, including one welcome meeting and a final evaluative ‘moving forward’ meeting. The sessions will be held within an appropriate learning environment hosted by Alef Trust. • Month 1 will focus on research and customisation of the online environment, as well as the establishment of the second project location, and the setup of the project steering group and working processes. Once the second location has been confirmed, promotion and client recruitment will commence. • Months 2 - 4 will focus on design and delivery of the online service. The pilot will be underpinned by an action research model, ensuring that practice evolves alongside delivery, constantly refining the output on the basis of client feedback. • Month 5 will focus on project evaluation & envisioning of further scale-up / roll-out to widen provision to other areas in the UK.

Amount: £7,000
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Alef Trust CIC
Region: North West
District: Wirral District (B)

Swimming pool hoist and staff 'disability training' 23 Feb 2017

Purchase and installation of a Handimove mobile pool lift. Staff training in (a) hoist operation and (b) assisting people with disabilities and additional needs

School Counselling Service 17 Feb 2017

Refugee Resource provides a unique therapeutic service for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in Oxfordshire. We provide a place of safety and welcome for up to 250 clients each year, some of whom require specialist counselling to heal from trauma, and others who participate in our range of therapeutic services aimed at helping people to move from a position of being isolated and traumatised to inclusion within the wider community. Refugee Resource is the only service in Oxfordshire to cater effectively for the holistic care and long-term therapeutic needs of these vulnerable groups. To help meet these needs we provide the following services: • Counselling • Mentoring and coaching • Employment advice and support, including bursary fund • A women’s project • A men’s service • Advice and advocacy service- Engaging young people is a challenge: the often chaotic nature of their lives makes it hard for them to remember appointments during the day, and if these are outside of school during school hours it can be disruptive to their education. - Refugee Resource is currently unable to provide individual therapeutic support to children under 12. - Demand for our counselling services outstrips our capacity to meet this need: currently we have a waiting list of around 4-6 months. Over a third of those waiting (7 young people) are aged under 19. - We have limited training capacity. - Closure of The Children’s Society in Oxford has left a gap in the provision of specialist counselling support for refugee and migrant young people in schools. - A school-based counselling service would strengthen our capacity to deliver effective therapy for young people, that is accessible and in a familiar and supported environment. This leads to better engagement with counselling and with education. It would build new working partnerships between Refugee Resource and schools. - Training and consultation support offers a sustainable way to support schools strengthen their own understanding and capacity to support young refugee and migrants and their families. This facilitates integration within the school and the wider community. - Employing the expertise of an experienced child psychotherapist would enhance capacity of counselling team to support the specific needs of children and young people, including those aged under 12. - Broadening our remit to working with children may help us to access more diverse funding streams and increase unrestricted funding through public support.

Amount: £30,000
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Refugee Resource
Region: South Central
District: Oxford District (B)

Foundation for Madison Public Schools 2003 Grant 09 Jan 2017

Project support for the "Principal for a Day" program designed to increase community partnerships opportunities and to build understanding of both the successes and challenges in Madison’s schools

Amount: USD 15,000
Funder: Quixote Foundation
Recipient: Foundation for Madison's Public Schools

Grantmakers in the Arts 2017 Exit Grant 01 Feb 2017

General operating support

Amount: USD 15,000
Funder: Quixote Foundation
Recipient: Grantmakers in the Arts

Elicia Sanchez 2017 Thank You Award 25 Oct 2017

Elicia Sanchez 2017 Thank You Award - Individual Honoree

Amount: USD 25,000
Funder: Quixote Foundation
Recipient: Individual - Elicia Sanchez

Grant to Community Catalysts CIC 25 Apr 2017

Towards the costs of a pilot programme of support for entrepreneurs running social businesses to address loneliness and increase community wellbeing.

Grant to Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust 26 Jul 2017

Towards core costs to deliver a public programme to increase engagement and diversity of audiences experiencing high quality contemporary art in Gloucestershire.

Grant to Hackney Empire Ltd 12 Sep 2017

Towards the costs of staff posts to support the development of new artistic and business models which aim to increase artistic ambition and artist and audience diversity.

Amount: £199,000
Funder: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Recipient: Hackney Empire Ltd
Region: London
District: Hackney London Boro

Grant to Plymouth Octopus Project + 25 Jul 2017

Towards a place based funding programme in Plymouth that will seek to coordinate and make more effective the work of the local voluntary sector.

Amount: £1,300,000
Funder: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Recipient: Plymouth Octopus Project +

Grant to Respect 11 Jul 2017

Towards a review of the national standards for work with domestic abuse perpetrators and the accompanying accreditation system for service delivery organisations

Amount: £18,182
Funder: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Recipient: Respect
Region: London
District: Hackney London Boro

Grant to National Energy Action 30 Aug 2017

Towards the salary of a policy and campaigns officer to tackle fuel poverty in Northern Ireland through the Fuel Poverty Coalition

Grant to Friends, Families and Travellers 27 Feb 2017

Towards the salary of a project officer to scope work related to reducing inequalities experienced by children and young people from GTR backgrounds.

Grant to Field Studies Council 24 Jul 2017

Towards the tomorrow's biodiversity project officer post to maximise learning on lesser known and uncharismatic species and explore further opportunities for learning.

Amount: £40,000
Funder: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Recipient: Field Studies Council
Region: West Midlands
District: Shropshire