2009-2010 Grants

Grants Awarded in 2009-2010

The 2009-2010 granting year was dedicated to the Plater Trust’s second theme:  Imaginative projects providing education for people from the most marginalised sectors of society. 
After a careful evaluation process by the Trust’s granting committee and Trustees, a total of £190,060 was disbursed to the following three projects:

Ten Ten Theatre was awarded £89,820 to fund the development and presentation of “Sam’s Story: Young Offenders’ Drama Project.”2013-03-05 Ten Ten Theatre perform at celebration - small

This theatre-in-education project, which was presented in eight young offender institutions across the United Kingdom, conducted a series of workshops and presentations to engage with hundreds of young people, helping them to develop new skills and reduce the risk of reoffending.

St Antony’s Centre received £70,240 to support the Accrington Community and Training (ACT) Centre. Established in direct response to the economic and social exclusion faced by migrant workers in Hyndburn, Lancashire, the ACT Centre works in one of the most deprived local authority areas in the UK to bring language, education and other services to the community, reduce isolation, foster tolerance, develop leaders, increase opportunities and boost participation in the daily life of the area.

Westminster Diocese Deaf Service was granted £30,000 for Signs of Hope.

Signs of Hope logoThis project provides low-cost or free life skills education and support to more than 100 Deaf adults in a culturally and linguistically accessible format using British Sign Language; it helps clients to develop their skills as well as their confidence and assertiveness.  This project breaks new ground in offering these services in Sign Language and engaging a community in its own words.

Sources: Adapted from grant applications