Engage Daily Update - 13 September
Support for Organisations
Funder of the Week
At the B&Q Foundation, we believe everyone needs a place to feel at home. So we’re putting our efforts behind local charities who share our vision – helping to create better, safer places for the people in our communities who need them most. We support UK registered charities with a combination of grants, volunteering time and home improvement resources. From building safe spaces for kids to play in deprived areas, to providing residential support for people with no home of their own – the organisations we back are making a difference to those who don’t have access to what most of us take for granted. And that helps build better communities for us all.
The Foundation has awarded its first round of grants to charities across the UK and Ireland, ranging from homelessness and abuse charities, to children’s hospices and rehabilitation centres.
One of the first grants has been awarded to homeless charity St Martins in Norwich, which supports vulnerable adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The £3,500 grant is being used to create a safe and welcoming outdoor area for clients to wait for appointments, meet and socialise in, without the fear of being moved on.
Herts Young Homeless (hyh) charity, in Hatfield, is using its £5,000 grant from the B&Q Foundation to help furnish accommodation for the vulnerable 16-24 year olds at risk of homelessness it supports. By helping these young people, who have often moved out of shelters or homes following a family breakdown, live in dignity and comfort, hyh aims to help them avoid homelessness for now and the rest of their lives.
B&Q Foundation is a registered charity, set up to support projects and provide grants to registered charities in the UK to improve homes and community space for those that need it most. To find out more and to register interest in applying for a grant from the B&Q Foundation:- https://www.diy.com/corporate/bandq-foundation
Do you want to feature in the Paisley Daily Express?
Would you like your organisation to feature in the Paisley Daily Express? Do you have a story to tell? Want to inspire new supporters/volunteers/service users? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will showcase your organisation or service.
Although online and social media is important, remember that offline press is great for reaching local people and communities who are often marginalised. KLAS Care, Return To Life and Shopmobility have all featured as Engage Community Spotlights in the Paisley Daily Express, a publication that still produces a daily paper.
See the attached articles for a flavour of the coverage we’ve helped them achieve. This could be your organisation/service. Email email@example.com for a short questionnaire to get you some press!