The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has announced funding totalling £27,200 for two charities that work with young people based in the Bristol area, Hartcliffe & Withywood Kick Start (HAWKS) and Bread Youth Project.
HAWKS is a charity that supports parents and young people in south Bristol who are affected by drug or alcohol misuse. HAWKS offers a range of services including one to one support, advice and information, and care plans to families affected by substance abuse. The charity has been awarded a £12,000 grant over two years by the Foundation to contribute towards the cost of the hidden harm group programme.
Lorraine Bush, Service Coordinator for HAWKS said:
We are delighted to be awarded a grant by the Foundation which will enable us to continue our work with vulnerable people affected by drug or alcohol misuse in the Bristol area.
The Foundation has also awarded Bread Youth Project a £15,200 grant over two years towards the salary of the Youth Support Worker and overheads. Bread Youth Project runs activities to raise awareness of issues that are important to young people across Bristol.
Emma Rigby Project Manager at the Bread Project said:
Bread Youth Project works to provide necessary support and training to help young people to develop confidence, knowledge and self awareness. The grant from the Foundation will allow the project to continue to provide these services.”
The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales is one of a few grant makers to offer grants for core funding, such as salaries and overheads, assisting charities in maintaining their services.
Emma Beeston, Grant Manager for the West of England said:
Both of these charities work with young people who may be vulnerable or need support. The Foundation awarded £3.5million in 2011 to charities working with children and young disadvantaged people to help them play a fuller role in their communities.”