As an associate with Moneytree Fundraising John supports Stanley grange with its fundraising – mostly for the capital refurbishment of all the houses for the 42 adult residents with severe learning difficulties. Recently, Joh has raised £12,500 which has paid for an outdoors specialist gym for the residents – and it’s proving very popular! there will be pictures soon.
Another £10,000 grant was secured to help Otley Action for Older People raise the £80,000 needed for a custom minibus – so important to transport members to and from activities at the refurbished centre. They are getting near to the target figure – with our help. Otley Action also take a lead in bringing together a range of community groups and organisations to network and find ways to work together to support all sections of the community in Otley.
We have just facilitated an Away Day with the 8 trustees and 2 of the staff from Nightstop – supporting young people at a point of crisis through homelessness. They are a fabulous group of passionate and committed people to work with. One of the trustees had just, with a lot of support from others, run a consultation event with 20 young people taking part – yielding a lot of information and suggestions about how young people can be supported onwards in their lives. The day was very useful in identifying the potential strategic aims for the charity and what key objectives would sit under these.
We have been working steadily and effectively in support of ecoACTIVE in Hackney, London. Mainly, we are supporting their fundraising to develop the 18 Community Gardens across Hackney and Newham – as well as their Forest schools. So far for 2023 we have supported them in raising £115,000: £40,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation (over 2 years), £17,500 from the Hiscox Foundation, £10,000 from L&Q, £23,000 from the Portal Trust and just recently £25,000 from the OVO Foundation. We will now be working with ecoACTIVE to fundraise for a 4 kilometre ‘Buzzline’ – a pollination friendly corridor – through Hackney – very exciting!