Based in north London, Hampstead Theatre has as its mission the creation of original theatre without creative restriction. The Foundation has been an important partner over several years, including in the creation of ‘The Next Decade’ initiative – the commissioning of new plays from leading playwrights – for which the Foundation matched the funding raised by Hampstead Theatre. The Foundation agreed a new grant in 2019, again on a match-funding basis, to support the Theatre’s objective of strengthening its financial reserves.
Maytree supports people facing a suicidal crisis, in a non-medical setting. The Maytree Suicide Respite Centre, located in north London, is the only place of its kind in the UK and fills a gap in services between the medical support of the National Health Service and the helplines and drop-in centres of the voluntary sector. Specifically, it provides such individuals with a free five-day stay and the opportunity to be befriended and to speak in complete confidence. The Foundation has contributed to Maytree’s core costs over several years.
Doorstep Homeless Families Project
The Foundation has made two grants to support Doorstep in its mission to provide homeless families living in temporary accommodation in north London with access to services, so that they can enjoy a better quality of life.
The first ever grant made by the Foundation was in 2013 to this north London museum, situated in what was formerly Sigmund Freud’s family home during his exile in London, towards the conservation of the couch used during his psychoanalysis sessions with his patients.