The National Lottery
Funded Project: Community Safety Net (CSN)
The CSN project delivers essential information, advice, guidance, (IAG) services in key areas of Welfare Benefits, Debt and Housing, it is a hands-on service to members of diverse communties in Handsworth and is currently available to residents living within 1.5 miles from the NCA. The IAG services are free, confidential, independent, impartial and open to all.
Total Project Value: £518,292 for 3 years
Grant Funding From Funder: £345,417
NCA In Kind Investment: £42,875
Funding Shortfall: £130,000
The National Lottery Community Fund has also provided match funding of £50,001 for the South Asian Family Support Hub Project.
Funded Project: Housing
The Housing Project focuses on the local marginalised ethnically diverse communities. It acts as a safety net for families with housing needs, which have always existed and have been amplified by COVID and Cost of Living Crisis. we provide families with seamless support through all our projects, looking at housing needs, filling in housing applications, and improving housing conditions. Advocating on behalf of clients with landlords to improve housing conditions. Improve physical and emotional wellbeing through improved standard of accommodation. Empower individuals to manage their own housing applications and to understand housing rights, so that families are stronger and can thrive in their homes.
Grant Funding from Funder: £50,000
The Tudor Trust
Funded Project: South Asian Family Support Hub (SAFSH)
The SAFSH Project focuses on the local South Asian Communities. The Hub will act as a safety net for families with single or multiple complex economic, social, educational, relationship, disengagement, isolation issues that have always existed and have been amplified by the COVID crisis. We provide families with intensive seamless support through early interventions and using preventative measures. We work with families, helping them to engage and interface with agencies, such as education (schools), police, health & social services and other stakeholders.
Total Project Value: £169,661
Grant Funding from Funder: £100,000
NCA in Kind Investment: £19,660
Match Funding from National Lottery Community Fund: £50,001
The Eveson Trust
Funded Project: Nishkam Aasra Hub
The Nishkam Aasra Hub provides emotional, mental, physical and spiritual support to elderly members of the community. The project helps alleviate anxiety, isolation, bereavement, breakdown of existing social networks and supports management of existing health conditions.
Total Project Value: £29,300
Grant Funding From Funder: £25,000
NCA In Kind Investment: £4,300
Action for Race Equality
Funded Project: Windrush Justice Project
The Windrush Justice Project at Nishkam Centre focuses on supporting the Windrush generation. Our aim is to raise awareness, help and advice on how to claim Windrush Compensation scheme. If eligible, to claim compensation, to give applicants the closure and justice that has been a long time in coming. To provide wraparound support services, raise awareness of the scheme, and provide information on eligibility, categories of compensation, impacts and losses as covered by the scheme and how to apply.
Total Project Value: £22,000
Grant Funding From Funder: £22,000
The Access to Justice Foundation
Funded Project: Action for Race Equality
The Funder has received a grant from the Secretary of State for Justice for the purpose of provision of legal support to individuals to resolve their civil and family legal problems.
This project allows us to provide assistance with welfare benefits, helping individuals obtain benefit entitlements, tax benefits, pensions etc. Support through various stages, from mandatory reconsideration to appeals and early intervention support, which is critical in preventing issues from escalating.
With debt, we assist in addressing money problems, such as overpayments and arrears, offer support through budgeting to help our clients recognise priority and non-priority debts. Additionally, we provide guidance on housing issues, including landlord disputes, adaptations, poor housing conditions, and housing applications.
We provide tribunal-based support and representation for welfare benefits. Our service includes advice and legal representation for individuals facing tribunal proceedings. We will apply for permission to appeal, assist with statements of reasons, advise on criteria and descriptors, provide representation and end-to-end support, including referral to legal aid services where needed.
Grant Funding From Funder: £195,300