Friends, Families & Travellers »

Friends, Families and Travellers is a small charity that works with Gypsies and Travellers. The charity runs a health outreach team covering Sussex that supports travellers to access services, reduce social exclusion, challenge discrimination and improve their emotional and physical health. Friends, Families and Travellers received a grant of £2,500 from the Marit and Hans Rausing Fund to help increase access to sports and exercise for young travellers.

Friends First »

Friends First has been tackling homelessness and social isolation for over ten years.

Fun in Action for Children »

Fun in Action for Children are a Brighton-based charity that trains, matches and provides ongoing support to adult volunteers from the local community who act as long-term befrienders to troubled and lonely children from disadvantaged lone parents. The project received £4,000 from the William Alexander Fund in March 2014 towards volunteer expenses. One set of […]

Grow Chichester »

Transition Chichester is a great example of just such a group. Led and run by voluntary members of the local community, the group received a £2,500 grant from the Cragwood Fund last year to support work on its Grow Chichester project at the Bishops Palace Gardens vegetable plot.

Hair Spirit »

Jean West set up Hair Spirit with her friend and co-worker Sarah Esterson in 2011 to offer work experience and vocational training to deaf people in the hair styling industry. The pair received a £905 grant from our Marit and Hans Rausing Fund to host display and training events to bring deaf and hearing hair professionals together. “There are few role models for deaf people working in the industry,” says Jean, who contracted meningitis when she was two that resulted in her loss of hearing. “Accessing vocational and educational opportunities can be very difficult,” she says. “I’ve been for job interviews where all the interviewer wanted to talk about was my deafness. I wanted to talk about my skills. It was a waste of my time, to be honest. They weren’t concentrating on what I could do, rather what the problems might be.”