It’s another grant of £30,000 over two years from the Garfield Weston Foundation – for core costs in running the Centre and the amazing range of support provided to the residents of Bierley – thye older people in the area, children from toddlers to teenagers, a support group for children with complex needs, a support group for the traveller’s community, a food pantry where £5 buys over £20 worth of good food and a payment i nto a crdit union account. Fantastic staff doing great work.
After a slow period in terms of winning grants for SGCA it’s taken off! This award from the Garfield Weston Foundation is for core costs. The recent £105,000 from Clothworker’s Foundation and Albert Hunt Trust are for the refurbishment of Pendle and Weavers houses for adults with severe learning disabilities/difficulties. Not that far to go now with this parr of the fundraising. This work is carried out as an associate of Moneytree Fundraising and I have raised £536,000 in 4 years for SGCA.
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.
We have supported OAOP to access funding to identify older men who are isolated and lonely in the Otley area. This is through a a Community Transport Association funding programme. Transport will be used to bring men together and then take them to a range of places and events that the individuals and the group choose. This project is one which John and Rachel have been working on with OAOP to both identify gaps in community support and then find ways to provide solutions.