Homelessness charity receives funding boost to renovate flagship project in the capital
02 JAN 2019
Field Lane Foundation, a homelessness and social action charity, has received a funding boost from Allchurches Trust. The additional funds will enable the charity to make urgent repairs to Andrew Provan House, its flagship housing project in West London, where it offers support and accommodation to vulnerable young families.
The charity provides innovative care, accommodation and support for adults with learning disabilities as well as their families. It is also the only supported housing project for young, single, homeless mothers in the Kensington and Chelsea borough. The centre ensures residents are given a chance to thrive in a secure and supportive environment. The charity has found that; no matter the circumstances, having a good and well maintained environment makes a huge difference to the self-esteem and well-being of the residents.
Due to the large number of people using the centre, Andrew Provan House experiences a high amount of daily wear and tear. The grant money received from Allchurches Trust will go towards upgrading the kitchens and bathrooms as well as replacing flooring throughout the supported flats, some of which have already been completed as shown below.
Paul Playford, Allchurches Trust Grants Officer, recently took a trip to Andrew Provan House where he presented the charity with the cheque for the building repairs. He said: “At the heart of our grant-giving is helping those most in need and I am delighted that we have been able to provide funding to Field Lane, a charity which embodies our own values and does such important work in supporting people and families to get their lives back on track. We hope our funding will enable their clients to feel more at home at Andrew Provan House.”