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This a list of recent grants awarded by The Rayne Foundation.

Awarded grants

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Amount of grant
Grants awarded under our areas of special interest
The area served by the grant
Applicant Project details Amount Area of Special Interest Geographical area Year awarded
Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange Towards the salary costs of a mental health advocate for Gypsy and Traveller people and costs associated with training and resource production. £45,000
Over 2 Years
Other - health Yorkshire & The Humber 2017
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Limited Towards a pioneering collaborative programme, STROKESTRA, designed to enhance stroke recovery for patients and their carers using group creative music-making alongside professional musicians. £10,000
Over 1 Year
Other - arts Yorkshire & The Humber 2019
Refugee Action Towards The Bradford Working English Project. £60,000
Over 3 Years
Other - social Yorkshire & The Humber 2017
Leeds Community Foundation Towards homelessness in Leeds and Bradford £20,000
Other - social Yorkshire & The Humber 2018
Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) Ltd Towards the expansion of TLG's early intervention programme through which trained volunteers provide pupils with one-to-one support in literacy, numeracy and behaviour. £32,000
Over 2 Years
Other - education Yorkshire & The Humber 2015
Straight Talking Peer Education Towards expansion of the work in the West Midlands to run courses in secondary schools about the realities of early parenthood. £40,000
Over 2 Years
Other - education West Midlands 2016
The Clay Foundation Towards artist-facilitated workshops, visits and residencies for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. £22,200
Over 2 Years
Arts as a tool to achieve social change West Midlands 2019
Grapevine Coventry and Warwickshire Ltd Towards organising a critical mass of Coventry’s 300,000 people - (1000) to become active participants and leaders of Connecting For Good which aims to end isolation. £60,000
Over 3 Years
Other - social West Midlands 2021
China Plate Theatre Ltd Towars a 1-year creative healthcare programme aiming to improve healthcare worker wellbeing and develop self and workplace compassion during and post the pandemic. £20,000
Arts as a tool to achieve social change West Midlands 2021
Birmingham YMCA Towards the salary of the Community Engagement Officer at the YMCA's The Orchard Community Hub. £21,000
Over 3 Years
Other - social West Midlands 2015
FareShare Towards FareShare Merseyside to help FareShare distribute food to more charities in North Wales and the North West. £45,000
Over 3 Years
Other - social Wales 2015
Hijinx Theatre Towards Hijinx' Acting for Screen and Television course to improve the work opportunities for learning disabled actors and to address the under-representation of learning disability on our screens £50,000
Over 2 Years
Arts as a tool to achieve social change Wales 2018
Llamau Ltd Towards piloting a primary prevention project working to identify and support young people at risk of homelessness. £30,000
Over 3 Years
Other - social Wales 2020
NoFit State Community Circus Ltd Towards redesigning NoFit State’s vibrant Youth Circus programme to increase accessibility for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. £10,000
Over 2 Years
Young People's Improved Mental Health Wales 2019
NoFit State Community Circus Ltd Towards core costs to safeguard NoFit State's community team and redesign to better meet the needs of the communities it serves. £10,000
Other - arts Wales 2021
Chapter (Cardiff) Ltd Towards developing dementia friendly film screenings. £22,500
Over 3 Years
Arts as a tool to achieve social change Wales 2016
Wales Millennium Centre Towards a choir project bringing together children in care, the families who care for them, and care-experienced people of all ages. £10,000
Over 1 Year
Arts as a tool to achieve social change Wales 2019
Changing Tunes Ltd Towards researching and developing a music rehabilitation programme for Secure Children’s Homes. £20,000
Over 1 Year
Arts as a tool to achieve social change UK-wide 2020
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Towards the Scholarship Fund £50,000
Over 5 Years
Other - arts UK-wide 2017
The Springboard Charity Towards Lambeth's In To Work programme supporting young people into hospitality-related employment. £29,300
Over 3 Years
Other - social UK-wide 2015
The London Pathway Towards Resilient, a long-term programme to protect children & young people with sever mental illness and experience of trauma and deprivation, following discharge from CAMHS, from becoming homeless. £90,000
Young People's Improved Mental Health UK-wide 2021
Association of Charitable Foundations Towards running the Asylum, Refugee & Migration Interest Based Network and the Housing & Homelessness Interest Based Network. £10,000
Over 1 Year
Other - social UK-wide 2016
Ambitious about Autism Towards the part-funding of a Project Manager to increase the employability of young people with autism by raising awareness of autism through training employers/ education partners, and providing wor £45,000
Over 3 Years
Other - social UK-wide 2018
The Trussell Trust Towards a roll out of a national helpline to enable better access to foodbanks and advice. £20,000
Over 1 Year
Other - social UK-wide 2020
Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd Towards a programme of workshops and performances for Elders groups from around the country to come together, develop their work and increase their knowledge of dance techniques. £2,500
Over 1 Year
(OLD) Improved Quality of Life for Older People UK-wide 2015