In July 2017, we donated over £35,000 to 14 grass-root projects helping our local communities to thrive. Spread across four counties, these groups offer support to some of the most vulnerable people so that they get the assistance they need.
Chief Executive David Marlow hosted the groups at a special presentation evening where groups had the chance to meet the team from The Nottingham and also each other. He said: “We are thrilled to be supporting such worthy causes across the region.
“These projects were selected as they demonstrated a commitment to increasing aspiration and prospects for some of the most vulnerable people in our local communities.
“We are very proud to play our part and we look forward to hearing how the projects develop.”
The projects supported included:
Bassetlaw Citizens Advice Bureau
To support staff giving debt and finance advice in the district.
Broxtowe Youth Homelessness
To provide drop-in sessions to support young people who may be homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Citizens Advice Broxtowe
For housing advice and a volunteer training scheme to help families in crisis.
Emmanuel House Day Centre
To support up to 1,500 homeless and vulnerable people by providing food, shelter and warm clothing.
Friary Drop-In Centre
To support their IT hub to provide access and training to homeless people so they can find accommodation and work.
To provide masterclass opportunities for 16-25 year olds to experience and learn media and art that can help them prepare for creative careers and utilise empty spaces for exhibition and retail experience.
Pulp Friction Smoothie Bar
Will offer up to 20 young people with learning disabilities training and work experience placements in the café at The National Justice Museum to increase their employability prospects.
Stonebridge City Farm
To create 30 additional work placements at the farm for unemployed adults with physical and learning disabilities.
To provide intensive support sessions for up to fifteen 16 to 24 year olds who are either homeless or are at risk of being homeless.
Buxton District Foodbank & Zink Employability (High Peak Foodbank)
To offer a drop in service for vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness or struggling with money to provide advice and support.
To support the running costs of a drop in service for homeless and socially isolated people in the centre of Leicester.
The Community Giants Limited
To offer furniture and craft workshops for young people who are unemployed providing skills and work experience as well as an income.
Burgh Community Debt Advice Centre
To support a volunteer programme for money management advice.
The Forge Project
To provide hot meals to homeless and vulnerable people and offer work experience to volunteers.