Wessex Youth Trust News

New Grants Approved

Posted 19.04.2017

A grant total of £145,537 was awarded in January 2017.

New Grants Approved

Posted 09.01.2017

The following grant totals were awarded between June 2015 and June 2016:

  • June 2015 - £116,738
  • November 2015 - £126,664
  • June 2016 - £108,225

New Grants Approved

Posted 02.02.2015

At their meeting at the beginning of January 2015 the Trustees approved grants totalling £62,359 to the following charities: Angel Shed, Cardboard Citizens, Edinburgh Young Carers, Freewheelers, St Edmunds Society, Sports4Life, Spitalfields Music, SNAP-Special Needs & Parents, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Dartmouth Caring, Friday People, Footsteps Foundation, Young Devon, Brent Centre for Young People.

New Grants Approved

Posted 08.09.2014

At their meeting in June 2014 the Trustees approved grants totalling £97,770 to the following charities, Blind in Business, Caring for Life, Children's Adventure Farm Trust, Drake Music Project Northern Ireland, Happy Days Children's Charity, Jessie May Trust, Kidscape, National Centre for Circus Arts, HopScotch Children's Charity, Venture Trust, Mary Hare Foundation, Friends of Castledon School, Over the Wall, Orcadia Creative Learning Centre, Perth Autism Support, Reading Mencap, Whoopsadaisy.

New Grants Approved

Posted 06.01.2014

At their December 2013 meeting the Trustees approved grants totalling £58,926 to the following charities, Half Moon Young People's Theatre, Spitalfields Music, Children with Cystic Fibrosis, The Hub, Hearts & Minds, Sound Waves South West Music & Music Therapy Trust, Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, Teens Unite Fighting Cancer and London Air Ambulance

New Grants Approved

Posted 01.07.2013

At their meeting in June 2013 the Trustees made grants of £45,713 to 10 charities including Autism Wessex, Caring for Life, Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT), Edinburgh Young Carers Project, Happy Days Children’s Charity, Limes Community & Children's Centre, Bath Institute of Medical Engineering, Colchester Carers Centre, Junction Foundation and Sport4Life UK.

New Grants Approved

Posted 01.12.2012

At their meeting in November 2012 the Trustees made grants of £23,796 to 5 charities including Blind in Business, Freewheelers Theatre and Media Ltd, St Mary's Wrestwood Children's Trust, One in a Million and Teens Unite Fighting Cancer.

New Grants Approved

Posted 10.07.2012

At their meeting on 14th June 2012 the Trustees approved grants of £56,173 to the following charities:

  • Caring for Life
  • Downside Up Charitable Trust
  • Happy Days Children's Charity
  • HopScotch Children's Charity
  • Pathway Project
  • Ufton Court Educational Trust
  • Adventure Unlimited
  • Carers Lewisham
  • Hearts and Minds
  • Archway Project
  • Ignito
  • BigKid Foundation
  • School-Home Foundation

New Grants Approved

Posted 13.01.2012

Following the June 2011 meeting further grants totalling £23,200 were made to the following charities:

  • Jennifer Trust
  • Prospex
  • West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust
  • Children's Adventure Farm

At their meeting in December 2011 the Trustees approved grants totalling £56,039 to the following charities:

  • Freewheelers Theatre
  • Wessex Autistic Society
  • New Horizon Youth Centre
  • Straight Talking Peer Education
  • Place2Be
  • Drake Music Project Northern Ireland
  • Limes Community & Children's Centre
  • Perth & Kinross Association
  • Life Education Wessex
  • Bridge to Cross

New Grants Approved

Posted 27.07.2011

At their meeting in June the Trustees approved grants totalling £47,352 to the following charities:

  • Centre of the Cell
  • Demelza Hospice Care for Children
  • Caring for Life
  • Debate Mate
  • Circus Space
  • Envision
  • Apples & Pears Play Association

New Grants Approved

Posted 10.01.2011

The Trustees met at the beginning of December and approved grants totalling £56,851 to the following charities:

  • Chase Hospice Care for Children
  • Straight Talking Peer Education
  • New Horizon Youth Centre
  • Edinburgh Young Carers Project
  • Freewheelers Theatre Co
  • Jessie May Trust
  • Lothian Autistic Society
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
  • Friendship Works

Royal Visit: Image Gallery

Posted 15.12.2010

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  • TRH visit New Horizon Youth Centre in Kings Cross
  • TRH visit New Horizon Youth Centre in Kings Cross
  • TRH tour Circus Space in Hoxton
  • TRH tour Circus Space in Hoxton
  • Centre of the Cell in Whitechapel
  • Centre of the Cell in Whitechapel
  • TRH Visit the London Nautical School in Southwark to meet students participating in a Debate Mate programme
  • TRH Visit the London Nautical School in Southwark to meet students participating in a Debate Mate programme
  • TRH Visit the London Nautical School in Southwark to meet students participating in a Debate Mate programme
  • The Earl of Wessex at Deutsche Bank
  • Meeting Colin Grassie, UK CEO Deutsche Bank
  • Opening Deutsche Bank's new Prime Brokering Offices

The Wessex Youth Trust and Deutsche Bank Host Royal Visit to Key London Charities

Posted 25.11.2010

Thursday 25th November 2010: The Wessex Youth Trust, the charitable foundation of Their Royal Highnesses (TRH) The Earl and Countess of Wessex , today hosts a tour in conjunction with its main corporate partner, Deutsche Bank, to some of its beneficiaries in the East End of London.

TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex will be joined by senior executives from Deutsche Bank in London for a visit to some of the charitable organisations selected and supported by the Trust, via Deutsche Bank funding.

Founded in June 1999 and initially funded by the photographic and media royalties generated by the royal wedding, the Wessex Youth Trust was set up to help, support and advance registered charities which provide opportunities for children and young people. In that time it has distributed some £1.3 million to over 154 charities, both in the UK and internationally.

The Trust's partnership with Deutsche Bank, which began in 2004 arose from a number of shared objectives - namely to enable disadvantaged young people to access more opportunities and therefore achieve their full potential.

In this time, the Wessex Youth Trust and Deutsche Bank have worked together to identify a number of small, grassroots projects across the Greater London area . Over 22 charities to date have benefited from this partnership with an investment of £200,000 in 32 small grants.

Today sees Their Royal Highnesses (TRH) The Earl and Countess of Wessex and senior executives from Deutsche Bank visiting some of these organisations:

  • New Horizon Youth Centre in King's Cross - a day centre providing a range of services for up to 2,500 vulnerable and homeless young people a year. The WYT/ DB grant will enable them to maintain this service over the Christmas period.
  • Circus Space in Hoxton - a centre of excellence for circus skills. A WYT/DB grant helped fund summer schools for inner-city young people aged 11-18.
  • Centre of the Cell - based in Whitechapel, is a dynamic education centre which uses science to inspire young people, raise career aspirations and improve academic attainment. 300 children from East London have participated in Numerous projects as a result of a WYT/DB grant.
  • Debate Mate for students in Southwark and Lambeth - two grants have been made to Debate Mate which have facilitated five debating clubs in schools across deprived areas of Greater London. Some 125 young people have participated and enjoyed learning new life skills and improving their communication and self-esteem.

Commenting on today's tour, Kate Cavelle, Director of Corporate Citizenship UK at Deutsche Bank, said:
"Our partnership with the Wessex Youth Trust has enabled us to support a number of grassroots community organisations that otherwise might fall below the radar. This tour is an excellent opportunity for colleagues to see the impact Deutsche Bank funding is having in our local communities."

Mark Foster-Brown, Chairman of The Wessex Youth Trust added:
"Tours such as the one today bring to life the work that The Wessex Youth Trust has achieved over the years. We are delighted to be supported in this work by Deutsche Bank. Together we are positively affecting the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged, young people across London."

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