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.
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.
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.
MEET THE TRUSTEES
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.
Sebastian has been a Trustee since 2010. He is founder and Chief Investment Officer at Troy Asset Management, established in 2000. Previously he was a Director at Stanhope Investment Management (the management company for the GEC Pension Fund) where he jointly managed a £2 billion equity portfolio and was also responsible for asset allocation. Sebastian is also Treasurer of Childhood First.
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.
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 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 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.
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, 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 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.
Coaching children from three primary schools in Southwark to sing in a choir of a high standard.
Helping to fund the table tennis programme at Sacred Heart School, Camberwell.
Funding 'Stand up Southwark', a project designed to provide opportunities and training to young people.
Funding for the holiday multi-sport camps and 'teenage ambassadors programme'.
SALMON YOUTH CENTRE
Funding youth group work in Bermondsey.
LONDON BERMONDSEY ARTS GROUP
Funding a language and arts programme for refugees in Southwark.
THE ACCESS PROJECT
Funding towards supporting disadvantaged students to access top universities.
LONDON COMMUNITY BOXING
Contributing towards the costs
of the club.
Supporting children's transition to secondary school through the PAM music academy.
Funding towards sports coaches at Marlborough Sports Gardens.
CHANCE TO SHINE
Teaching cricket and street cricket to Southwark primary schools.
Funding towards the 'Youth Adventure Project'.
In addition to honour our relationship with the Charterhouse school, we offer a biennial scholarship to a child from Southwark to attend Sixth Form.
APPLYING FOR A GRANT
Charterhouse in Southwark is a grant-making trust which supports charitable organisations that run programmes and projects for 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. We will arrange to visit 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 email@example.com
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Charterhouse in Southwark has funded multiple programmes for Greenhouse Sports since 2012.
Having won at county, zone and regional levels, on 10th March in Leicester, the U13 Girls and U13 Boys went on to represent the London region at the prestigious Table Tennis England National Finals. The U13 Girls won Bronze, whilst the U13 Boys narrowly missed out on a medal, coming fourth.
“299 schools were entered in total, so to finish at third and fourth with only a year of experience playing table tennis is an incredible achievement. I am very proud of all the young people and I know that if these two teams can stay together and keep going, all of them will achieve great things and most importantly, gain life-changing experiences.”
– Daniel Basterfield
Coach and former England National Champion.
Daniel, who was once a participant of the Greenhouse Sports programme, is a former National and International champion and qualified coach. He believes strongly that sport can help young people develop the life skills they need to deal with the challenges they may encounter in later life. Having participated in many competitions, he is able to share his valuable experiences with young people involved in the programme.
Charterhouse in Southwark sees a significant change in the adolescents who attend. Beyond excelling at table tennis, they gain self-confidence, respect and important skills they can take forward in their further education and careers.
We are proud to support organisations like Greenhouse Sports who are changing young people's lives through sport by providing coaching, volunteers and essential equipment. In addition to the youngsters benefitting, the community of Southwark also gains through higher school attendance, lower unemployment and stronger neighbourhood spirit.
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
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.