Granted, it's £32,000… charities cheque in

“It’s amazing to receive this grant from The Nottingham as it means we can now offer our services to more women that need our support and help them to become the best they can.”

Those were the words of Niyo Enterprise’s over-the-moon Oyinkansola Adebao after her community mentoring programme was one of nine fantastic charities and projects to receive Grants For Good totalling nearly £32,000.

Representatives from the organisations attended a celebration at our head office in Nottingham, where they picked up their cheques from Chief Executive David Marlow.

Following the event David said: “We were delighted to present the money to such fantastic and inspirational organisations - all of whom work at the heart of our communities and very much under The Nottingham’s ethos of supporting financial education, homelessness, and employability projects.

“Grants For Good is part of the society’s Doing Good Together programme, which since it was launched in 2010 has donated over £950,000 to good causes close to branches across our heartland.”

"What makes this initiative so special is the relationships that many of our team members forge with grant recipients. The ongoing support and goodwill they provide continues to make such a positive difference."

The 2018 Grants For Good recipients are…

Breaking Barriers Building Bridges (Nottingham) - £4,000
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) - £3,300
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) - £3,600
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) - £4,600
To provide a hair mentoring programme for young offenders from the BME women’s population, connecting with other women who are already social entrepreneurs.

Rumbletums (Kimberley) - £3,250
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) - £3,300
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) - £3,150
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) - £3,500
Contribution towards a project facilitator to run a supported work experience programme working with homeless people in Sheffield.

The Zone Youth Project (Nottingham) - £3,000
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.


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