The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation is pleased to have recently awarded £1,000 to Forever Savvy, the outdoor education project for young adults with learning disabilities. The £1,000 was used to fund essential materials to begin a new woodworking initiative.
L-R: Rob Phelps, Amanda Phelps (founders of Forever Savvy) with Laura Grant representing The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation.
The Community Foundation awarded the money as it believes Forever Savvy is providing valuable community work, enabling more disabled adults to access the services for life-long learning.
Amanda Phelps, co-founder of Forever Savvy commented: “We are extremely pleased to have received this award of £1,000 to kick-start our new woodworking skills initiative. We will be purchasing materials to construct a number of objects, such as: garden planters, bird tables, bird boxes and small tables.
“Our trainees will benefit from the educational and practical skills of basic woodwork projects, as they will be involved in the selection, design and build of the final product. This will provide them with a real sense of pride and achievement. They would be encouraged to either keep their finished product or place them for sale to raise more funds for the project.”
The Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation work with businesses and individuals to set up funds and support local charity, voluntary and community groups.