Projects that will receive a Grants for Good
Over £35,000 is to be awarded to 14 community projects as part of our Grants for Good scheme this year.
Launched in 2011, the Grants for Good initiative offers support to organisations that help communities prosper under the core themes of employability, education, financial literacy and homelessness.
This year the 14 projects receiving Grants for Good are spread across four counties. They are:
Bassetlaw Citizens Advice Bureau – The grant will be used to support staff giving debt and finance advice in the district.
Broxtowe Youth Homelessness – The grant will support a drop-in worker to run sessions in Stapleford for residents of Stapleford and Eastwood.
Citizens Advice Broxtowe – The grant will fund a specialist housing adviser to train volunteers for families in crisis.
Emmanuel House Day Centre – The grant will support homeless and vulnerable people by providing food, shelter and warm clothing.
Friary Drop-In Centre – The grant will be used to offer a place for the homeless to learn IT skills. They can then use the skills to apply for jobs or try and find somewhere to live.
Nonsuch – The grant will be used to provide free masterclass opportunities for 16-25 year olds to experience and learn media and art that can help them prepare for creative careers.
Pulp Friction Smoothie Bar – The grant will be used to offer training and work experience placements in the café at The National Justice Museum for young adults who have learning disabilities.
Stonebridge City Farm - The grant will be used to create 30 additional work placements at the farm for unemployed adults with physical and learning disabilities.
Transform Training – The grant will be used 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) – The grant will be used to employ a welfare, finance and accommodation officer who will give advice for four hours a week for two years.
SoundCafe Leicester – The grant will contribute towards the second year operational costs to support homeless and socially isolated people in Leicester.
The Community Giants Limited – The grant will be used to offer furniture and craft workshops for unemployed people so they can sell the furniture and generate an income.
Burgh Community Debt Advice Centre – The grant will be used to train community volunteers in debt advice.
The Forge Project – The grant will be used to support homeless people by providing two hot meals four days a week and offering work experience to volunteers.
Representatives from the successful groups will attend an awards evening at The Nottingham’s head office in July where they will receive their cheques from David Marlow, Chief Executive.