The Aisbitt Family Fund supports a range of charitable causes with an emphasis on tackling disadvantage and preventative work. Issues being addressed by the groups that receive grants from the Fund include drug and alcohol addiction, mental health issues, young people, particularly those leaving care, homelessness, and domestic violence. Grants are awarded once a year, usually in our autumn round.
One group funded recently is Clocktower Sanctuary that runs services to support young homeless people in Brighton & Hove. That support includes the provision of a safe, drop-in centre, signposting to statutory and voluntary services; and a range of emergency support, such as assistance with ID and a mailing address, showers and clothes washing facilities, food and drink, a telephone service, PCs and the internet and a small crisis fund for the provision of small items such as shoes or emergency travel. In addition, move-on support to help young people make specific changes in their lives relating to housing, health, education, work and learning and a programme of creative, skills building and outdoor activities.