2017-18 Grants

Grant awards 2018

The Trust announced the grants awarded for 2018 at its Celebration event on 22nd February.




The nine successful award winners in 2018 are:

Asylum Link Merseyside £30,000 For an educational and vocational programmes, which form a core section of our provision. The amount requested is £30,000 towards the salary of the Operations manager/Volunteer Coordinator.
Baytree £50,000 Setting up a new Volunteer Service which would also reach out to eight Charities in Young Lambeth Cooperative and Building Young Brixton
Cardinal Hume Centre £39,600 The project will involve running a welcome and assessment service run by volunteers and trained specialist staff for 1,200 people facing homelessness and destitution for one year. The project also involves appointing a researcher to interview service users, staff and volunteers, analyse assessment and outcome data, and report on delivery.
Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) £33,678 For a Safer Futures programme which aims to educate children and young people about creating healthy relationships and how to avoid perpetuating the destructive cycle of domestic abuse.
Marriage Care £40,000 The project aims to deepen the leadership of Marriage Care’s volunteers by engaging them in reflecting more deeply on Marriage Care’s mission, ethos and values, reaching their geographically dispersed volunteers by developing an online module which will be delivered as part of volunteer induction.
Million Minutes £50,000 The aim of this project is to reach out to the mass of young people in the Catholic community, inspiring and resourcing them to put CST into practice In this project, a new engagement officer will work to engage thousands more young people on social action activities. This will collect ‘a million minutes’ of action (averaging 3 hours each).
Noah Enterprise £37,950 This project aims to work alongside people who face serious disadvantage and poverty due to unemployment, isolation and mental health problems, and support them through training (via Noah’s Academy model), to move them closer to employment. The funding is for an Academy Co-ordinator to provide support to people attending Noah Enterprise’s new satellite courses in Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire.
Salford Diocese – Lazarus Project £18,341 The Lazarus project is a pilot project to develop and test out a new model of shaping advocacy and social action in schools & parishes, by people who have the real life experience of poverty. 30 people experiencing grass roots poverty, homelessness and social isolation will be trained in CST and be skilled to work with 270 young people in universities, schools & parishes, to deliver on social awareness, advocacy and action projects in some of the poorest areas in the Diocese of Salford. The methodology and training materials will be disseminated at a national level to diocese and social action organisations through CSAN and the CBCEW Department of Christian Responsibility & Citizenship.
Straight Talking Peer Education. £50,000 Straight Talking Peer Education supports disadvantaged young parents back into the world of education and employment; educates pupils through an understanding of the realities of the responsibilities of parenting and the impact on their future. Teenage parenthood is both a cause and consequence of poverty. The project involves employing a Social Media Campaign Manager to harness the enthusiasm of teenage mothers and young fathers employed by STPE, and teach them to run a Social Media Campaign


The Trust received 33 applications for funding, requesting over £1 million. These were mostly of the highest quality and only the limit on the amount available prevented more proposals from being supported. The Trust provides grants out of the proceeds of its investments from the sale of the original Plater College.  This year, the Trustees were able to allocate £325,000 to support nine projects, the highest number of awards since the establishment of the Trust in 2008.

(Posted 1st March 2018)