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Our Supporters

The people who help us make a difference

Move Momentum is dedicated to making sure that everyone can enjoy the benefits of dance.

We rely on the support of individuals, organisations and funders who generously donate to help keep our charity running. These are some of the amazing supporters who have helped us to do that.



Winchester-based Gentian is a dynamic property developer and investor undertaking projects in the South of the UK. Projects range in value between £1m - £100m covering retail, residential and commercial developments. Gentian actively supports the local community in the vicinity of its offices, developments and property portfolio by providing financial support to local community groups, sports teams, schools and charities.

The Arts Society Winchester is a member society of The Arts Society which is a worldwide organisation based on a love of the wide breadth of the arts including the Decorative and Fine Arts, culture and heritage. The Arts Society Winchester has as its objectives the:

  • promotion and advancement of the aesthetic education of the public, the cultivation, appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts,​

  • giving of aid to the preservation of our national artistic heritage,

  • advancement of the arts, culture and heritage.

The Art Society Winchester sponsored our Liberate Dance Holiday Camp for 2023.

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Newbury Building Society is an independent, mutual society that has been serving the community for 165 years, providing mortgages and savings for its members. They are proud of being a mutual organisation, which means they are owned by their members and are committed to creating long-term value for them. Newbury Building Society is committed to giving something back to the communities in which our members and employees live and work. Each year they take part in a number of community events and help by giving donations and sponsorship to community organisations, groups and teams. They are sponsoring our Move Momentum Summer Show 2023.

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The National Lottery are the largest funder of community activity in the UK – they support people and communities to prosper and thrive.

They’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive.  The National Lottery is currently supporting our Liberate Dance classes.

Bruce Wake Charitable Trust was generously instigated and endowed by the late Bruce Wake who was himself a wheelchair user as a result of motor neurone disease before his untimely death in 1992 at 45 years of age.  His aim was to encourage and assist the disabled to participate in and enjoy leisure pursuits. Bruce Wake has awarded us a grant for our Liberate Dance classes.

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The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £80 million annually.  It was established in 1958 by the Weston family and is one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK which has donated over £1 billion in total.  The Trustees are descendants of the founder and the Weston family continues to take a highly active and hands-on approach.

The Henry Smith Charity is an independent grant-making trust. They aim to use their resources to help people and communities at a time of need and to bring about positive change. The Henry Smith Charity has awarded Move Momentum with funding to support us to continue to run our Academies.

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Coop Foundation is the Co-op’s charity and they’re co-operating for a fairer world. They believe cooperation is at the heart of strong communities. They unlock communities’ power by focusing on those who have the most at stake. Coop awarded us funding through their Warm Spaces initiative through Crowdfunder to help keep our classes running.

The Peter Harrison Foundation (PHF) was founded by Peter Harrison KGCN CBE in April 1999. Since that date, PHF has awarded nearly £50m to projects across the UK. PHF awarded us funding towards our Liberate Dance classes through their 'Opportunities through sport and physical activity' programme. Creating access to opportunities for sport and physical activity at a grassroots level that enables people across the UK who are physically, mentally, socially or economically disadvantaged to develop personal and life skills to fulfil their potential.

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Sport England is a public body and invests up to £300 million in National Lottery and government money each year in projects and programmes that help people get active and play sports. It wants everyone in England, regardless of age, background, or level of ability, to feel able to engage in sports and physical activity. That’s why a lot of its work is specifically focused on helping people who do no, or very little, physical activity and groups who are typically less active - like women, disabled people and people on lower incomes. Sport England has awarded us funding to launch our new Liberate Young Adult classes on Saturdays. 

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities whose dominant purpose is to benefit the arts. The Foyle Foundation have awarded us funding towards running our Liberate Dance classes.


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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation is an independent charitable foundation specialising in building funds and awarding grants on behalf of donors and fundholders. Their aim is to support the vital work of smaller charities, community groups and voluntary organisations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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The PLR Trust is a small family charitable fund that supports projects throughout the UK and the world, with the purpose of backing enterprising ideas that improve human livelihoods and support people in need. They work closely with the projects that they support, offering their collective knowledge, expertise, and experience as they engage with charities and organisations to bring mutually positive outcomes.


Power to Change is an independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses in England. They work with community businesses to revive local assets, protect the services people rely on, and address local needs. 


Move Momentum was selected for the Community Business Trade Up, a learning programme run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change. The programme came with a match-trading grant to support us to increase our income and build a stronger organisation, so we can create more benefit for our local area.

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The Yapp Charitable Trust makes grants to small registered charities in England and Wales for running costs and salaries to maintain their existing work. The Yapp Charitable Trust has awarded funding to support us with running costs for our Academies and associated our core costs. 

Winchester City Council awarded us funding through our Crowdfunder via their 'Winchester Town Community Fund'. The fund was created to support not-for-profit organisations within the five unparished wards of Winchester. The fund was to support those organisations that provide services/activities which deal with communities needs, such as inclusion, environment and wellbeing. Our funding was awarded to start our new Gems class.

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Made By Sport is a charity that raises awareness of the power of sport and funding for organisations that use sport to support young people across the UK. The ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund is part of a wider campaign that believes sport is the best vehicle for creating societal change for young people across a myriad of challenges they face in the modern world. The aim of the Fund is to effectively and efficiently support sports clubs and local organisations working with young people aged between 5 and 25 years old using sport for social outcomes in the voluntary and community sector. We were awarded funding for Liberate Youth classes.

Energise Me is a charity that champions physical activity for all in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Their goal is to create a happier, healthier and stronger future for local people. We were awarded funding as part of the ‘Investing in Communities’ project, launched by Energise Me and funded by Sport England and the National Lottery, supporting groups across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the wake of COVID-19, aiming to reduce the widening inequalities in physical activity and sport. This funding enabled us to continue classes from September 2020 - February 2021.

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Winchester & District Scope are here to offer information, help and support to families and individuals with cerebral palsy in and around Winchester.

Their main work focuses on offering grants to individuals and local services, although they can offer support and some guidance as to other sources of help. Winchester & District Scope have made a donation towards running our Liberate Dance classes.

Sovereign are a leading housing association, striving to provide quality, affordable homes in happy, successful places. With almost 60,000 homes focused in a core area covering Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, the West of England and the Isle of Wight. They are driven by social purpose, with residents at the heart of everything they do. We received funding from Sovereign as part of their Thriving Communities campaign through our Crowdfunder and for our Gems classes through The Good Exchange.

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