Case Studies

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Meanwhile Space

Meanwhile Space CIC is a pioneering social enterprise at the forefront of creating vibrant communities by bringing temporarily redundant space into productive use.

Meanwhile Space unlocks underused space for the benefit of community cohesion, placemaking and enterprise.

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Hospital Saturday Fund

All profits made by HSF health plan are channeled to its parent charity, The Hospital Saturday Fund.

Grants are then made to all kinds of medically-associated charities throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland each year.  Assistance is also given to individuals whose illness or disability has caused difficulties.

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The British & Foreign School Society (BFSS)

Inspired by the educational reforms of Quaker Joseph Lancaster, BFSS’s vision is to maximise educational opportunity for all.

BFSS support charitable organisations that reach out to children and young people in remote or impoverished areas, improving inclusivity in education and providing much-needed facilities.

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Talent-Ed helps the brightest pupils from low income backgrounds who are not being stretched and challenged to realise their full potential.

Talent-Ed understands the potential of qualified teachers who were retired or on sabbaticals to nurture the talent of both bright students and expert teachers.

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Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust

The Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust makes grants to support people in Kent including disadvantaged young people, families facing financial or emotional crisis and to community groups.

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The Actors Centre

The Actors Centre is the UK’s leading organisation which supports actors throughout their professional careers.

They have a programme of diverse workshops and masterclasses — led by distinguished practitioners from the worlds of theatre, film and television — The Actors Centre provides an essential space for actors to network, share and create.

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Swire Charitable Trust

The Swire Charitable Trust support a wide range of charities that share the Trust’s commitment to delivering positive and lasting change to UK society.

There are three core funding programmes: Opportunity, Environment and Heritage.

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If a child is unable to read properly at this stage the consequences can be lifelong as they can face difficulties accessing secondary education fully. Schoolreaders helps to address this by recruiting volunteers to listen to children read in primary schools.

The volunteers are matched to an appropriate local school.  The scheme has proved extremely successful, showing the extent of the need for this service, which is free to schools.

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DHL Matched Funding

Match It! provides DHL employees with an opportunity to have their fundraising and volunteering efforts boosted for charities, schools and not for profit community organisations.

Employees can apply to have their volunteering time matched as a donation in recognition of their commitment.