Grantee News and Awards
We’re so happy to see so many of our grantees being featured in national news and recognised with awards recently.
We were inspired to read about the work of Action for Conservation (TFN funded in 2018), whose youth-led conservation scheme has expanded into Wales. The new project has been labelled ‘the biggest youth conservation attempt in the world’ to tackle the decline in British wildlife across the region. This exciting expansion was featured in The Guardian this month.
Read the moving story of Majeda who was imprisoned by the Syrian government for helping to feed people whose homes had been bombed in the war. She managed to escape Syria and now uses food to continue her activism in exile through Migrateful (YFN funded in 2017). Migrateful empowers refugees and migrants on their journey to integration by supporting them to run their own cooking classes.
We were proud to see our friend Tim Ramsey, founder of Just Like Us (TFN funded in 2017) and School Diversity Week featured in The Guardian. Tim's work will continue to drive inclusivity for LGBT young people in schools. Tim said, “I want all schools to be places where all children can be themselves, fearlessly.”
The important work of grantees has also been recognised with awards. These include CrackedIt, which was awarded Social Enterprise of the Year by the Evening Standard at a special gala ceremony; Foundervine and London Village Network which were shortlisted as finalists in the Tech4Good Awards; Small Acts of Kindness which won a Community Champion award for its work supporting older community members; and Footworks, which was recognised with a Points of Light award for its work improving the health of homeless people in the UK
A big congratulations to all!