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January 22
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Autumn 2021
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June 21
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January 21
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December 20
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Further funding of £4,500 also very gratefully received in March from the Bexley Volunteer Services Council Covid Giving scheme (funded by The National Lottery Community Fund) to support the production and delivery of our new ‘Moving Up’ programme.This supports year six pupils making the move up to secondary school and replaces our three year old ‘Taking Off’ programme. We hope to provide Moving Up in up to 16 schools.

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We were very pleased to once again be beneficiaries of support from the Fellowship of St John's Trust Association - The Holy Childhood fund. The trust has supported CRiBS over a number of years for which we are extremely grateful. The trust have historically supported the delivery of Christian RE via our REfresh programme of lessons and now have granted us £10,000, in May this year, to deliver our new and updated REconnect programme which provides Christian RE lessons and workshops to support the newly introduced Bexley syllabus for 2021.

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We are also very pleased to receive news funding of £5,280 from the MSE Charity ‘Raising the Next Generation’ fund which will allow us to provide the Christian Against Poverty (CAP) CAP Kids and CAP Youth money courses in primary and secondary schools to provide sound budgeting strategies for young people. Our aim is to deliver 40 workshops across 20 schools. Four of our staff have now completed the training. Delivery of the courses started in  September 2021.

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May 2020. Thank you to @CooperativeBank for their donation of £625 for a new computer for Boys Noise and b:You (our primary school transition programmes) so that we can help children with social and emotional needs, which is so essential both now and for the coming months.

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February 2020. A very big thank you to The Holy Childhood Charity and also to the Mizeki Trust, both part of the Fellowship of St John (UK) Trust association, for providing us  a £10,000 grant for our REfresh RE Lessons programme and £210 for members of our team to attend the annual Stream Schoolswork training this year respectively.

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We were absolutely delighted to receive the news that we had been awarded a grant of over £96,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund. This was received incrementally over two years. The funding primarily helped us provide after-school clubs for our Boys Noise and b:You programmes but included an allocation of £10,000 towards a new vehicle. (Our new silver Ford Transit above). Jan 2019

A huge thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund, Transport for London, The Coop, The Laing Trust, Whitehead Monckton as well as the individual donors, who have made these purchases possible.

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Thanks to some excellent fundraising work over the last three years by our Support Development Coordinator, Karen, as well as some assistance from the Transport for London ‘Vehicle Scrappage Scheme’ we were delighted to have been able to upgrade our two old diesel vans and replace them with two larger and newer vehicles which comply with the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) requirement. It was a sad farewell to our old Peugeot Experts that served us very well for many years but they were both going downhill slowly and, for them, it was time to finally put the brakes on.

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A big thank you to London Community Fund and Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund/Save London Lives for a grant of £10,000 of funding in July 2019 towards our Boys Noise and b:You  programmes as well as a pledge for the same sum for a further two years. 

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In 2019 CRiBS were  selected as finalists for the Bexley Business Excellence Awards. More than 300 guests enjoyed a sparkling evening of great networking and entertainment at the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony. CRiBS was represented at the event by our Support Development Coordinator Karen Jefferys whose ticket had been very kindly paid by some generous CRiBS supporters.

We were pleased to also be finalists in 2020.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions the award evening was attended via Zoom but proved a good excuse to dress up!

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Thank you to the Overstone Fund who, in June 2019, gave £9266 via the Kent Community Foundation to support Boys Noise and b:You in Kent. We are delighted that we can help more children and expand our work into this new area.

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In April 2019 we were absolutely delighted to receive a grant of £5,000 from the Peabody Community Fund and The London Community Foundation which went towards delivering our Boys Noise Programme in a Thamesmead school.