Just Different »

A classroom of Year 1 and 2 children is watching with curiosity as Alison, one of the Just Different presenters, prepares herself to start her workshop with them. Alison’s mother took a quarter of one Thalidomide tablet when she was pregnant which resulted in Alison being born with short arms. The children clearly have a lot […]

Gladrags Community Costume Resource »

Gladrags Community Costume Resource comprises of over 5,000 costumes and other items and brings the magic of costumes to community groups and organisations, including children and young people projects, schools, colleges and amateur and fringe arts. The group received a grant of £4,765 from our Marit and Hans Rausing Fund to support workshops for eight-11 year olds. The sessions will teach the children practical sewing skills and provide dress-up activities for younger children (aged three-12) with the aim of increasing social interaction and encouraging creative play.

Pett Older People’s Project »

Pett Older People’s Project (or POPP) is a day centre and community hub for older, isolated and lonely people, living on the outskirts of Rye, Pett, Pett Level, Winchelsea Beach and Fairlight areas of East Sussex. They received a grant from our Pargiter Trust Fund for £1,600 to help meet transport costs, volunteer training, hall […]

Sunbeam Swimming Club »

The Sunbeam Swimming Club was established over thirty years ago and its weekly sessions offer people with learning and/or physical disabilities to swim socially or competitively together at the Pavilions in the Park leisure centre in Horsham.

Hastings and Rother Credit Union »

At the root of many of the challenges facing local communities is financial deprivation and economic inactivity. Hastings & Rother Credit Union (H&RCU) provides a community-based savings and loan service to local, often low-income, clients whom mainstream banks have turned their backs on. Hastings and Rother remains a low-wage, benefit-dependent area. Child poverty stands at over 25% and poor transport links compound people’s financial and social exclusion.