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The Battersea Power Station Foundation is committed to grantmaking that is as transparent to the public as possible

Overview of funding

We aim to be transparent about how we work, what we fund and how much we invest, and each year we publish the key stats. We closely monitor our investments to ensure they continue to meet priorities and to better understand how we can improve our performance.

You can read more about some of the grants we’ve made in The Journal.

Statistics

Since the Foundation opened, we have made 160 local charitable grants and invested £4,922,132 into the local community.

Annual list of grants

The Battersea Power Station Foundation is committed to grantmaking that is as transparent to the public as possible. As part of that effort, the Foundation publishes information on an annual basis about our grants.

The list below does not represent a complete record of the types of organisations and programmes that we may support but should give you a flavour of the kind of work we like to fund.

Grants made in the year to 31 December 2018

Grants are included in the Statement of Financial Activities once they have been approved by the Trustees and grantees informed. This is a list of the new grants awarded in 2018.

Active Communities Network: Evolve Fund £109.500

BPSF funding towards offering young people at risk of youth violence a structured, intensive long-term programme of activity to enable greater social/economic mobility

A.I.M.High: Evolve Fund £60,840

BPSF funding towards a partnership to raise aspirations and provide positive opportunities for personal and skills development to Battersea young people

ArtCity Nights Limited: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards project costs to part fund the Outreach and Participation Programme of the annual arts festival which works specifically with local Wandsworth residents

Battersea Befriending Network: Spring Fund £1,650

BPSF funding towards project costs for the running of the 2 x 3-day course and DBS checks for volunteers

Baytree Centre: Evolve Fund £60,000

BPSF funding towards capacity building of their 150-member volunteer service, to better serve their users and the wider community in Lambeth

Brixton Wings: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards their early intervention music classes

Business Launchpad: Evolve Fund £50,000

BPSF funding towards a partnership with Caius House to stabilise and sustain Caius House for future generations

Caius House: Evolve Fund £50,000

BPSF funding towards a loan to catalyse revenue growth and further solidify the financial position of the charity

Carers4Carers (C4C): Spring Fund £4,960

BPSF funding towards core costs to enhance current services for carers and influence future growth and development by building an organisation run by carers for carers

Chelsea Football Foundation: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards a project tackling issues around childhood obesity with workshops on nutrition, physical activity and tooth decay

Citizens Advice Wandsworth (CAW): Spring Fund £4,855

BPSF funding towards repeat funding to pilot a new cross agency referral platform

Coin Street Centre Trust: Spring Fund £4,750

BPSF funding towards a project to support disadvantaged young people into education, training or employment

Create: Spring Fund £4,013

BPSF funding towards a project bringing together disabled and non-disabled young people to deliver high quality arts to the local community

Digital Works Spring Fund £2,000

BPSF funding towards project costs to produce a collaborative multimedia project documenting the history of the Tooting community

Eye Music Trust Spring Fund £4,620

BPSF funding towards project costs for an annual festival providing access to sensory arts to those young people with special needs in the local community

Free2b: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards core costs, specifically the part time salary of the Principal Lead

Fuelbanks and Families (FBAF): Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards the core costs of FBAF Wandsworth and Lambeth fuel bank service

Future Skills Training (FST) Spring Fund £4,900

BPSF funding towards core costs of the CEO to help them more effectively plan and grow the organisation

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity: Evolve Fund £147,213

BPSF funding towards additional core costs related to the successful partnership, funding a childhood obesity programme that is based in a school in North Lambeth

Hatch Enterprise Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards project costs to provide two large scale events to support young entrepreneurs in Lambeth

High Trees Development Trust: Evolve Fund £25,000

BPSF funding towards a capacity building exercise to help the organisation effectively compete for funds in a very competitive climate

Iconic Steps: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards a pilot project of monthly personal development sessions to give hard-to-reach young people exciting opportunities to develop essential skills through media training

Integrate Agency CIC: Evolve Fund £25,000

BPSF funding towards a cybersecurity training programme focused on Lambeth lone parents

Integrate Agency CIC: Evolve Fund £95,000

BPSF funding towards the development of a robust online platform for volunteer brokerage

Jamie’s Farm Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards core costs to run Jamie’s Farm at Oasis Farm Waterloo to boost the self-esteem, engagement and behaviour of 250 disadvantaged young people

KIDS: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards project costs for the transportation of 40 disabled children and young people to Lady Allen Playground in Wandsworth each Saturday

Kings College Hospital Charity (KCHC): Spring Fund £1,000

BPSF funding towards core costs to support the good work they are doing in the local community

KwaAfrica: Spring Fund £4,962

BPSF funding towards core costs to continue local outreach work in Wandsworth

Lambeth GP Food Co-op (LGPFC): Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards core costs to expand and to engage with more GP practices across Lambeth

Link Up Battersea: Evolve Fund  £100,000

BPSF funding towards additional support to help expand its service beyond Battersea

Little Village Wandsworth: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards core costs to focus on extending opening hours of their organisation to give greater flexibility to families in need of baby clothes and equipment

Pitchbend Productions: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards the Circus Festival project as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018

Parallel Youth Enterprise: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards project costs to expand a school holiday summer camp programme

Place2Be: Evolve Fund £40,000

BPSF funding towards supporting five schools, located within a five-mile radius of the Power Station, with a comprehensive package of mental health services

Redthread Youth Ltd: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards project costs towards the continuation of their Youth Violence Intervention Programme at St George’s Hospital

Royal Trinity Hospice: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards a pilot project that will address the challenge of fragmented wrap around services for end of life care

Scariofunk: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards project costs to increase access to free one-hour dance workshops in Devas Youth Centre in Battersea

School Grounds Sound: Spring Fund £4,750

BPSF funding towards project costs to run 10 introductory music production workshops for eight young women

South London Cares: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards core costs to continue running the Lambeth cross generational social club service for 12 months

St Johns Senior Citizens Project: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards project costs to run a hyper-local Senior Citizens Social Club for six months

St Michael’s Battersea Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards project costs to create a cross-generational gospel choir in St Michael’s Church 

Tara Arts: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards a community led theatre project made for and delivered by the local community from their own stories

The Advocacy Academy Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards core costs to deliver the Social Justice Leadership Fellowship for 2018/19

Theatre503: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards a project for local residents to create new writing in order to enable and celebrate new voices and stories from the Wandsworth area

Transport for All: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards core costs, to support the Information, Advice and Advocacy Service and helpline, assisting disabled and older people using transport in London and to develop the Disability Equality Training sessions they deliver to transport providers

Tulse Hill Singing Group: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards core costs to secure a rehearsal venue, professional choir master and marketing for this Lambeth community choir

Unicorn Theatre: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards a project between the Unicorn and Stockwell Primary, designed to involve parents and carers as active participants, enhance the school’s creative offer, give the children exciting and memorable creative experiences and empower families to take ownership of the Unicorn as their local arts space

Wandsworth Care Alliance (WCA): Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards core costs of the organisation, which helps to improve the health and well-being of Wandsworth residents

Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards formalising and facilitating a BME Young Peoples Mental Health Network

Wandsworth Older People Forum: Spring Fund £5,000

BPSF funding towards core costs of the quarterly newsletter