Welcome to the Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity website
The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity ("the Charity") gives grants to registered charities in the UK, usually operating in London, and also in the developing world. Generally grants go to charities where the grant will make a difference and where the Trustees can see how the money is being used.
In the U.K.
The main areas of interest are:
- Medical research and care
- Social welfare
- Mental health/counselling
- Drug and alcohol therapeutic support
- Offender support
- Community regeneration
- Vulnerable families, women and children, and
- The promotion of human rights
In the Developing World
The Charity supports charities which operate in the developing world. However, it receives many such approaches and the following guidance is offered to provide more focus to those considering making an application. (This is in addition to the exclusions listed in Grants Policy).
- Education. The Charity would not normally directly assist a school or college, but is interested in supporting access to education for groups or communities who have limited access, through distance, poverty, discrimination, or exclusion.
- Basic skills and tools. Assistance towards increasing skills to enhance a community's capacity and independence. Particularly to build local assets such as village schools, clinics, wells and sanitation.
- Health. The Charity would not normally directly fund a clinic or hospital, but is keen to assist basic training in health care, disease prevention, and in low tech/ low cost proven solutions to endemic problems (eg trachoma treatment, immunisation programmes).
- Sanitation, irrigation, hygiene and access to clean water. The Charity is interested in schemes to improve such basics, particularly with simple and repeatable measures. This includes measures for power, light and cooking.
- Women. Projects which enhance women's education where opportunities have been limited, life choices, economic power, reproductive rights and safer childbirth. Microfinance projects aimed at women.
- Help for marginalised communities. For instance the Dalits in India, and pastoralists in east Africa.
- Human Rights. The Charity would not normally directly support organisations which exist to promote human rights, but expect any assisted scheme to have strong credentials in relation to respect for individuals, non-discrimination and the enhancement of opportunities for less advantaged groups.