- Funding for educational projects to enable the Centre to maintain its existing level of support for children with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties
- One-year grant of £10,000 in 2010
The Bloomfield Learning Centre assesses and teaches 6 to 16 year olds with specific learning difficulties from areas of socio economic disadvantage in London especially Southwark, Lambeth, Islington, Camden and Greenwich. It provides the only significantly subsidised, individual, specialist teaching service in London for children with dyslexia, as well as helping children with dyspraxia, ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome. The Centre runs a community outreach project with Michael Faraday School, Southwark, and it also promotes good teaching practice through the provision of training courses for teachers and assistants.
2010 was particularly challenging for the Centre in many ways as a result of an increase in the number of referrals and a significant decline in the number of donations. At a time when fundraising was particularly difficult, the BFSS charity grant in October 2010 enabled the Centre to maintain its teaching hours during the autumn term (teaching 75 children a week in individual, hour long sessions) and assessing three to four children every week.
Since then the Centre has been fortunate to receive generous donations from a number of other Trusts and Foundations which will enable it to maintain its current level of service for the year to come.