Woodroffe Benton Foundation

Principle Beneficiaries

 Community Links is a community charity, rooted in East London, providing support and opportunities to thousands of people every year - transforming lives for over 40 years and founded on two principles: to find new solutions to old problems and to deliver them with the whole community.

Community Links is a community charity, rooted in East London, providing support and opportunities to thousands of people every year - transforming lives for over 40 years and founded on two principles: to find new solutions to old problems and to deliver them with the whole community.

 Education Links is an Alternative Provision Free School, a specialist education provider, working with young people at risk of permanent exclusion.    Education Links became a Free School on 1st September 2014 having been an independent school since December 2009.

Education Links is an Alternative Provision Free School, a specialist education provider, working with young people at risk of permanent exclusion.

Education Links became a Free School on 1st September 2014 having been an independent school since December 2009.

 Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours have been providing befriending and advocacy services to people in the borough aged 55 and over and experiencing loneliness and social isolation since 1947.

Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours have been providing befriending and advocacy services to people in the borough aged 55 and over and experiencing loneliness and social isolation since 1947.

 Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School is an academy school for 11- to 18-year-olds in the town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England.

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School is an academy school for 11- to 18-year-olds in the town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England.

 Founded in 1989 by Travers Reid along with the late Dr Lena Rustin Action for Stammering Children provides help (throughout the UK) to children and young people who stammer. Since founding the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in 1993 as a national specialist centre to provide speech and language therapy there are now 14 specialist therapists to provide a range of support and therapy.

Founded in 1989 by Travers Reid along with the late Dr Lena Rustin Action for Stammering Children provides help (throughout the UK) to children and young people who stammer. Since founding the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in 1993 as a national specialist centre to provide speech and language therapy there are now 14 specialist therapists to provide a range of support and therapy.

 
 Entering their 17th remarkable year, Streets of Growth’s uniqueness lies in how their interventionists design and interweave ‘targeted’ project programming with relentless street outreach and intervention work to disrupt the cycle of gangs, criminality, violence and hopelessness, and ensure young adults socially and economically thrive out of harms way - providing a place where young adults aged 15-25 years can go to transform their lives and their neighbourhoods.

Entering their 17th remarkable year, Streets of Growth’s uniqueness lies in how their interventionists design and interweave ‘targeted’ project programming with relentless street outreach and intervention work to disrupt the cycle of gangs, criminality, violence and hopelessness, and ensure young adults socially and economically thrive out of harms way - providing a place where young adults aged 15-25 years can go to transform their lives and their neighbourhoods.

 Set in 5 acres of beautiful grounds at the western edge of Crawley Ifield Park Care Home maintains a reputation which is second to none and has been consistently awarded high ratings by the Care Quality Commission since 2006.

Set in 5 acres of beautiful grounds at the western edge of Crawley Ifield Park Care Home maintains a reputation which is second to none and has been consistently awarded high ratings by the Care Quality Commission since 2006.

 Razed Roof is an inclusive performing arts group for people with (and without) learning difficulties and disabilities. The company is made up of adults with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities; elders; and young people from mainstream education.  Based at Harlow Playhouse, an inclusive company of up to forty participants work together for over six hours every Thursday with the support of an experienced team of staff who believe that the performing arts provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for everyone involved.

Razed Roof is an inclusive performing arts group for people with (and without) learning difficulties and disabilities. The company is made up of adults with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities; elders; and young people from mainstream education.

Based at Harlow Playhouse, an inclusive company of up to forty participants work together for over six hours every Thursday with the support of an experienced team of staff who believe that the performing arts provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for everyone involved.


 Offering practical and emotional support to some of the most vulnerable young people in our society Skyway ensures services are available to young people aged between 8 – 25 years old.  Delivering a wide range of community focused activities and programmes via youth clubs, local sports centres, parks, housing estates and on the streets, all of which are FREE at the point of access.

Offering practical and emotional support to some of the most vulnerable young people in our society Skyway ensures services are available to young people aged between 8 – 25 years old.

Delivering a wide range of community focused activities and programmes via youth clubs, local sports centres, parks, housing estates and on the streets, all of which are FREE at the point of access.

 

We provide ongoing support to a number of charities in the form of a commitment to pay a substantial annual grant, in some cases for a fixed period, plus occasional additional amounts when the need arises. During the year under review 24 grants were paid to 20 charities totalling £270,900
(2016: 26 grants to 21 charities totalling £199,300).

We also have a Small Grants Programme processing online applications. 408 applications were considered (2016: 357). 166 grants were made to a total value of £141,000
(2015: 139 grants totalling £132,500).