Project Profiles

The Anchor Project

The Anchor Project engages with and supports the most marginalised, vulnerable and isolated people in inner-city Bradford, to improve community well-being and integration.

The 3 year grant from The BRELMS Trust which secured the Co-ordinator’s post has benefited the community, building greater co-support, and enabling the organisation to work together to be more effective in supporting people to improve their life opportunities eg English language skills, ability to navigate the asylum and benefits and housing systems, social interaction skills, and volunteering responsibilities.

Asperger’s Children & Carers Together

Asperger’s Children and Carers Together (ACCT) is a parent-led support group for children and families affected by Asperger’s syndrome and High Functioning Autism. They run activity groups for children and teenagers with Asperger’s and Autism, as well as family days out and other trips. They host weekly drop-in sessions at Activate and monthly meetings for parents and carers.

The 3 year grant will be spent on the core costs of the leisure activities, – sessional staff, volunteers, hire of premises and funds to take part in community activities.

Jorvik Warriors Powerchair FC

Jorvik Warriors Powerchair Football Club is a Charter Standard accredited club, affiliated to the Wheelchair Football Association (WFA) and the North Riding F.A. They provide opportunities for all young people, their parents or carers and volunteers to become involved in Powerchair Football. The club encourages fun, participation and sportsmanship and provides local social opportunities in the York area as well as the chance to meet other players across the Yorkshire League. The club is run by parents and volunteers.

They have been awarded a three-year grant from Children in Need towards the purchase of 6 new powerchairs. The Brelms Trust has also awarded a three-year grant to cover the funding shortfall.

Keighley & Airedale Cancer Support

The Centre was originally created by Rachael and Adele who met at Airedale Hospital whilst receiving treatment for breast cancer. Adele returned to work 2 years after the support group was formed, Rachael decided to work alongside a dedicated team of people who have all been affected by cancer.

The group became a Cancer Support Centre gaining charitable status in 2016, moving to larger premises to meet increasing demand, and now provide diverse services for people affected by cancer in the local area.

The three-year grant from the BRELMS Trust will contribute to the Project Manager and Project Co-ordinator’s costs.

Community Transport Calderdale

Community Transport Calderdale aims to provide transport to those residents of Calderdale and Kirklees who cannot access other forms of transport due to ill health, mental or physical disability, isolation, poverty or social exclusion.

The 3 year grant from The BRELMS Trust is for the adapted bike project for the disabled.

Hull Children’s University

This charity focuses on disadvantaged children in areas of extreme deprivation and children in care and uses volunteers from businesses and Hull University to show children the link between education and future opportunities to support, encourage and inspire them to achieve positive outcomes.

The 3 year grant from the BRELMS Trust is for the operational costs of the Letterbox Co-ordinator working with looked after children.

Kyra Women’s Project

Kyra Women’s Project is a volunteer-led charity based in the centre of York, UK. We support women to make positive changes in their lives by providing a safe and welcoming space where any woman can relax in a non-judgemental environment. They offer a range of courses, therapies, life skills and events for women.

The BRELMS Trust grant for £9,000 contributes to costs of a part-time Administration Worker


Survive seeks to support men and women who have experienced rape, sexual assault as adults or sexual abuse in childhood. They aim to enable them to make sense of their experiences and to assist them with making choices that are right for them as individuals. Additionally, they raise awareness of the relevant issues in the wider community.

The 3 year grant from The Brelms Trust will help to cover core costs.