Grant Programme Donates over £26,000 in Spring 2020

Grant Programme Donates over £26,000 in Spring 2020

Thanks to the generosity and efforts of our network and the public, we have donated a total of £26,450 in our Spring 2020 grant programme.

The Fine & Country Foundation received a record number of applicants to this round of grants, after an extension to the application deadline, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The successful charities were notified on 16th May, the same day that Government announced that funding for the rough sleeper’s emergency scheme would be coming to an end. Now, more than ever, these non-profit organisations need our help.


Read about the 17 projects you have supported, below:

1. The Meeting Room 

Small, local charity, The Meeting Room, aims to support the homeless, socially isolated and unemployed people in Epsom & Ewell and Mole Valley. Their grant of £1,000 will go towards nutritious hot meals for around 100 clients, which volunteers will be dropping off to clients in need, along with maintaining telephone contact during isolation, to provide much-needed support for their health and wellbeing.  


2. Beacon House Ministries 

Based in Colchester, Essex, Beacon House Ministries offers practical help and medical care, occupational therapies, personal development, and health awareness, working in co-operation with other services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Their £1,250 grant will go towards food and drinks, PPE and cleaning materials, and tents and sleeping bags, in response to the effects of Covid-19.


3. Carlisle Food Bank 

The Carlisle Food Bank aims to provide relief of poverty in those living in the Carlisle City Council area through food donations during crises. Their £566 grant will go towards the cost of a Wi-Fi dongle to accommodate remote referrals, ensuring the safety of volunteers and service users during the Covid-19 pandemic.


4. Tshwane Leadership Foundation 

As an inner city, grassroots, community organisation, committed to socially inclusive urban transformation, this charity in South Africa’s work demonstrates innovative programmes for women and girls, children and youth, and homeless communities. Their £1,000 grant will help to acquire furniture and equipment, initial maintenance and upgrade of the facility, food, toiletries, cleaning materials and administration to prevent and end homelessness on the streets. 


5. PATH Torbay 

Aiming to relieve poverty among the homeless and soon-to-be homeless, PATH Torbay provides support through accommodation, food, facilities and goods for hygiene, advice, and other essentials. Their £2,646 grant will cover the cost of a freezer, items for 4,000 meal bags, packs and boxes, and additional food purchases to supplement donations for six weeks. 


6. Off The Fence 

Providing short term emergency support, medium term care and long-term solutions, Off the Fence supports rough sleepers by giving them access to basic needs, such as food, clothing, good hygiene and ongoing support into permanent accommodation and employment. Their £3,000 grant will pay for 189 sleeping bags for homeless people in Brighton and Hove.


7. Clock Tower Sanctuary 

As the only drop-in day centre in Brighton & Hove for young people, aged 16-25, who are homeless   or insecurely housed, Clock Tower Sanctuary provide vital and life-saving support through addressing immediate crisis needs and providing practical and emotional support to prevent young people becoming part of the long-term homeless population. Their £1,000 grant will go towards nutritious food ingredients to support vulnerable young people in Brighton and Hove.


8. Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire 

Providing a home and meaningful work for previously homeless individuals, Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire has space in their community home for 18 people who volunteer and support the charity’s beneficiaries through education, training, work opportunities. Their £2,988 grant will pay for standard items for 18 companions, including bedding, towels, and toiletries to make them feel at home.


9. Harbour Place Grimsby 

Working with the homeless and those at risk of homelessness, Harbour Place has a focus on working with those who are rough sleeping and living on the streets by providing a place to sleep, sleeping bags, a shower, a warm meal and a change of clothes. Their £1,000 grant will go towards food, PPE and other supplies to support six particularly vulnerable rough sleepers during lockdown.


10. Midland Langar Seva Society 

By means of food and humanitarian support, Midland Langar Seva Society aims to provide support for the homeless and vulnerable. Their £2,000 grant will go towards purchasing the provisions for 12 weeks of hot meal packs for beneficiaries. 


11. Nourish 

Registered with the Department of Social Development in South Africa, Nourish links conservation with community by finding integrated sustainable solutions to issues plaguing conservation and homelessness, such as poverty, low levels of education, and unemployment. Their £1,000 grant will go towards essential food hampers and meals for vulnerable children and households, vegetable seedlings, hand-sewn facemasks, and hygiene essentials.


12. Nuneaton Foodbank 

Operating as part of the Trussel Trust foodbank network for the prevention and relief of poverty in Nuneaton and the surrounding areas, Nuneaton Foodbank provides emergency food supplies to individuals in need. Their £1,000 grant will provide funds to buy food, making up for the decrease in donation during lockdown.


13. SASH 

Working across York, North and East Yorkshire, supporting young people facing homelessness, SASH provides emergency accommodation and supported lodgings with volunteer hosts to help young people escape homelessness for good. Their £1,000 grant will provide support for the additional host expenses, to ensure safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.


14. SPEAR 

Helping people experiencing homelessness in five London boroughs, including, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Merton, SPEAR provides tailored care and accommodation packages to meet the individual needs of clients, addressing the causes of their homelessness. Their £1,000 grant will be used to acquire emergency health and safety equipment to keep staff and clients protected Covid-19.


15. The Henry Ronald Trust

Operating as the EatOut Movement, The Henry Ronald Trust in Zimbabwe is a social impact organisation committed to ending homelessness through sustainable interventions. Equipping vulnerable people with the essential vocational and general life skills that enable them to be financially independent and economically productive citizens. Their £3,000 grant will feed 300 people with three meals a day, basic food hampers and assorted toiletries, all to support people during the pandemic. 


16. The Lighthouse Baby Shelter 

Taking in and caring for abandoned, abused and mistreated babies and children, The Lighthouse Baby Shelter is a stable foundation for these children in South Africa, where they are able to be educated and loved. Their £1,000 grant will help with education fees, food, clothing and other essential items for the children of varying needs.


17. Tracy's Street Kitchen

Devoting love and support to the local homeless community in Nottingham, Tracy’s Street Kitchen gives donated healthy nutritious food care packages and a friendly face to those who need it. Their £2,000 grant will go towards van maintenance, food, supplies and PPE.


Without the public and our agent’s invaluable generosity and commitment, we couldn’t support these important charities.

Please get in touch if you would like to help a charity in your area. For more information about the charities we support, future grant programmes or our fundraising, please contact or call +44 (0)20 3368 8221.

Donate to The Foundation here.  


21st May 2020

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