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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.

WHAT WE DO

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.

OUR HISTORY
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

2022/23

£103,671

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£6,400

BLOOMFIELD LEARNING CENTRE

Learning Centre specialising in dyslexia for children.

£2,000

DREAM BELIEVE ACHIEVE

Social development programmes for young women.

£5,000

BRIDGE THE GAP STUDIO

Music and Drama therapy for young people.

£6,750

FREE TO BE KIDS

Residential holiday programme for children in need.

£10,000

£10,000

LONDON COMMUNITY BOXING

MOUNTVIEW

Programme working with vulnerable children in Peckham.

Funding bursaries for Generation N*xt students.

£5,000

CHILDREN'S LITERACY CENTRE

Contributing ti literacy workshops in southwark schools.

£4,900

GLOBAL GENERATION

After school environmental programme for children.

£3,000

SOUTH LONDON GALLERY

Free afterschool art project for local children.

£7,980

DOCKLANDS SETTLEMENT

Funding football coaches for community group in Rotherhithe.

£1,500

HALF MOON THEATRE

Drama workshops that teach children about online safety.

£5,000

SPRING COMMUNITY HUB

Funding school holiday food programme.

£8,500

STEP-OUT

Mentoring programme for young people

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

2020/21

2021/22

£168,077

£94,150

2017/18

£108,924

2016/17

£89,092

2019/20

£106,770

2015/16

£94,869

2018/19

£114,349

2014/15

£122,242

OUR IMPACT

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.

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.

PETER AIERS


TRUSTEE

Peter Aiers is the 34th Master and Chief Executive of the Charterhouse. He was previously the Chief Executive of the Churches Conservation Trust, a national charity caring for historic church buildings across England and had worked here for 15 years. Peter’s background is in historic building conservation and has always had a particular interest in how historic buildings can best serve contemporary society. He has a track record of significant historic church building development projects and also invented Champing™. Peter is a trustee of the Hertiage Alliance, and Goodwill Solutions CIO and also a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. 

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.

APPLYING FOR A GRANT                             

 

To help plan your application, please note the calendar of trustee meetings and email with an expression of interest ahead of applying to ensure your organisation fits within the Charterhouse in Southwark criteria. 

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.

 

  • 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 call and visit to your organisation as part of the assessment process.

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

 

To have your application considered please note the deadlines below.

 

For the February round: 5th January

For the June round: 5th May

For the October round: 5th September

 

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 submit an application form, please download/save 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.or

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Free to Be Kids

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Free to Be Kids is a charity supporting children & young people who are struggling with social or emotional difficulties, and helping to create lasting change for vulnerable children's emotional health.

Their volunteers work with disadvantaged children across London to rebuild self-esteem, boost resilience and to help explore challenging emotions and ways of managing. They do this via a range of therapeutic adventures & countryside based respite residentials, in all seasons, as well as through creative term time afterschool groups. 

They work using the inherent power of the outdoors, animals, nature and the arts. They believe in childhood, muddy trainers, new challenges, self-expression, and real human relationships with an aim is to open up a sense of adventure, freedom and possibility for children who are struggling, whatever life's circumstances.

Above all they believe that every child deserves to feel wanted, special and valued and to experience joy and adventure within their childhood. Free To Be Kids is largely volunteer run and relies on the support of hundreds of like-minded individuals each year. Charterhouse in Southwark are delighted to have been involved in with Free to Be Kids over the last few years supporting their Southwark based children.

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'.

DONATE

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

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CONTACT

Madeleine Aldridge

Director


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

 

info@charterhouse-in-southwark.org

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