The first round of the Brighter Futures Grant Programme has now closed receiving 45 applications from organisations from Richmond and Guildford.
The eight successful applicants were selected by the Harlequins Foundation Grant Committee which included Marc Leckie (Head of the Harlequins Foundation), Katherine Bishop (Fundraising Manager), Mark Lambert (Harlequins Player and Chairman of the RPA), Dominic Coles (Harlequins Foundation Trustee) and David Blackburn (Harlequins Debenture Holder).
The successful organisations are;
1. Off the Record, provides counselling for services for young people aged 11 to 24 in the borough of Richmond.
2. Emerge Advocacy, provides support for young people experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis resulting in them needing to go to their local A&E department.
3. Crossways Centre – Me too and co, provides activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs.
4. Feltham Girls Group at Reach Academy, is designed to improve the confidence, resilience and relationship skills of girls who are vulnerable or at-risk at Reach Academy in Feltham and the local area.
5. Action Attainment Ltd enables children with speech, language, communication and sensory needs to achieve and have active lives.
6. Home Start Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow a local charity supporting families of children under five years of age who for various reason find themselves in a time of crisis.
7. Knights Basketball Academy Bursary, is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company based in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames providing running and wheelchair basketball opportunities to more than 250 players.