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We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional to support and develop our community grants work.
The perception of Richmond-upon Thames as a wealthy Borough masks the high levels of poverty, as highlighted in the publication On The Edge, an independent research report published last year. We are keen to strengthen our grant-making capacity to address need in our area of benefit – the Hamptons, Teddington, Twickenham and Whitton.
The successful candidate will demonstrate maturity and an understanding of all aspects of poverty. The role will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, relationship-building, numeracy, IT and administrative skills.
At least 3 years’ relevant experience is essential and an excellent knowledge of the voluntary sector.
To apply, please email your CV and covering letter addressing the job description and person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 23 October at 5pm.
We regret that we are unable to respond to all applicants.
In July 2018 the Trustees awarded £111,200 to 8 local community groups and charities.
Richmond Carers Centre provides practical support, advice and information to people of any age who care for others who are dependent on them. The support provided includes: 1-1 support (face-to-face and on the phone), counselling and complementary therapies, respite breaks, workshops, groups and activities. A grant of £24,000 will pay towards an additional part-time Adult Carers Support Worker to strengthen the existing team and increase the support the centre can offer to adult carers.
Learn English at Home is a charity that mainly works with ethnic minority adults, including refugees and migrants, who are socially isolated and vulnerable due to lack of English language skills. LEAH offers 1-1 English teaching in the clients’ homes for those who are unable to attend community base lessons due to e.g. caring responsibilities or disabilities. The charity also offers some group classes in the community, including basic literacy skills as well as trips and social activities. Most of the teaching is provided by volunteers. A grant of £14,000 will go towards the charity's 1-1 home service and contribute towards their ESOL for Life classes in Whitton.
Home-Start Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow supports families in crisis through 1-1 weekly support by a volunteer. The volunteer can support the family in many ways: accompanying the parent on visits; or playing with a child to develop social and communication skills, which in turn can help the parent improve their parenting skills. A grant of £35,000 will pay towards the salaries for two Co-ordinators, supporting at least 35 families in our area of benefit.
Kick London is a charity that provides a number of services for schools including Street Dance to engage young people to be active; sports teaching as part of the PE national curriculum lessons; lunch/after school clubs and a mentoring scheme for children and young people from troubled backgrounds. A grant of £8,000 will pay towards a weekly mentoring scheme in Teddington School over three terms, providing 1-1 mentoring for 20 children and young people from our area of benefit.
We are now accepting fuel grant applications for our Individual Grants Panel Meeting in November 2018. The deadline date for applications is Friday 26 October 2018.
If you are thinking of changing fuel suppliers and would like to benefit from our fuel grants please contact us before switching over. This is because we are unable to work with all the suppliers in the market. Currently we only work with the following companies: British Gas, Co-operative Energy, EDF, EON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE (Southern Electric) and Utility Warehouse. If you would like to know more, please call us on: 020 8941 7866.