Grants from charitable trusts and foundations play a vital role in enabling us to develop new services and programmes.
It can be particularly challenging to secure statutory funding for innovative pilot projects before they have been tried and tested, and we therefore rely on the generous support of trusts and foundations to help get new projects off the ground. Then we are able to prove their value and secure their long-term sustainability.
Capital funding is also an area where we rely enormously on the generosity of trusts and foundations. The purchase and refurbishment of Belsize House, which you can see pictured here, the home of our Swindon Women’s Centre and Family Focus Service, was only possible through generous local and national support.
We have received support from many trusts and foundations over the years and it is impossible to list them all here, but we do acknowledge and thank them every year in our Annual Report and Accounts.
We place great emphasis on building up a close relationship with funders, providing them with regular reports on our activities and on the outcomes for our clients which their support has made possible.
The Saintbury Trust CHK Charities Limited Susanna Peake Charitable Trust
M V Hillhouse Trust The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust
Barnwood Trust Big Lottery: 'Awards for All' Big Lottery: 'Women and Girls'
Charles Hayward Foundation Charlotte Herber-Percy Charitable Trust
Comic Relief: 'Tech for Good' Coutts Foundation The David Thomas Charitable Trust
The Diocese of Gloucester The Esme Fairburn Foundation
European Social Fund Fairshares The Garfield Weston Foundation
Gloucestershire Environmental Trust Gloucestershire PCC
GEM "Going the Extra Mile' The Henry Smith Charity The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire
J. Paul Getty Junior Charitable Trust
The Lankelly Chase Foundation The Monument Trust Morrisons Foundation
Northwick Trust Payne-Gallway Charitable Trust
The Pilgrim Trust The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Shaw Trust
The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust Souter Charitable Trust
Somerset Community Foundation The Spirax-Sarco Group Charitable Trust
Swindon Cares The Summerfield Trust
Walter Guinness Charitable Trust
The Worshipful Company of Pewterers - Pewterers' Seahorse Charitable Trust
The Zurich Community Trust (UK)