On this page you will find information on the projects we have funded, monitoring reports and advice for applicants.
You can view a list of all the grants we have awarded from 2012-2018 here.
We recently carried out a survey of our Samaritan grant-holding organisations asking them about their experiences of Universal Credit. Read the full report here.
A Review of our Grant Making (pdf, 3.2MB). This is our latest publication with a history of the charity, reports on selected projects and advice for new applicants.
In reports from our Samaritan grantees we ask for a case study. These provide a valuable insight on the lives and daily struggle people face and the role of the supporting agency. We will from time to time feature a case study on our Blog page.
Presentations from our Annual General Meetings
2019 Ingrid Abreu Scherer from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing: Improving wellbeing – how do you know what really works? (PDF)
2019 Skye Curtis, MSc student at the London School of Economics: ‘Unattainable Love Island style bodies’ – understanding what health means to young people with a learning disability (PDF)
Read our blog post about what happened at the 2019 AGM here.
2018 David Finch, Senior Research Fellow at the Resolution Foundation: ‘For the benefit of all? Implementation and challenges of Universal Credit’ (PDF) Watch a video of David’s presentation (with subtitles) here.
Helen Hibberd of Hackney Migrant Centre gave a first-hand account of the issues faced by asylum seekers and migrants. Watch a video of her talk here.
2017 Holly Holder, Health Fellow at the Nuffield Trust: ‘Mind the Social Care Gap: What might the future hold for users, carers and providers? (PDF) Watch a video of Holly’s talk here
Emily Clarke, North and South London Cares, talked about their innovative work bringing young and old people together for social activities (PDF) Watch a video of Emily’s talk here
Simona Florio of the Healthy Living Club spoke about their unique dementia-centered community in Lambeth, South London (PDF) Watch a video of Simona’s talk here
2016 Hannah Aldridge, Head of Analysis at the New Policy Institute, ‘The New Poor: the changing face of poverty in London’
Rita Chadha, CEO, Refugee & Migrant Forum of Essex and London on ‘Migration and Health Care Pre and Post Brexit’.
Ellen Clifford, Campaigns and Policy Manager, at Inclusion London on ‘Poverty and Disability: the impact of welfare reform’.
2015 Dr Jessica Allen, Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, on ‘Health Inequalities in London: developing joint solutions to achieve better health outcomes‘
Sophy Proctor, Director of Read Together, on the practical implications of a small community organisation working within the NHS
Mario Sobczak of Kingston Recovery Initiative Social Enterprise (RISE), on how RISE has worked with public sector agencies to influence local mental health services
2014 ‘Reflections on a rights based approach to homelessness’ Rick Henderson, Chief Executive of Homeless Link
2013 ‘The deserving and undeserving today‘ by Dr Iona Heath. A reflection on the impoverishing effects of austerity and its impact on health.