This summer many local families will struggle to feed their children as the loss of free school meals pushes people on low income to go without basics. Four mums went to parliament last week to highlight how they go without food in the holidays to feed their families and how their children miss out on even basic opportunities over the school holidays.
We’re really glad to announce that this month we’ve awarded nearly 100 grants funding a wide range of activities for young people to help offer young people and families opportunities they would otherwise never get.
We’re so grateful to all our fund holders who are motivated to support local people experiencing disadvantage.
Here are just five of the projects that received funding through us last month:
· £1,000 to Ambition Lawrence Weston for coach hire for two family day trips as part of the Lawrence Weston Holiday Hunger Programme. (Mall Fountain Fund Grant)
· £5,000 to Hartcliffe and Withywood Angling Club to run weekly fishing trips for young people throughout the summer and autumn holidays. (Bristol City Council Youth Sector Support Fund)
· £17,198 to Empire Fighting Chance for a programme of non-contact boxing combined with mentoring and personal development to young people involved/at risk of involvement in racially motivated hate crime. (Building Stronger Britain Together – BSBT)
· £2,000 to the Genesis Trust towards the Lifeline service feeding and providing other services for homeless people in the Bath area. (Express Grant)
· £2,000 to 34th Weston-super-Mare (The Firs) towards camping and activity trips for children with complex and additional needs in Weston super Mare. (Express Grant)
Read the full list of grants awarded last month