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.

However, we can only do this through the support of individuals, organisations and funders who generously donate to help keep our charity running.

Business Sponsors


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.


Rathbones provides individual investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities, trustees and professional partners. We have been trusted for generations to manage and preserve our clients’ wealth. Our tradition of investing and acting responsibly has been with us from the beginning and continues to lead us forward. Our ambition is to be recognised as the UK’s most responsible wealth manager. We see it as our responsibility to invest for everyone’s tomorrow. That means doing the right thing for our clients and for others too. Looking beyond the short term for the most sustainable outcome. This is how we build enduring value for our clients, make a wider contribution to society and create a lasting legacy. Thinking, acting and investing responsibly. ​

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Current Funders

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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.


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 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.


Previous Funders


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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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.


Sport England invests in sport and physical activity to make it a normal part of life for everyone in England. They are an arms-length body of government responsible for growing and developing grassroots sport. We were awarded funding through their 'Active Together' campaign, a crowdfunding initiative that could match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns. This investment aimed to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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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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.