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St Basils

From Jean Templeton, Chief Executive, St Basils

"St Basils has been extremely fortunate to be supported by Monday Charitable Trust over a number of years to develop and deliver our BOOST programme for young people who have experienced homelessness and significant barriers to engagement with education, training or employment.

There were three elements to our proposal to the Trust:

  • development of St Basils Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) training and reflective practice for support staff;
  • intensive bespoke support for young people least able to engage and,
  • work with the Sports Psychology Team from University of Birmingham to develop and deliver Mental Skills Training for Life (MST4Life) programme for young people, based on mental skills training for elite athletes.

Monday Charitable Trust supported us through concept development, delivery, evaluation and review. As a result of their support, we have now embedded this model in our mainstream services, have developed the MST4Life Toolkit alongside a PIE delivery guidance and made it available to others to support their practice.

The Trust have been amazing to work with, interested in our findings and our learning. Their expectations were clear from the beginning and their administration excellent and proportionate.”

Thames Reach

From Bill Tidnam, Chief Executive, Thames Reach

"We’re really grateful for the support that we have been given by the Monday Charitable Trust. Their investment has helped us to develop new housing options for people who would otherwise be stranded in residential care;

To transform one of our hostels into a place that better meets the needs of those who live there, by helping them prepare for move on, or by supporting the care that they need; and to develop affordable shared housing for people who would otherwise sleep on the streets.

The Trust have been the ideal supporter –open, informed and interested, and keen to learn more about what we do and why we do it.”

The Connection at St Martin

From Naomi Shirman, Fundraising Development Lead, The Connection at St Martin

"The Monday Charitable Trust have been friends to the Connection for a number of years, supporting us to help thousands of people every year move away from, and stay off the streets of London.

Their most recent funding helped us to provide over 67,000 hot and nutritious meals to over 4000 people through our day and night centres and for the latter part of 2020 in our Emergency COVID Accommodation. We are extremely grateful to the Monday Charitable Trust for helping us to provide this essential service. The manager of our night centre explains how critical this service is for engagement and recovery for clients:

“I find it difficult to put into words how important the hot food option is to our clients. It gives them so much dignity back, ensuring they don’t have to go to soup runs which can be very intimidating for our more vulnerable clients and is unregulated as far as any Health and Safety issues are concerned. Whilst there are a lot of hand-outs they are usually cold options and not particularly healthy whilst all our meals are balanced”.

Royal College of Art

Dr Paul Thompson, Vice-Chancellor, Royal College of Art

The foresight and generosity shown to the RCA by friends such as the Monday Charitable Trust has been vital in enabling the College to have ambition and faith in its goals for the future. The RCA is enormously grateful to the Monday Charitable Trust for its longstanding support, and looks forward to continuing to share its progress."