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Young people enjoyed a fun event thanks to the Bobby Dhanjal Foundation

Bobby’s Foundation which supports children and young people in the city of Leicester sponsored an event at Goldhill Adventure Playground. The playground offers indoor and outdoor spaces where young people can play freely, meet new friends and have […]

A brilliant project that houses young people

Two young people share their stories about how the Park Lodge Project has given them a home when they had no other options. Park Lodge provides safe accommodation for 46 young homeless people aged 16 to 25, both […]

First Step to a better life

A client explains how First Step changed his life. First Step provides counselling for men over 18 to move on with their lives after the trauma of sexual abuse. Under 18’s are also supported through art, music and […]

Winners have been announced for 2019

  The Queens Award for Voluntary Service is awarded in recognition of the hard work and dedication that teams of volunteers put in across the UK, and is open for 2020 nominations until 13th September 2019. This year’s […]

See first hand: The Wellbeing Café

Volunteers at the Wellbeing Café Project talk about the inspiring work they do. The project supports people over 18 in the Loughborough area, and is developing in other areas. It provides links to professional support and offers enjoyable […]

Howzat! Cricket coaching sessions unite rural communities

Youngsters and their families have been bowled over by cricket coaching sessions which have brought isolated rural communities together. Thanks to funding from The William Colton Youth Sports Fund, The Belvoir Bees Junior Coaching Programme was able to […]

£50,000 boost for five projects working with women and girls in Leicestershire

Five Leicestershire projects working with some of society’s most vulnerable women and girls have received a much-needed funding boost of £10,000 each from Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation. Small charities and community groups nationally have received grants of […]

Drum and Brass are using music to make a positive change

A grant of just over £2,000 from the Oaktree Fund has helped Drum and Brass to run an incredibly fun and unique project involving music sessions for babies, toddlers and their parents. Drum and Brass run the interactive […]

Charities share Chamber’s fundraising efforts

Three charities have been named as beneficiaries of fundraising efforts by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) in 2019. Chamber President Kevin Harris announced them at the Chamber’s Christmas Lunch, at Winstanley House, Leicester, on Friday. They are […]

Canine Partners is transforming lives of people with disabilities

A generous funding of £5,000 from the Neil Murphy Fund has helped with the training of Spud so he can assist his new owner James. With funding from the Neil Murphy Fund, Canine Partners was able to purchase […]