Corporate news

Catalyst and Rosebery in early partnership discussions

We have announced today (3 August) that we are in early talks with Rosebery housing association to enter into a partnership to work across London and the south east.

Catalyst is supporting Homes at the Heart campaign

Catalyst is supporting Homes at the Heart, a campaign and coalition calling on the government to put social homes at the heart of its plan for social and economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Housing association Catalyst to repay government furlough money

Housing association Catalyst has said it will repay all furlough funds it has received to pay employees during lockdown. A total of 101 people were placed on furlough using the government’s job retention scheme, and the organisation will pay back a total of £280,000 and not make any further claims for outstanding available funds which  Read more »

Catalyst Covid Community Grant buys food crates for Felix

Housing association Catalyst has awarded The Felix Project a £2,000 grant to help buy 500 extra food crates.

Catalyst helps the Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea with £750 grant

In response to the impact of Covid-19,  Catalyst set up a coronavirus voluntary sector support fund to help small charities and voluntary sector organisations continue to support their communities. Through this, we have awarded £750 to the Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea to help them continue their amazing work through this exceptional time. The Volunteer  Read more »

Grenfell Tower – three years on

A message from Ian McDermott, Chief Executive Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, and the pain and tragedy of that day still feels very fresh in my mind. Catalyst’s long connection with North Kensington has meant that our organisation felt that pain sharply and we will always do what we can  Read more »

Catalyst offer to LGBT+ charities

£10,000 of Catalyst’s COVID-19 support fund for small third sector organisation has yet to be distributed, and during PRIDE month, we would like to encourage LBGT+ charities to apply for funding. Launched back at the start of April, the fund has helped a number of small organisations across London and the counties. It was set  Read more »

Black Lives Matter statement

Statement from Ian McDermott, Catalyst Chief Executive: ‘Following a one minute’s silence for George Floyd on Tuesday our colleagues shared their thoughts, feelings, experiences  and outrage to his appalling and brutal killing. We discussed the discrimination of black communities in America, on UK streets and in our society. It has again spotlighted that while every  Read more »

Catalyst awards £1,000 grant to Luton Foodbank 

In response to the impact of Covid-19, housing association Catalyst set up a ‘Coronavirus Voluntary Sector Support Fund’ to help small charities and voluntary sector organisations continue to support their communities, and has awarded £1,000 to Luton Foodbank.   Luton Foodbank provides support to people who are experiencing poverty and isolation who need access to food  Read more »

Catalyst awards £650 grant to Houghton Regis Helpers 

In response to the impact of Covid-19, housing association Catalyst set up a ‘Coronavirus Voluntary Sector Support Fund’ to help small charities and voluntary sector organisations continue to support their communities, and has awarded £650 to Houghton Regis Helpers.  Volunteer group ‘Houghton Regis Helpers’ provides the town’s residents with short term help with lifts to  Read more »