This has been and continues to be a difficult year for everyone, not least our grant applicants who applied in 2019. Whilst some charities that we have supported have had no choice but to delay their work programmes many have been able to adapt to working remotely with their young clients and continuing to give support or training. SITC Trustees have been keen to encourage flexible approaches to service delivery amongst our charities or to agree to hold over grants until normal operations can be resumed.
At our latest meeting on October 15th we received a report from DePaul about the efforts that they have made to continue their service provision. Despite having to close Sherborne House for a period they were able to adapt their services and also to undertake new forms of support-including accepting the running of a Travel Lodge hotel to house 170 homeless people!
In 2019 we received the largest number of grant applications in the history of Sherborne in the Community. This gave the trustees a tough task with many interviews and visits. There is some incredible work going on in London to help those needing support and it was a privilege to hear about this work in person.
The result of the process in 2019 was 6 recipients receiving grants totalling around £23,000.
GRANTS FOR 2021
We are looking forward to receiving new applications for grants for 2021. The window for applications opens on 1st December 2020 and lasts until 31st January 2021. Anyone interested in making application should do so following the guidance provided under the Grants section of this website.