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.
Since the Foundation opened, we have made 175 local charitable grants and invested over £5.5m into the local community.
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 up to 31 December 2019
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 2019.
Aspire2Inspire: Spring Fund £5,000
BPSF funding towards core costs, specifically the salary of the CEO to continue to develop the organisation through new partnerships that can enhance their reach, impact and sustainability.
Agora Arts Circle: Spring Fund £5,000
BPSF funding towards core costs, specifically to enable the organisation to hire an additional member of staff to help them to develop more local programmes.
Connaught Opera: Spring Fund £1,500
BPSF funding towards three free concerts at Hampton Court Palace for older residents in Wandsworth and Lambeth.
Cyber Hive at Caius House: Evolve Fund £258,800
BPSF funding towards Cyber Hive, a drop-in tech hub that will enable Battersea families to play, learn, explore, build and grow through and with technology.
Devas Club: Spring Fund £4,990
BPSF funding towards project costs to develop girls’ football in and around the Battersea area.
Inclusion Arts: Spring Fund £4,865
BPSF funding towards project costs for 15 creative workshops, three trips and at least two events to enhance the health and well-being of residents of the Stockwell Park Estate.
Katherine Low Settlement: Evolve Fund £25,922
BPSF funding is towards the core costs of the organisation.
LPWP: Evolve Fund £45,000
BPSF funding towards the core costs of the network to expand their capacity to work with a wider range of organisations in Lambeth.
Oasis Hub Waterloo: Evolve Fund £265,000
BPSF funding towards the extension of the successful one-year Healthspace pilot, based in Waterloo. The additional funding is to embed successful healthy living interventions into the local community and look to replicate and scale initiatives.
Rotary Club of Battersea: Spring Fund £5,000
BPSF funding towards the annual Christmas Day Lunch for the elderly.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Spring Fund £5,000
BPSF funding towards a Wandsworth-wide creative music project that will take place in all eight SEND schools, supporting 200 young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Sen Talk: Evolve Fund £75,000
BPSF funding towards core costs, specifically to bridge a funding gap.
The Childhood Trust: Spring Fund £10,000 (£5,000 per borough)
BPSF funding towards supporting the Christmas Challenge 2019 which will fund one organisation in Wandsworth and one organisation in Lambeth.
Urban Studio Sessions: Spring Fund £4,995
BPSF funding towards core costs, specifically to train three more tutors in order to meet increased demand.
Wimbledon Foundation: Evolve Fund £16,200
BPSF funding is towards a joint scheme to support medium-sized local organisations in Wandsworth via the Wandsworth Innovation, Skills and Empowerment programme (WISE).