Community groups to benefit from grants

Sixteen projects are set to benefit from our ‘Grants for Good’ to aid work being done locally. The scheme, now in its fifth year, has seen local communities benefit from over £100,000 in donations to support projects to help communities prosper under the core themes of employability, education, financial literacy and homelessness. 

David Marlow, Chief Executive says “When we set up ‘Doing Good Together’ back in 2011, we took inspiration from our founder when deciding what work we wanted to support in our local communities.  

“I am delighted to be awarding our 2016 funds to such worthwhile projects and believe that Samuel Fox would be incredibly proud of this legacy.”

  • Caanan Trust (Long Eaton) – Working in on-going partnership with Long Eaton branch, our grant will assist literacy, numeracy, IT and life-skills sessions for vulnerable people and those at risk of homelessness. 
  • HOPE Nottingham (Nottingham) To support the development of an awards centre for recognised qualifications for people on the Hope Employment Pathway.
  • Eclectic Enterprise (Loughborough) - Working in on-going partnership with Loughborough branch, our grant will fund training courses for disadvantaged groups and young people. 
  • Empower (Grimsby) – Funding a mentoring and training programme for ex-offenders to help them get back into the job market. 
  • Forces in the Community (Nottingham) – Employability workshops for former members of the armed forces. 
  • Grantham Foodbank (Grantham) – Helping to fund costs of the job application process for vulnerable people wanting to get back into work. 
  • OASIS Community Centre (Worksop) – Working in on-going partnership with Worksop branch, Oasis will be providing volunteer training to help people gain skills for employment. 
  • Rainworth and Blidworth Detached Youth Project (Rainworth) – We will be providing the club with a Homework Hub, internet access, funding for a teaching assistant and exam revision resource packs.
  • Rutland House School for Parents (Sneinton) – Helping to aid independent living for families of disabled children through training and practical sessions.
  • Safe @ Last (Dinnington) – Following on from Worksop’s fundraising in 2015, our grant will support services for children running away and at risk of homelessness. 
  • The Drop Inn (Belper) – Supporting training and continued education for young people who have been excluded from mainstream education or at risk of being excluded. 
  • The Haven (Stapleford) – Supporting employability sessions, costs of attending interviews and running of a clothes-bank for interview clothes.
  • The Pythian Club (Basford) – Supporting with the running costs of the club for a year – offering training and qualifications, increasing educational attainment in deprived areas and promoting health and well-being. 
  • The Storehouse (Skegness) – Following on from the work with Skegness branch in 2015, our grant will fund the set up and running of a debt centre in Skegness to help local people manage their money.
  • Wild Things (Basford) – Helping to fund a 6 week summer- school programme for 36 vulnerable children from deprived areas of the city. 
  • ROCK (Grimsby) – Funding a ‘skills for work’ course to help local unemployed people back into the workplace. 
Groups have been invited to a special celebration event in July where they will receive their cheques.

You can find out more about our community work here.


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