Society Foundation

Details of our 2023 grants are announced

Monday, 13 May 2024

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Society Foundation - Summary of 2023 Grant Awards

£2,400 was granted to Brook, based in Derbyshire in an old mining community which is hard hit by deprivation (top 19% most deprived ONS). The funding helped residents back into work with the purchase of refurbished laptops. Brook works extensively with vulnerably housed and ex-offenders serving work that reaches around 1,000 people per year in total. Their work is for the whole community regardless of background, faith, or any characteristic.

£2,500 was granted to Bounce Legacy, set up in 2021 with the express objective of improving the lives of NEET young people by removing barriers to access the film and creative industries. Their key aim is to support young people’s future employment opportunities, providing access to inspiration, hands on training, mentoring and work experience and helping them to express themselves creatively.

£2,280 was granted to Fresh Start Futures Enterprise, who work predominantly with ex-offenders to help them back into sustainable employment, training & education, and housing upon release. Their main aim is for individuals to provide a positive contribution upon release and re-integrate into their lives and communities, as well as continue to support and help improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

£1,500 was granted to Gardening in Action, whose main aim is to grow the joy of plants and gardening in everyone. This in turn enriches lives, building communities and increases employment opportunities which positively impact the environment.  They run a free horticultural training programme for job seekers, providing inclusive gardening workshops and supporting community gardens with training, help and advice.

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