Supporting the children, families

and communities of Southwark

WHAT WE DO

Founded in 1885, Charterhouse in Southwark is one of the longest serving charities in London. We provide funds to help the young people of Southwark by raising their aspirations beyond limits imposed by their circumstances.

We work in partnership with a number of service providers for children in the Borough to achieve these aims.

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OUR HISTORY

The charity was founded as ‘The Charterhouse Mission’ in 1885 by Old Carthusians of Charterhouse School and initially located at 40 Tabard Street where the First Missioner, JG Curry, also lived with his family.  Volunteers from the school and the community helped Curry run clubs for men and boys in the parish but, before long, Tabard Street could not contain the work nor the large congregation and in 1890, funds were raised to build St Hugh’s church and acquire nearby 32 Crosby Row.

 

In 1930, the charity decided to extend its mission to include women, which is when 39 Crosby Row was acquired for their use.

While a variety of projects achieved huge success in the community for decades, in 2008 the Trustees believed to better serve the borough going forwards, Charterhouse in Southwark should become a fundraiser rather than a direct provider of services. The charity ran The Arc Nursery until March 2009, when its operation was passed to an unrelated charity on a commercial lease.

 

Trustees of The Charterhouse in Southwark Endowment Fund (a related charity) joined with us in October 2010. The income from both charities contributes to the disengaged, vulnerable and disadvantaged children living locally.

 
The Charterhouse, City of London

LONG-LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

Charterhouse in Southwark has very strong relationships with The Charterhouse in Clerkenwell and Charterhouse School in Surrey, one of Britain’s longest established independent schools. To honour our link with the school, Charterhouse in Southwark offer a biennial scholarship to a child from Southwark to attend Charterhouse Sixth Form. The scholarship aims to create equal opportunities for less privileged children.

OUR IMPACT

2020/21

£94,150

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£2,000

BRIDGE THE GAP STUDIOS

Contribution towards a social enterprise using creative arts to reduce youth offending. 

£5,000

CHILDREN'S LITERACY CHARITY

Helping to fund specially trained literacy tutors work with disadvantaged children in Southwark schools. 

£5,000

THEATRE PECKHAM

Contibution to help fund accessible routes into the creative industries for young people through theatre. 

£9,300

BURGESS SPORTS

Funding for the holiday multi-sport camps and food programme'.

£4,900

GLOBAL GENERATION

Working with young people to create environmentally responsible communities. 

£1,160

DREAM BELIEVE ACHIEVE

Funding towards female youth engagement programme. 

£10,000

THE ACCESS PROJECT

Funding towards supporting disadvantaged students to access top universities.

£8,000

LONDON COMMUNITY BOXING

Contributing towards the costs

of the club.

£9,895

£10,000

PEMBROKE HOUSE

BOST

Supporting children's transition to secondary school through the PAM music academy.

Funding towards sports coaches at Marlborough Sports Gardens.

£8,000

TIME AND TALENTS

Core funding towards the running of the children's programmes. 

£4,000

THE WORKING PARTY

Funding a Latinx Youth Theatre programme in Rotherhithe. 

In addition to honour our relationship with Charterhouse School, we offer a biennial scholarship to a child from Southwark to attend Sixth Form.

2019/20

£106,770

2015/16

£94,869

2018/19

£114,349

2014/15

£122,242

2017/18

£108,924

2013/14

£84,406

2016/17

£89,092

2012/13

£80,293

 

MEET THE TRUSTEES

GEORGE HANKEY


CHAIRMAN

George joined the board of trustees in 2018. He trained as a solicitor at Simmons & Simmons where he worked for 8 years before joining Troy Asset Management in 2014. George became Chairman in 2020.

WILLIAM NAUNTON


TRUSTEE

William has been involved with Charterhouse in Southwark since 2010. William, a lawyer, currently heads up the Real Estate practice at DLA Piper. He has acted for a variety of fund managers and institutional investors for many years in their direct real estate portfolios. He is experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate, including investment, development, joint ventures and structured real estate transactions. 

ALEX PETERKEN


TRUSTEE

Dr Alex Peterken was appointed Headmaster of Charterhouse in January 2018 and shortly after became a Trustee of Charterhouse in Southwark.  Alex started his teaching career at Charterhouse, where he taught for eleven years.  He moved to Cheltenham College in 2008 where he was Deputy Headmaster in September 2010.

MADELEINE ALDRIDGE


DIRECTOR

Madeleine joined Charterhouse in Southwark in 2017 to run the day to day operations of the Trust. She has lived in Southwark for nearly 20 years and for many years worked in design. In 2015 she completed a degree in Social Work at London Southbank University.

JOHN GILLESPIE


TREASURER

John has been a long standing Trustee and Treasurer since 2006. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 whilst at KPMG and has since worked at FirstGroup plc and World Fuel Services. In November 2017 he joined Audiotonix Group Limited.

ELIZABETH BARRETT


TRUSTEE

Libby studied chemistry at the University of Bristol and since 2010 has been working as an Investment Manager at Rathbones Investment Management, specialising in managing investments for charities.

Libby has been a Trustee of Charterhouse in Southwark since 2013. 

TRISTAN PARSONS


TRUSTEE

Tristan, our youngest and newest Trustee, joined the board in 2018.

He studied music at Manchester University, finishing in 2013 and now works as a music industry professional with Atlantic Records, a division

of Warner Music. He lives in Southwark and is a keen violinist.

ANN KENRICK


TRUSTEE

Ann became the first female Master of the Charterhouse in February 2017 and at the same time became a Trustee of Charterhouse in Southwark. Ann was previously Secretary-General of the Franco British Council for 21 years and was awarded an OBE and the L'ordre national du Mérite. A Southwark Civic Award in 2008 recognised her local work for schools and the environment. Ann was also Chair of the London Cycling Campaign.

APPLYING FOR A GRANT                             

Charterhouse in Southwark is pleased to have the funding application process open again. 

For all new applications please email ahead of submitting to ensure that the charity is in a position to consider your application.  email: info@charterhouse-in-southwark.org.

Charterhouse in Southwark is a grant-making trust which supports charitable organisations that run programmes and projects for disadvantaged young people in the Borough of Southwark.

Trustees meet three times a year to review applications - February,  June and October.

Please do not leave your application to the last minute. Submitting well in advance of a trustee meeting means we will be able to consider your application. Applications received less than a month before a meeting will roll over to the next one. 

To help plan your application, please note the calendar of trustee meetings and 

email ahead of applying to ensure your organisation fits within the Charterhouse in Southwark criteria

  • Applicants will need to be able to provide at least one set of legally compliant accounts.

  • They will also be required to provide an organisational budget for the coming year.

  • Arrange a visit to your organisation as part of the assessment process.

 

To submit an application form, please download (right click) and digitally complete the pdf below. Alternatively, this form can be printed, filled by hand and posted to our address.

If you have any queries regarding our application process, please email us at;

info@charterhouse-in-southwark.org

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Burgess Sports

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Burgess  Sports

 

Burgess Sports was formed in January 2011 as a group of informal

sports clubs and has grown in size and impact ever since. Since 2011,

the organisation has connected with thousands more residents, created

new partnerships, become and official registered charitable organisation,

generated new income streams but remained driven by the local

community.

Burgess Sports support 10 community groups with their volunteer promotion, data collection, training and provide high quality, free holiday provision for young people during the school holidays. Their mission is to provide everyone living around Burgess Park with a unique opportunity to develop leadership, organisational and physical management skills in a fun and safe supportive learning environment in which participants can build a sense of community.

 

With the successful holiday provision now running across 2 Walworth

camps across all school holidays, combined with the local community

sports clubs, the membership totals to over 2500 local people.

This success is against a backdrop of ‘hardship’. Many of the

participants and volunteers are from one of the three wards

encompassing Burgess Park which, on average are of the 11% most

deprived in the country. This is highlighted by a distinct lack of indoor

and outdoor facilities for many in Camberwell, Peckham and

Walworth, none more so than the adjacent Aylesbury Estate where

many of their participants call home.

During Covid-19, Burgess Sports felt it necessary to ensure that the

families were still able to access healthy meals right from the start of

lockdown. For many shielding and/or unable to afford weekly groceries

due to a change of employment and restricted services, it was vital to

make sure that the community did not go hungry.

 

In partnership with Creation Trust and Pembroke House and with additional support from other community partners, Burgess Sports and their team of volunteers delivered meals to over 500 families a week. All freshly prepared by Franco and Paulo, and with the support of a team of volunteers packaging, labelling and delivering whilst all adhering to social distancing and Government guidance, many families and residents in need were able to receive healthy meals. From September, they ran a 6-week food programme called ‘Kids in the Kitchen’. These ingredients were delivered to 20 families to follow Franco’s recipes.

 

Burgess Sports also distributed games and activities to keep families active and engaged whilst at home and used online provision delivered by their coaches and Ambassadors to motivate and encourage families to keep active.

DONATE

Whether it's time, money or skills, donating to Charterhouse in Southwark is much appreciated by our beneficiaries. You can reach us via email to talk about changes to existing giving, setting up a new arrangement, Gift Aid or a legacy promise.

The easiest way to give is online at justgiving.com/charterhouse

You can download the GiftAid form by clicking here for single donations or here for multiple. Simply fill out the form(s) and return via email info@charterhouse-in-southwark.org or by post. You'll find our address under 'contact'.

 

MARATHON RUNNERS

 

Charterhouse in Southwark have a very committed group of fundraisers who regularlly run marathons and kindly donate the proceeds to us. If you would like to run for Charterhouse in Southwark as well, please contact us and we will be thrilled to sign you up.

 

Alternatively, if you have other fundraising ideas or events taking place near you, please get in touch.

Marathon runners

NEWSLETTERS

2020

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CONTACT

Madeleine Aldridge

Director


Charterhouse in Southwark
PO Box 59636, London, SE22 2AD

 

info@charterhouse-in-southwark.org