30 Sep 2019

Congratulations September Winners!

By Kate Grantham

We’re absolutely delighted to announce the winners of September’s education round of funding!

Thank you to Patron, Glide for sponsoring education month, as well as to the many people who had their say by voting for their favourite project.

£2,000 WINNER-Eloquent Praise & Empowerment Dance Company

Eloquent Praise & Empowerment Dance Company teaches all styles of dance to children in Birmingham but also provides additional support to build confidence, self esteem and help young people overcome personal challenges and develop as individuals.

The dance company allows young people to grow and develop within the creative arts, whilst also providing the support systems to allow them to blossom into the best possible person they can be.

£2,000 will allow Eloquent Praise to run workshops with guest speakers, teachers and inspirational people to educate about the issues that many children can face. The group will then relay this knowledge through the creative arts – dance, drama and song, empowering them in a different way and equipping them with both physical and mental resilience. The funding will be used to put on the empowerment mentoring sessions for people in the community, making them free and accessible to all.

£1,000 WINNER-Little Buds Nurture Group

Little Buds Nurture Group provides a place for mothers to meet and support one another, as well as a safe space for their children to play and make friends.

Little Buds sessions include a variety of activities for both parents and children including arts and crafts, but also guest speakers who can provide a new perspective and educate both new and experienced mothers on how they can make the best choices for their children and families.

£1,000 will allow Little Buds to spend more time in the community garden and outdoors, especially as the colder season approaches by purchasing a garden poly tunnel that can be utilised for indoor gardening activities, shelter and storage.

£500 WINNER-Summerfield Stables

Summerfield Stables started nearly 50 years ago to provide access to horses for local children who otherwise would not have this opportunity. What started as a few rescue ponies and donkeys soon grew and the stables is now run predominantly by volunteers.

Summerfield Stables has continued this amazing work over the years, particularly focusing on providing sessions children with disabilities and those who are at risk of exclusion from school. Young people are referred to Summerfield Stables by their families, schools, therapists and mental health facilities, as well as many others.

Summerfield Stables currently has a waiting list of young people and £500 will help to provide horse riding sessions for free for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate in this opportunity, making a difference to the lives of the people who need the stables the most.

Thank you to everyone who voted! Sign up to receive a notification when voting opens next month!

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