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Jigsaw Foundation funding of £144,000 boosts community projects

Jigsaw Foundation funding of £144,000 boosts community projects

27 community projects from across the neighbourhoods where Adactus HA and Beech HA own and manage homes have benefited from grants awarded by Jigsaw Foundation, Jigsaw Homes Group’s approach to community investment. £144,000 from the £500k annual fund has been awarded to these projects since Jigsaw Foundation’s launch on 3 April 2019.

Funding has been awarded to those most in need of support across the North West. This support involves a variety of circumstances that includes food parcels, health and well-being, homelessness and social inclusion.

A grant of £21,772 was awarded to Mustard Tree charity. They tackle the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness locally. People in Central and North Manchester experiencing low incomes, homelessness and other difficulties can access their range of services. Approximately 1,898 individuals in the Manchester area will now benefit from the project.

Manchester Carers Forum received £11,540 to support 300 local carers over a two year period. The funding will be used to run activities so carers can meet each other and share experiences. This is crucial in reducing the loneliness many experience.

The Wigan Youth Zone received £25,000 to offer a range of targeted services to young people in the area. Counselling, mentoring, employability and enterprise programmes, days out and holiday clubs will now be provided.

In Lancaster, The Olive Branch is a local Christian charity who helps the socially disadvantaged. Their grant will help them replenish food stocks for their food bank. This will prove vital to the charity as they continue to see a year-on-year increase in the number of visitors using their service. Visitors have difficulties ranging from homelessness to budgeting and debt issues, addiction and even grief and loneliness.

Applications for next year’s Jigsaw Foundation funding for Adactus and Beech residents will open in early 2020. For further details visit foundation.jigsawhomes.org.uk or call 0300 111 1133.

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