Annual Report 2006-07
The Clubhouse thankfully receives it's main funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the London Borough of Enfield. Smaller grants and donations were gratefully accepted from Data Connection, the Old Enfield Charitable Trust and the Gannett Foundation as well as from private donations.
Since January 2007, funding applications have been made to the following charitable trusts and funding organisations without success:
- BT Community Connections
- Lloyds TSB Foundations
- Comic Relief
- Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Feedback from these unsuccessful applications highlighted that many other organisations are competing for the same pots of money and that our financial position and future stability at the time of applying was unclear. The latter is something that must be addressed in future bids.
We are currently awaiting the outcome of requests to the City Parochial Foundation and TalkTalk.
Future applications will be made to:
- The Henry Smith Charity
- Clore Duffield Foundation
- John Paul Getty Jr.
In addition, we will be able to re-apply to several trusts next year. The priorities will be securing funding for the rent and salaries currently covered by Lottery monies until June 2008.
Enfield Clubhouse is working in partnership with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust to develop the uptake of Direct Payments by service users to purchase Clubhouse places for members as a means of additional income.