Samaritan Grant Case Study: “She Was Left Destitute”

Samaritan grant case study: “She was left destitute”

The Institute of Psychotrauma received a Samaritan grant of £1,250 to help the vulnerable, psychologically traumatised individuals who attend their clinics with small hardship grants in a crisis. The Institute sent us this person's story: "This client was extremely grateful…

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Long Journey Home

Long Journey Home

    Yemi grew up in Lagos, where she shared a room with her parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. She was lucky enough to go to school but life was hard. Her parents tried to find work at the…

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The Changing Face Of Poverty In London

The Changing Face of Poverty In London

The theme of the London Catalyst AGM held on 7th July had been set some time ago but the decision of the electorate to vote to leave the EU added a new perspective. Hannah Aldridge, Head of Analysis at the…

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Silent Secret

Silent Secret

To help our understanding London Catalyst will, from time to time, ‘mystery shop’ or visit a project we have funded. The process is enhanced if we can find the right person, someone with experience and insight, to conduct the review.…

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Patron’s Lunch – Sunday 12th June 2016

Patron’s Lunch – Sunday 12th June 2016

London Catalyst’s Director, Victor Willmott, shares his behind-the-scenes account of the Patron’s Lunch, hosted by The Queen on the Mall outside Buckingham Palace on a rain-sodden 12th June 2016… Dark clouds loomed with foreboding as we walked to the tube;…

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Hospital Sunday

Hospital Sunday

Days of the week have many associations - Super Tuesday, Maundy Thursday, Friday prayers – but what about Hospital Sunday? Hospital Sunday and the Hospital Sunday Appeal The Metropolitan Hospital Sunday Fund was founded in 1873 in order to organise an…

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What Does A Charity Wear On Its Feet?

What does a charity wear on its feet?

No, not sandals. Not these days: more a choice between brogues for the meeting with the commissioner or a pair of trainers to chase down a potential donor; such are the divergent paths charities tread. The brogues stride a route…

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