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.

Alford House is open to young people aged 8-21 and offers a variety of sports, games, creative and recreational activities in a safe and secure environment that is managed by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. It currently provides a range of additional services which at this time includes supporting young people to achieve their potential in education and help to prevent exclusion.

Alford House is open to young people aged 8-21 and offers a variety of sports, games, creative and recreational activities in a safe and secure environment that is managed by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. It currently provides a range of additional services which at this time includes supporting young people to achieve their potential in education and help to prevent exclusion.

Magic Me is an arts charity that brings the generations together to build a stronger, safer community.  Young people aged 8+ and adults aged 60+ team up through shared, creative activity. Intergenerational groups meet on a weekly basis in schools, museums, older peoples clubs, care homes, community and cultural organisations.

Magic Me is an arts charity that brings the generations together to build a stronger, safer community.

Young people aged 8+ and adults aged 60+ team up through shared, creative activity. Intergenerational groups meet on a weekly basis in schools, museums, older peoples clubs, care homes, community and cultural organisations.

Imperial College London is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.

Imperial College London is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.

 
Stuart Low Trust (SLT) is a health promotion charity based in Islington, north London working to ensure that local people, especially those experiencing social isolation or mental distress, have access to the support they need for better health and wellbeing.  The Trust was founded in memory of Stuart Low, a young Islington man with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who took his own life after failing to find the support he needed to cope and aims to counter the downward spiral of mental illness and social isolation by providing a welcoming place of support and community in a non-judgemental space.

Stuart Low Trust (SLT) is a health promotion charity based in Islington, north London working to ensure that local people, especially those experiencing social isolation or mental distress, have access to the support they need for better health and wellbeing.

The Trust was founded in memory of Stuart Low, a young Islington man with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who took his own life after failing to find the support he needed to cope and aims to counter the downward spiral of mental illness and social isolation by providing a welcoming place of support and community in a non-judgemental space.



 

 

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 21 charities totalling £88,900
(2017: 24 grants to 20 charities totalling £270,900).

We also have a Small Grants Programme processing online applications. 512 applications were considered (2017: 408). 209 grants were made to a total value of £198,000.
(2017: 166 grants totalling £141,000).