Funders and Awards

Partnering with different funders has allowed Baca to provide the additional support we believe is fundamental in giving the young people we work with the best opportunities to gain the skills and confidence they need to build a better future.

Core Funding

We are extremely grateful to have received funding which has allowed us to extend our English support, offer Art Therapy sessions, develop additional workshops, take young people on trips and an annual residential trip, develop a volunteer programme, and many other activities. Funding has also allowed us to build a strong foundational organisation that thrives on excellence in practice and invests in an amazing staff team. This all adds value to our work and enables us to invest positively in the futures of these incredible young people.

Below are some of our current funders, all of whom we are incredibly grateful for.

The National Lottery Community Fund

We have received three years funding from The National Lottery Community Fund which will contribute towards the cost of delivering our Rebuild Project. The project enables Baca to provide the support and training the young people need to help them to live independently once they leave Baca.

Projects Funded: Rebuild project

The Henry Smith Charity

The Henry Smith Charity prioritises work with groups experiencing social and/or economic disadvantage. Baca has been awarded a grant which will contribute towards our running costs which are not covered by other restricted funding. This funding will allow Baca to expand to cover the growing demand for our work, enabling the charity to change more young people’s lives for the better.

Projects Funded: Core funding

Children In Need

Funding from Children in Need has enabled Baca to set up a new volunteer and mentoring project. This will enable Baca to increase the number of volunteers working with our young people. Activities where volunteer support could be used include the daily ESOL sessions, sports workshops, helping with college homework, and life skills workshops. We have also setting up a mentoring project to match individual young people with a mentor who is separate from Baca, and can meet up with them on a regular basis to practice their English, develop a trusting relationship and explore shared interests.

Projects Funded: Volunteering & Mentoring

Lloyds Bank Foundation

The Lloyds Bank Foundation have provided two years core funding to enable continued development of ongoing work and lead organisational growth. This includes the expansion of the Charity to meet the growing demand. In addition the funding enables Baca to continue to develop the systems for monitoring and evaluation to demonstrate the quality of our work more clearly and facilitate improvements.

Projects Funded: Salaries

Happy Days

Funding from Happy Days has enabled us to take the young people on a number of trips including the opportunity to visit the sights and sounds of London as well as a trip to Wales where they enjoyed the time in the mountains, playing by the sea and undertaking some outdoor pursuit activities. Trips like these help us build closer, trusting relationships with the young people and gives them opportunities to process different worries and fears in a place away from the formal setting of the office or solicitors appointments. It also allows them to be children again and just enjoy themselves.

Projects Funded: Trips

SHIRE Community Grant

Working in partnership with Loughborough Youth Development Project (LYDP), SHIRE Community Grants have provided the funding needed to deliver Art Therapy sessions at WQE college for the young people in the care of Baca, but attending the college full time.

Projects Funded: Art Therapy

Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust

Funding from this local Trust will contribute towards the cost of delivering our ESOL lessons. This grant ensures that the young people continue to gain the language skills they need to support their integration into the local community.

Projects Funded: ESOL lessons



Big Lottery Fund - Awards For All

Funding from Awards for All will contribute towards Baca supporting some of our young people leaving to go into independent housing through the Baca Care leavers project, giving support with finding housing, applying for benefits, arranging utilities, alongside providing support for future employment through education, or apprenticeships.

Projects Funded: Care Leavers Project

The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund - Early Intervention

We have received funding to contribute towards the cost of our Leaving Care project. This project helps the young people transition from our care, ensuring that extra support is available for those who need it.

CSJ Award – Oct 2014

The Baca Charity won a prestigious Centre for Social Justice Award for our work. It is a great honour to be recognised at a national level for the work we are doing. Baca was one of six charities to receive an award and a group of six staff and four young people travelled down to London to ba a part of the awards ceremony. The award was presented to us by broadcaster Aasmah Mir and The Rt Hon Theresa May recorded a message as part of this presentation. Our award was sponsored by Doughty, Hanson & Co.

And the video of Theresa May’s speech, also screened on the night…