Case Studies


Samosa Sisters – Women’s Empowerment Project

Funding awarded by the Alec Dickson Trust supported Samosa Sisters to run a volunteer training programme, which covered the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, FGM and forced marriage.


Kids Adventure

Kids Adventure are a student run charity that provide non-residential respite breaks for the most vulnerable children who experience severe neglect or abuse. Kids Adventure take these children on 3 annual holidays a year.


Hope Support Services

Hope Support Services help to support young people when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, such as cancer. Led by two Y-Teams, they are truly a youth-led service.


STEM – Formula 1 Project

This project focused on encouraging young students to take part in STEM careers, especially young girls. Funding from the Alec Dickson trust allowed this group of volunteers to hold a project competition, involving completely free educational support.


Clapton Common Boys Club

One amazing project we've funded is the work of Clapton Common Boys Club, which aims to empower young people in Clapton. They ran a “Say No To Bullying” programme which supported youth leaders and volunteers to understand and act on bullying.


Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures is a two week activity camp for young carers, catering for those aged between 8 and 15. The first week provides a day camp for 8-11 year olds, whilst the second camp is a residential week for 12-15 year olds.


Cards for Bravery

Cards for Bravery is an organisation that brightens the days of hospitalised and seriously ill children through positive, uplifting handmade cards. They have a large volunteer base to support their mission.


Well – Beeing Garden

The Well - Beeing Garden is situated in the grounds surrounding an NHS building which is used by over 450,000 people per year. Funding from the Alec Dickson Trust in 2013 enabled this garden to be established.


Inspiring Youth Achievement

The INSPYA “Inspiring Youth Achievement” mentoring programme trains young people aged 16-25 to mentor pupils who have behavioural issues and are on the verge of being excluded from school.

About Alec Dickson Trust

We support young people who, through volunteering or community service, aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.