Society Foundation

First Summer 2015 grants announced

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

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The Society Foundation is excited to announce the first four grants it has agreed to give out as part of its Summer 2015 Funding Round.

The following organisations have been successful in securing funding:

Action Foundation. The Society Foundation has given Action Foundation £2,000 to develop a database of learners that will enable them to conduct more robust and effective monitoring and evaluation. Action Foundation provides opportunities to migrants in Tyne and Wear, at the margins of society, helping them to overcome joblessness, exclusion, isolation and poverty. This is achieved partly through supported accommodation for new refugees, and through the provision of free ESOL classes.

London Reclaimed. The Society Foundation has given London Reclaimed £1,500 to improve their IT infrastructure and to buy new dust extractors and respirators. London Reclaimed is a social enterprise in Peckham, South London, that helps local young people get into paid work. They take on NEET 16-25 year-olds for an intensive year-long programme where they receive carpentry and joinery training from experienced professional furniture makers.  

Beyond Food Foundation, The Society Foundation has given Beyond Food Foundation (BFF) £1,000 to purchase Blackbaud’s ‘eTapestry’ software, so that they can improve their supporter communications and grow their fundraising base. BFF aims to break the cycle of homelessness in London. Their programme teaches people with food, and provides skills in cooking and nutrition. Participants are then eligible to apply for a three week course offering experience in a professional kitchen, followed by a certified 13 month apprentice scheme. 

Junction 42. The Society Foundation has given Junction 42 £500 so that they can buy ten bikes, along with helmets, locks, and pumps, which the people they support can then borrow in order to get to job interviews. Junction 42 works with offenders around the Newcastle and Gateshead area. They provide education, mentoring and support, focusing on reducing social isolation, building community, addressing chaotic lifestyles, and removing barriers to employment and family stability.

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