Garden Reach Slum Development

An £11,000 ERSF grant to Garden Reach Slum Development has helped finance its Livelihood Support Programme. The money has paid for a vocational training programme – hand embroidery training, tailoring training, kite making, beautician equipment and computer training – along with the associated staff costs and overheads. Some 400 disadvantaged people in the community have […]

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The Sunnybank Trust

Provision of an Advocacy Services to people with Learning Disabilities received a £12,500 boost thanks to an ERSF grant to The Sunnybank Trust. The grant has provided a contribution towards the salaries of two part-time paid staff, professional qualification training costs, volunteer expenses, core costs, and towards the expansion of services in a new project, […]

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Amber Foundation team leader

A £15,000 ERSF grant to the Amber Foundation has helped fund the salary of a team leader at its new centre Farm Place. A team leader will at some point be parent/mentor/policeman and friend to the members of their team as well as their tutor overseeing a range of activities and training designed to help […]

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Canopy Housing Project

A £19,000 ERSF grant to Canopy Housing Project proved vital to helping the organisation finish what was a busy year with a break-even budget. During that time the organisation, which provides ‘self ‘help’ housing opportunities for homeless people, housed six self-helpers and their families. “The grant directly affected the numbers of people we were able […]

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Sane and Enthusiast Volunteers’ Association of Calcutta

Running a model mental health project is what a £15,000 grant from ERSF to Sane and Enthusiast Volunteers’ Association of Calcutta has been used for. It paid for the care of patients at a 50-bed crisis intervention unit, a day care centre and outdoor clinic meeting the costs of junior physicians, nursing staff, other carers […]

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