Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic some unrestricted one-off emergency response donations have been made. The focus has been young people, families in crisis and local organisations in Worcester.
1. The Children’s Society – An extra £4000 grant was made to deliver online training to CHHAT staff in Essex who are responding with digital support to young people using this service.
2. Young Minds – An extra £10,000 grant was made towards the adaption of their mental wellbeing services to support both young people and their parents.
3. Impetus – Their second grant of £25,000 due in September has been brought forward to support the extra work in chairing the new Youth Employment Group that is influencing government policy.
Domestic Abuse and Families in crisis
1. Essex Community Foundation – An extra one-off donation of £10,000 to their Covid-19 emergency response and recovery fund was directed towards families in crisis.
2. Action for Children – An unrestricted donation of £10,000 was made to support their work in adapting their services to offer digital parenting support to families.
3. Women’s Aid – An unrestricted donation of £10,000 to respond to increase demand for their webchat support.
4. Respect – An unrestricted donation of £10,000 to respond to increases in the use of their helplines and webchats and referrals, as well as developing their training to be online.
Cytoplan Ltd, wholly owned by The AIM Foundation, has been classified as an essential business providing vitamin and supplements, that has continued to operate during the pandemic lockdown. The following local organisations were suggested by Cytoplan staff to receive emergency donations, as they are suffering from extra demand, reduction in their normal fundraising capacity and need to adapt their services.
The New Economics Foundation – A grant of £15,000 was made towards the pilot work on developing a Well-being Budget.
Some small grants were awarded at the discretion of individual trustees. Some of these are made as a way of researching and learning about new areas of funding. These are included in the full list at the end of the Financial Statement Annual Report.
Since September 2020 some new grants have been awarded
Family Fund and Covid Response projects
LGBT York Forum – £1000
SIMBA – £1000
Little Village HQ – £1000
British Red Cross – £1000
The Silver Line – £1000
Chelmsford Chess – £5000
Suffolk Community Foundation – £1000
Horn Development Association – £1000
Acorn Children’s Hospice – £2000
St Paul’s Hostel – £2000
St Richards Hospice – £2000
New Starts – £2000
PCC Kempsey – £2000