• £7575 to Volunteer Reading Help – volunteers are recruited to give reading help in primary schools, especially in deprived areas where many children come from immigrant families; many of these children do not have English as their first language and can be isolated and made vulnerable by low literacy skills
• £3150 to Home-Start Camden for training volunteers who offer friendship and regular support to needy families with young children, such as single-parent refugee families arriving in the UK to escape a civil war in which they may have lost many of their relatives
• £2000 to The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture; with many refugees entering this country to escape torture a number of very vulnerable people have come into the UK – this grant helped to cover the travel costs of destitute young people attending the new centre in Finsbury Park for regular help
• £1070 to buy musical instruments for the music department at Quintin Kynaston School, a maintained sector secondary school in Swiss Cottage with a high proportion of low-income immigrant families, to encourage the inclusive experience of musical ensemble playing
• £500 to HMP Feltham: Young Offenders’ Institution for young men aged 15 to 21, dealing with foreign nationals from about 40 different countries. This grant provided new foreign language books as a project resource for young offenders in the Induction cells where inmates spent their first few nights