A little help to make your community prosper
The Nottingham’s ‘Grants for Good’ scheme is administered by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation (who work with community foundations across the country) and supports grass-root causes based locally to our branches. Each year we support projects aiding or preventing homelessness, improving employability prospects or helping people manage their money more effectively and avoid debt.
Over the last seven years we have donated more than £170,000 to charities such as Pulp Friction in Nottingham, Sound Café in Leicester and The Forge in Scunthorpe directly benefitting thousands of local people every year.
In 2018 we were thrilled to offer nine projects funding, to support their good work in the community.
- Breaking Barriers Building Bridges (Nottingham) - To provide one-to-one support for individuals not in education, training or employment. They are currently working with 80 young people.
- First Focus (Fakenham) - To assist their work alongside job centres, community and colleges to achieve employability, online training courses, personal life skills, job applications and CV writing, including confidence building, motivational skills etc.
- High Peak Homeless Help (Buxton) - To set up and run a drop-in service day called 'Tuesday Seekers Club' with help towards travel costs for service users, 5,000 A5 leaflets, stationery, mobile phone contract for service users to contact employers, rent and staffing.
- Niyo Enterprise (Nottingham) - To provide a hair-styling mentoring programme for young offenders from the BME women’s population, connecting with other women who are already social entrepreneurs.
- Rumbletums (Kimberley) - To fund 'Rumbletums Training Project'. To pay for a full-time support worker to train young people with learning difficulties real work experience.
- Second Helpings Stamford (Stamford) - They run a cafe and food boutique for those in need, such as rough sleepers, the homeless and people with addiction and mental health problems. The grant will be spent on installing a community fridge that will be available to all every day, 9am to 9pm.
- Speak-up Self Advocacy (Rotherham) - To provide 250 hours of budgeting one-to-one to people with learning disabilities or autism in Rotherham, to prevent them from falling into financial crisis.
- TuffCycle CIC (Sheffield) - Contribution towards a project facilitator to run a supported work experience programme working with homeless people in Sheffield.
- The Zone Youth Project (Nottingham) - To support young homeless people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training, with an eight-week programme to develop their personal, social and life skills.