This charity employs 18 people and has 75 volunteers.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
What it does
Grandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children's lives - especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children. We do this because we want to make children's lives better.
How it works
Provides ServicesProvides Advocacy/advice/informationSponsors Or Undertakes Research
Where it operates
Throughout England And Wales
Who it helps
Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 6 grant making charities totalling £1,883,467
|When||Amount||Donor||To be used for|
|31/05/2018||£25,000||Garfield Weston Foundation||Core Costs|
|31/05/2018||£90,000||Dulverton Trust||Advice and Support Service|
|31/05/2015||£217,370||National Lottery||Grandparents Plus Support Network will expand the support available to grandparents who look after their grandchildren to reduce their isolation and maintain their own social networks. It will also support them to give them the confidence as a guardian. Support will include parenting workshops and developing its member network plus a buddying service, fun days and information and advice service.|
|30/11/2014||£88,600||Henry Smith Charity||towards three years' continuation funding of the salary of the Family Support Manager at a project providing support and services to grandparents who provide care for their grandchildren across England and Wales|
|30/09/2014||£30,000||Dulverton Trust||Kinship Family Support Workshops|
|31/05/2014||£75,000||Henry Smith Charity||towards three years' salary of the Advice Manager at a project supporting grandparents and other kinship carers raising children across England and Wales|
|31/05/2014||£242,058||Esmee Fairbairn||Towards core costs as the organisation transitions to a new business plan and develops new services benefiting grandparent kinship carers.|
|28/02/2014||£50,000||Tudor Trust||over two years towards the costs of developing kinship carer training in parnership with PAC|
|25/02/2014||£1,065,439||National Lottery||The Relative Experience Flagship Project will train 180 older volunteers to work with 370 older family (kinship) carers who are raising children who cannot live with their parents, usually in very difficult circumstances. This Flagship Project will build on the success of our pilot stage project and deliver increased resilience for more older people, helping them to manage the transition of becoming a kinship carer and the related circumstances.|
This charity has 8 registered trustees.
- Dawn Jenkins
- Elaine Farmer
- Hans Stocker
- Jayne Harrill
- Julian Arthur Young
- Natalie Baldry
- Sally Rowe
- Stephen Sowden
THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ("THE OBJECTS") ARE TO PROMOTE THE BETTER CARE, UPBRINGING AND ESTABLISHMENT IN LIFE OF CHILDREN IN PARTICULAR BY (A) PROMOTING THE ROLE OF KINSHIP CARE, AND IN PARTICULAR THE CARE BY GRANDPARENTS, AT ALL LEVELS, PARTICULARLY IN CIRCUMSTANCES OF FAMILY BREAKDOWN, SINGLE PARENTHOOD OR OTHER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS; (B) SUPPORTING AND ADVISING GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER KIN WHO ARE ACTING AS, OR INTEND TO ACT AS, CARERS, PARTICULARLY IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OUTLINED ABOVE. (PLEASE SEE COPY OF THE RESOLUTION ON FILE FOR DETAILS).