Cloister challenge

Friday October 9th 2020

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Grants Made


August 2019:   St Catharine's Church, Summer Café: A grant to support a 6 week project to provide food and fun on a Wednesday morning, especially for mothers and children, to those in our local community – Kingsholm in particular – who are in food poverty.


September 2019:   Gloucester Cathedral Breakfast Club 'Plus': to fund a pilot project to bring 'art therapy' to those attending the Breakfast Club.  Pilot to be assessed and using feedback from both clients and tutor decide if the course should be repeated.


September 2019:   Riverside - Newton House: A grant to support the introduction of a 'cookery' course for those residents who will soon be allocated their own accommodation.  To provide nutritional advice and demonstrate that value for money cooking can be both fun and  achievable. Led by a member of staff the grant is sufficient to both pay for all of the equipment needed  for a class of 6 and to pay for the ingredients.

up to £500.00.

October 2019:   Salvation Army:  A grant sufficient to meet the costs of 3 months lunches and evening soup runs carried out every Monday by volunteer Salvationists for up to 80 people for lunch and 40+ people in the evenings.


October 2019:   Gloucester Homes for Veterans:  A grant to pay for essential personal equipment to enable a resident to travel to Lesotho, South Africa for two weeks.  to work with the where he will be helping doing building in deprived areas and because of his I.T background teaching I.T.


October 2019:   City Mission:  A grant sufficient to meet the costs of 100 overnight bed spaces in the Winter Shelter.


October 2019:   Emmaus:   A grant to support both the Winter Backpack Appeal which involves filling as many backpacks as they can with items that will make the winter more bearable for those living on the street and the Christmas project where Emmaus will fill boxes with a hat, scarf, gloves, and some food items, which will be wrapped up like a present to be handed out on their weekly Wednesday soup run providing hot food and drinks to the street homeless.



October 2019:   Cathedral Breakfast Club:  A grant sufficient to support the costs of both the Thursday and Sunday breakfasts  for 3 months.


November 2019:   Walking Rugby:   A weekly event that develops team work, community and both physiological and psychological health in the homeless and vulnerable - the grant will pay for participants to have a snack and a hot drink at the end of the session for 6 months and will enable the organisers to seek a matched grant to cover the whole year.


Without your Support none of this would have been possible - Thank You!