CLAPA couldn’t carry out our vital services without the generous support of our funders. We receive grants from a number of charitable trusts and foundations to fund the costs of specific projects, such as our Regional Coordinator Project, as well as our core organisational running costs. You can read more about the importance of our funders on our Trust & Grants Fundraising page.
Grants we’ve received recently include:
- The Artemis Charitable Foundation named CLAPA their “Charity of the Year” for 2014/15. They gave CLAPA a generous donation, as well as a sizeable Christmas gift! We were nominated for the award by an Artemis employee, who is also a CLAPA supporter.
- Robert Barr’s Charitable Trust has funded CLAPA since 2007. Most recently, they gave us £10,000 towards our core running costs.
- BBC Children in Need has given us £39,277 to fund our services for children and young people for 3 years, including Family Days, Residential Weekends, and our UK Children and Young People’s Council.
- The Big Lottery Fund England has given us £284,881 under their Reaching Communities Programme for our Regional Coordinator Project in CLAPA’s Central, East of England, and South East England regions.
- The Big Lottery Fund Scotland has given us £199,838 under their Investing in Communities Programme for our Scotland Regional Coordinator Project
- Our loyal supporters at The Childwick Trust have given a generous grant of £10,000 for our services in South East England.
- The Patrick & Helena Frost Foundation has funded CLAPA for nearly a decade. Most recently, they gave us £10,000 towards our core running costs.
- The Robertson Trust has given us £30,000 over 3 years towards our Scotland Regional Coordinator Project.
- The Romeera Foundation, managed by Kearsley Airways Ltd, has given us £10,000 towards our core running costs. We were nominated for the grant by a Cleft Nurse Specialist, who is also a CLAPA supporter.
- The Schuh Trust has given us £9,934 towards CLAPA’s services in our Central Region. We were invited to apply for a grant by an employee at Schuh’s Head Office, who is also a CLAPA supporter.
- The Sick Kids Friends Foundation has given us £24,458 towards our Scotland Regional Coordinator Project.
- The Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate has given us two grants for our work in Scotland under Section 16b of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978. One of the grants part-funds our Scotland Regional Coordinator Project, and the other funds our work with children and young people in Scotland.
- Smile Train, an international children’s charity, has funded CLAPA for many years. Most recently, they have helped to support the Regional Coordinator Project.
- Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has given us £24,458 towards our Scotland Regional Coordinator Project.
A number of funders give CLAPA smaller – but nonetheless indispensable – grants for our services and core running costs.
CLAPA would like to say thank you to each and every one of our fantastic funders. With your help, we give parents one-on-one support, bring families together to form relationships and share coping mechanisms, and help people with a cleft face the future with confidence. Together, we are building a vibrant and welcoming cleft community in the UK.
If you are interested in funding CLAPA, or you have information about a trust or foundation you think CLAPA could apply to, please get in touch with our Trust and Grants Fundraiser, Rowena Knight, at [email protected], or call the office on 020 7388 7399.
If the organisation you work for runs its own trust or foundation and you would like to nominate CLAPA for an award, please visit our Corporate and Company Giving page.