Croydon Charities receive £12,000
Croydon Commitment hosted the 2014 Grass Roots Trusts Awards on Thursday 2nd July at the Hilton Hotel, Purley Way. The Soul Symphony Choir opened the evening and The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Patricia Hay-Justice gave out the awards.
Set up in 2008 by Croydon Commitment and its partners, the Grassroots Trust Fund is awarded to small Croydon charities to kick-start inspiring projects. This year, the funding theme was helping people develop key skills, confidence and motivation that will help them through education, training, or the move into work.
Katharine Glass, Chair of Croydon Commitment board said ‘Croydon is changing & we want to help meet the changing needs of the borough with these awards.
Our six award winners tackle issues that affect both young and old members of our community and we are delighted to support their initiatives’.
• ASKI - to help the older BMER community to develop key skills and confidence for employment - £1073
• Stoke Action – to help provide practical and emotional support for stroke victims - £1000
• Congolese Voluntary Association – to offer training and support to immigration and asylum seekers - £2400
• CYTO – to help start the Arts Awards Programme for the development of young people - £2557
• Purley Youth Project – supporting young people to develop life skills, gain confidence and provide opportunities to broaden knowledge - £3000
• Spice – preparing adults from hard to engage communities with OCNLR qualifications - £2000
Croydon Commitment is a corporate-led social responsibility charity that supports the work of local charities, schools, and community projects and is supported by local businesses. Contact 0208 774 3680 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org