Project information

Helping disadvantaged / underprivileged children

Providing equipment, for example beds, mattresses, bedding, clothing, floor coverings, cookers or washing machines to disadvantaged / underprivileged children / families in the county of Hertfordshire.
Helping children / familes where all local and specialist charity provision has been explored.

April 2011 - March 2012

Charity information: The Hertfordshire Charity For Deprived Children

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  • Need

    Need

    Reducing the number of children who sleep on the floor - they don't have a bed.
    Families where there is no appropriate floor covering - children are sitting on floorboards.
    Families have no working cooker or washing machine.
    Families are unable to send their children on school day trips.
    Children are potentially being bullied since their clothes are "worn out".

    Solution

    Children's well-being and self-worth will improve - nothing more to add........

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Support children who are facing difficulties that compromise their well-being and self-worth.

    Activities

    » Provide support by providing equipment (beds, bedding, washing machines, cookers) or clothes to those children who are deemed most in need.

    Success will be achieved by receiving positive feedback from children / families and statutory authorities including social care, health and housing


  • Impact

    Impact

    The children who benefit from receiving equipment / clothing will become more self confident and are less likely to be bullied.
    In the longer term they should become better parents.

    Risk

    The main risk is not raising sufficient funds to support these aims.
    There are lots of children in Hertfordshire who require and would benefit from the support of the charity.
    Sponsored walks have been undertaken to raise funds - I (the Treasurer) have raised around £3,500 from two walks and hope to raise over £1,000 from walking The South Downs Way in late May 2011.
    Several trusts have been contacted to provide funding but they have demands that significantly exceed their limited resources.

    Reporting

    Provide updates on a regular basis of the number of children supported and the types of support they have received.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,000 Grant budget The estimated cost in 2011/12 of providing support
  • Background

    Location

    The Charity awards small grants to children in the administrative county of Hertfordshire. Awards are not made to children / families living outside Hertfordshire.

    Beneficiaries

    The beneficiaries of grants will be children and young people who live in the county of Hertfordshire.
    These children and young people will be those who are most in need.
    They will be the most disadvantaged and underpriviledged within the county.
    Although Hertfordshire is a "prosporous area" there are pockets where there are high levels of deprivation.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The four trustees within the Charity ,who process applications for funding, have a wealth of experience within the child care sector.
    There are social work professionals who have each worked for over 25 years within the social care sector.
    Before an application is approved background information is requested from either a social care, health or housing worker.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Barbara Lerner

    A trustee who is also the clerk / secretary of the Charity. Barbara liaises with another trustee to decide if an award should be made.

    Pat Read

    A trustee who processes applications for grants with the secretary.

    Mark Handford

    A trustee (and chairman) who processes applications fr grants with the secretary.

    Diane Hanlon

    A trustee who processes applications for grants with the secretary.

Charity logo

Charity logo

£150

Buys bed/mattress for child sleeping on floor.

Child is very pleased to be playing on new carpet as opposed to bare floorboards.

Social Worker