Brelms Trust CIO

Project Profiles

Assist Sheffield

ASSIST provides relief for Asylum Seekers in the Sheffield area who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.

The 3-year grant will be used to train, support and co-ordinate our volunteers. Our volunteers provide frontline advocacy to clients, run events, work in our accommodation and are part of our leadership team. Some volunteers are also clients and we are keen to develop more volunteering opportunities for people who receive support from ASSIST or have done in the past, particularly around interpreting.

Orb Community Enterprise

The organisation’s Mission Statement has been refined to state “To promote positive mental health and provide better life opportunities to people at risk of the effects of poor mental health” with defined outcomes of: a) increasing inclusion b) empowering choice c) improving skills and confidence and e) developing employability.

The 1-year grant from The Brelms Trust will be used to meet the staffing costs of a series of inclusive, weekly, all abilities ‘Natural Voice Singing’ and ‘Arts & Craft’ groups for individuals experiencing, or vulnerable to, poor mental health.

Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service

This organisation aims to preserve and protect the physical and mental health of individuals in Rotherham and the surrounding area who have suffered any form of sexual violence, sexual abuse, domestic abuse or harassment.

The 3-year grant from The Brelms Trust is to go towards the salary of a Counsellor.

Women’s Health Matters

The organisation builds the skills and capacity of women from Leeds most disadvantaged communities to overcome health inequalities, reaching women who are marginalised because of poverty, ethnicity, disability or traumatic experience.

A 3-year grant was awarded to fund group facilitator costs, venue hire and to contribute to overhead costs.

Greentop Community Circus

Greentop is a dedicated centre for circus arts, based in Sheffield, with over 20 years’ experience of professional circus arts training, youth circus and community workshops and events. They are taking a national lead in developing quality circus as a participatory art-form in social settings.

The grant from The Brelms Trust covers some costs for a Youth Circus Leader to expand the youth workshop sessions.

Manuel Bravo

The relief of financial hardship by the provision of free legal advice, representation and assistance to asylum seekers, migrants and refugees who, through lack of means, would otherwise be unable to obtain such advice.

A one-off grant was awarded to help develop an Outreach Service in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

Thirsk Community Care

For nearly 40 years, Thirsk Community Care has been helping to transform the lives of individuals and communities in the Hambleton and Richmondshire districts of North Yorkshire. to enable and encourage independence, and to increase activity levels and improve quality of life.

They run social care projects to support adults, older people and carers of disabled children to reduce social and rural isolation. A 3-year grant from The Brelms

Trust was awarded for salary costs of a part-time Co-ordinator to oversee the organisation’s activities.