4th Rochford Scouts

Interim Report on Wheelchair Accessible toilet project: Things have not proved easy but the provision of a new entrance lobby has proved a godsend, and the new toilet is a huge improvement. Please convey our gratitude to your fellow Trustees.

Canvey Island Youth Project

The funding for Core Costs from Charles French Charitable Trust allowed us to continue to support over 900 young people helping them with a wide range of inter-related issues.

We provided counseling, advice and information, education and practical and emotional support. We continued to make a big difference from a small space with a small team of dedicated staff and great and growing number of volunteers, on a low budget.

Chelmsford Boy's Club

Many thanks to your Trust for kindly awarding a grant to us towards our core funding to enable us to help and educate boys through their leisure time activities to develop their physical mental and spiritual capacities.

Frank Haines Memorial Trust

You so very kindly gave a grant to the Frank Haines Memorial Trust. That was such a great help. Thank you again.

Headway East London

The grant has enabled us to offer monthly adapted climbing sessions to members. The budget was spent on paying for 12 group sessions where members were mixed in terms of age and abilities.

All members have shown increased confidence and wellbeing, improved exercise tolerance and improved multi-tasking and co-ordination.

On behalf of everyone we thank the Charles S French Charitable Trust for its kind support of our Climbing Group.

Immediate Theatre

We would like to thank Charles S French Charitable Foundation for their generous donation towards our Estate Based Youth Theatre work in the Hackney community. We have been able to engage almost 200 young people who are in need of support and life skills in order to progress. Thank you for this opportunity to continue our vital work.

Kids N' Action

As a result of your grant, we were able to put on a five day spring holiday play scheme for over 450 disadvantaged, SEN and even some disabled children aged 3-13 years. Thank you for your on-going recognition and understanding of the need, which you have translated into tangible support.

Ministry of Stories

We, at the Ministry appreciate support in every way and the grant received from Charles S French Charitable Trust has contributed towards the delivery of a range of innovative writing programmes and one to one mentoring for children aged 8-18 in Hoxton.

In the past year our young writers have delivered speeches at the Houses of Parliament, explored culinary writing and worked with illustrators to create picture books. We would like to thank the Trust for their support that helps us to champion the writer in every child.

Royal National Children's Foundation

Thank you for your support with a grant to support a vulnerable child for a year. When we first met Ali in late 2013, she was struggling to cope with her home life. Once home from school she was required to undertake various home chores before she could begin her homework. Caring for her mother took priority over school work.

Ali is now 16 years old and doing very well at school. Assisted Boarding has offered her structure and stability, where she benefits from the pastoral support she desperately needed. She is described by the Deputy Head as being “a valued student who is making the most of her opportunities”. Since starting at her school “her academic reports show that she is a strong student who is making good progress in all areas and excellent progress in Music”. Ali is continuing to thrive in the boarding environment, thanks to the funding from the Charles S French Charitable Trust.

Sick Children's Trust

Thank you again for your support of The Sick Children’s Trust, and your donation towards our ‘Home from Home Stevenson House.