We are delighted to have received an incredible £10,000 grant from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Fund (HIWCF), to support our work during this challenging time.
The grant was the result of the National Emergencies Trust’s appeal in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The NET, which has Prince William as its patron, has raised millions of pounds to support local charities and grassroots organisations that can deliver help directly to those who need it. Step by Step was recognised as one such charity.
This funding comes at a critical time for Step by Step and will be used to keep our valuable services running for the vulnerable young people who rely on them. The grant will buy critical food and medicine packages, and fund rent deposits for those moving on to independent accommodation. It will also pay for online training and education, online counselling sessions, and allow remote study for those who can no longer attend college.
HIWCF Chairman, Jonathon Cheshire OBE, commented: “We are delighted to be able to support Step by Step in their work to help those in need in the local community. Local charities, community groups and voluntary organisations are providing a lifeline to those less fortunate, and it is heartening to see that these organisations can react so quickly and be so resourceful in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Step by Step are fortunate to have received the recent support of a number of trusts and grants. They recognise that our work with young people at risk is more important now than ever.
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