Find out which projects will be benefitting from our ‘Grants for Good’!
We're delighted to be awarding 18 local causes our special 'Grant for Good'! Earlier in the year we launched our quest to find local projects who would benefit from a gift of up to £250. Working with our key 'Doing Good Together' themes of homelessness, employability, education and financial capability, our branches chose a number of worthy projects all delivering schemes to help our local communities prosper.
Sherwood and Hucknall branch chose to support their local food Bank, The Trussell Trust. Both branches have already been involved in food collections this year but wanted to help the charity out financially too. Sherwood branch manager James Fletcher explains 'Trussell Trust do a fantastic job of delivering services to those in need however, the grant will enable them to run a number of budgeting workshops locally to help prevent the need for the food bank in the future.'
Loughborough branch chose to support a local social enterprise, Second Chance, to get their online marketing up and running. Branch Manager Karen Hill says 'The project really was a firm favourite with all the team as it not only generated income for the charity, but also gave local young people the chance to volunteer, learn new skills and gain work experience to help with CV's. We're really looking forward to getting behind the charity to help them out.'
Arnold branch chose to support local literacy by choosing charity Literacy Volunteers in Nottingham based in Woodborough to help deliver reading and communication help to local schools and providing people with valuable work experience. Branch Manager Heidi Lang added 'The application really stood out for us as we could really see how the little bit of help we gave them would go a long, long way.'
Other projects we're supporting this year are;
- Cannan Trust - Education programme for vulnerable and homeless supported by Long Eaton
- Crosby Community Association - Debt advice workshops supported by Brigg
- Dipsu - Support drop in sessions to promote independent living supported by Mansfield
- Drugs in Lincs - Drug awareness and access to help courses for local vulnerable and homelessness supported by Louth
- FreeDA - Debt and budgeting advice supported by Shepshed
- Grimsby and District Live at Home Scheme - Volunteer training for home help aiding independent living and work experience supported by Cleethorpes
- Hermitage Preschool - Expansion of the communication and literacy area supported by Ruddington
- Hope Nottingham - Literacy and numeracy courses for local unemployed supported by Beeston
- Life - Learning in a fun environment - Gardening project to build confidence and employability skills supported by Bulwell
- OASIS Community Church & Community Centre - Training courses to build employability skills supported by Worksop
- ShoeAid - Provide shoe collections for local homeless supported by Stapleford
- The Storehouse - Melton - Clothing project for local homeless supported by Melton Mowbray
- The Storehouse - Skegness - Debt and budgeting advice workshops supported by Skegness
- United Communities Network - 1 day employability course supported by Wollaton
- Venture - Workshops for Employability skills for local people with learning and physical disabilities supported by Ashbourne