In 2013 Croydon Commitment donated nearly £25k to six good causes
Six Croydon charities benefited last year from a combined total of nearly £25,000 funding thanks to the latest round of Croydon Commitment’s Grassroots Trust Fund.
The winning applicants were announced as Croydon Commitment launched its In Croydon 4 Croydon pledge at Fairfield Halls on Tuesday, March 26th 2013.
The good causes were the beneficiaries from Croydon Commitment’s community endowment fund which is designed to provide a long-term legacy for the borough’s voluntary sector.
This year’s funding breakdown was as follows:
Advice Support and Knowledge Ltd £3,120. The organisation delivers day-to-day training through a series of courses designed to improve the employability of young people aged 15+ throughout the borough.
Rise Media £4,000. Providers of a magazine called Limelight – produced by young people for young people – as part of a programme designed to help young people aged 11 to 25 to develop key employability skills. It helps to train journalists from the future and has already seen a number of people from the project gain full-time employment.
Empowered to Succeed £5,317: Offering advisory support to young people who are at risk, who have been excluded from or underperformed at school or who are at risk of becoming victims of or committing crime. The funding has helped to provide career training for around 20 16-24 year olds.
Lives Not Knives £4,700. Thanks to previous funding, the youth-led organisation aiming to prevent youth violence in the borough, taking the message into schools across Croydon. The funding has helped to bring workshops to another 2,500 schoolchildren throughout 2013.
African Youth Development Association £6,000. This organisation has developed a programme for 48 individuals to attain a National Open College Network qualification in the social care sector with the support of JobCentre Plus.
Friends of Thornton Heath £810. The funding was used to engage 100 local people in outdoor gardening activities. Produce from the garden is distributed to around 50 local residents to have a positive impact on people’s diet and their food budget.
Previously we have enabled 11 organisations to benefit from nearly £55,000 of funding, which is a tremendous achievement.
Thank you to Croydon Voluntary Action for processing the applications and for administering the funds.
We hope that by providing this continued investment, we are contributing to the development of the people of Croydon and playing a significant part in making it a better place.