We have been working with the Manningham Advice Project for around 3 years now. The Project provides advice on the benefits system and immigration to a largely south Asian community. We have worked to support hem in various ways: strategic development, fundraising, evaluation and development of the Self-Reliance programme. This year we have played an active role in helping them recruit a new Chief Executive Officer – a new role for the organisation. We were delighted to be part of the leaving do for the retiring Project Manager and the annual dinner. And that’s not all! We have just heard that our work in supporting their application to reaching Communities has resulted in a grant award of £113,000 over the next three years!
TSC has worked with Bierley Community Association over the past 9 months to progress an application to the Henry Smith Charity. After a positive meeting with their visitor and another long wait we have heard that BCS has been awarded £126,000 over three years! This is to support the work to sustain people and families in very difficult times – in an area where there are high levels of poverty and disadvantage – as well as people wanting to learn new skills and help each other out. We are very proud.
In the last few weeks we have been busy refining applications to the Albert hunt Trust and the Clothworker’s Foundation. This led to meetings with both funders and the results are a total of £105,000 in grants towards the refurbishment of Pendle and Weavers houses for adults with severe learning disabilities in Lancashire. This work is as an associate of Moneytree Fundraising. This brings the total raised for this inspiring community to well over half a million pounds now! Many thanks to these two funders.