Croydon based grant making charity, Nudge Foundation, has awarded grants totalling £2,000 to three community groups operating across the borough in its first funding round. All groups work towards improved community cohesion, youth opportunity and increased social mobility, primarily for the benefit of Croydon residents.
During its first funding round, Nudge Foundation supported the work of Croydon FM, Willow Learning for Life, and the Manju Shahul-Hameed Foundation. Croydon FM will use the funding to continue ‘The Youth Project’, providing a creative outlet for teenagers by teaching them skills in live broadcasting and radio production. Willow Learning for Life will train seven individuals with learning disabilities to deliver inclusion and resilience training in schools. The Manju Shahul-Hameed Foundation will provide mental health training to Secondary School staff.
Chair of Manju Shahul-Hameed Foundation, Councillor Toni Letts OBE said “We are going to use the funds from the Nudge Foundation grant to develop mental health first aiders to go into schools and act as trained helpers for those that staff identify as being in need of support. We are grateful to Nudge Foundation for their financial contribution to promote and increase our value to Croydon residents.”
Trustee of Nudge Foundation Ahzaz Chowdhury said: “Having grown up in Croydon, I thought it was important to recognise the hard-working charities and groups that give so much to the community I know and love. It was difficult to decide just three grant winners, as all who applied were doing such great work for the town.”
Nudge Foundation will launch its second round of grants in early 2020.
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