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Generous Grant from City Bridge Trust

We are thrilled to announce that The City Bridge Trust has generously agreed to fund our work in SE London with a five year grant of £193,000 which will enable us to expand our Families & Schools Together (FAST) programme in Greenwich and Bromley. To read The City Bridge Trust article follow this link.

City Bridge Trust Chairman Giles Shilson said:

“This project has a life-changing impact, helping children to develop coping strategies, express their emotions in a healthy way and improve their confidence, resilience and self-esteem.”

Welcare traces its roots back to 1894 when it was founded as the Diocesan Association for the Care of Friendless Girls, and Christian values s underpin its work across south London and east Surrey.

Welcare runs a range of services supporting young people’s emotional health and wellbeing, from one-to-one sessions to group work and schools-based programmes.

Children have a trained worker they can trust, who helps build their confidence and get to the root of their difficulties. The charity also works with the young people’s parents, making sure they feel supported.

Welcare Chief Executive Anna Khan said:

“Due to their family circumstances, the children we work with often feel disengaged from school and their behaviour in class can be disruptive, which can lead to a downward spiral.  Through our individual and group work, we’re able to help them to manage their behaviour and emotions in a more mature way so they can take advantage of the opportunities open to them at school and in life.

They benefit so much just from having time when someone can focus on them and where they can talk about they’re going through.”

The City of London Corporation’s charity funder, City Bridge Trust, is London’s biggest independent grant giver, making grants of over £25 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital –

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The Diocesan Association of Friendless Girls was founded in 1894 by the Rt Revd Randall Davidson, Bishop of Rochester and his wife Edith.