We have a passion to transform the lives of young people by giving them an opportunity to make memories and challenging them to see their full potential. As part of our project, we run residential trips, one each school term. Including an extra trip in the summer holidays. However, the disadvantage of these trips is that they can become a financial burden for some families, due to the cost of living crisis this has become more apparent for even more families, so we would like to gather funding to help relieve the financial burdens, allowing all young people to attend.
Our project is specifically for those who are vulnerable in our society, including the elderly, families and disabled. There are children and adults in our community who do not eat from one day to the next and we want to change that. We know this because we work directly with GP’s, the hospital, community groups and people direct who refer themselves to us every day for that soul purpose…to feed them
£9,000 would subsidise 2250 meals @ £4 per meal, with the customer contributing £2 only.
£1,000 would be used toward admin cost etc
Fulfilled within 6 months
We created a free resource assisting families in identifying possible extra funding (grants for Equipment, Essential items, Educational aids, Day trips or short breaks) to help with the extra costs associated with having a disabled child. We are now receiving 2 or 3 requests every day from families asking for help with making applications either for specific grants or with help with DLA and PIP’s. We want to set aside 1 day a week of time for our workers to sit alongside each family to help them secure the extra money needed. Our success to date with applications is 95%
Our evidence reveals that levels of financial capability in the UK are low. Therefore, by providing enhanced financial capability skills, awareness of energy efficiency, housing rights/responsibilities and tips on tackling the cost-of-living issues, we aim to prevent people from getting into debt and improve their mental health.
Funding will help develop free easy-read resources, available in printed and online versions, that everyone can use. We also aim to deliver free workshops for 6 organisations working with disadvantaged groups. Easy-to-digest sessions within these workshops will especially target young people and individuals with learning disabilities or English as an additional language.