£15,000 awarded in the latest Grants for Good

The results of the members’ vote for the top donation of £5,000 are in! Find out who won the latest round of Grants for Good. 

In the third round of John Good Group‘s Grants for Good for 2023, five finalists chosen by a panel at The Matthew Good Foundation have shared £15,000, with the largest donation of £5,000 going to the winner of a vote by John Good Group employees.

The Grants for Good fund awards £60,000 annually, with £15,000 shared each quarter between five charities. The foundation received over 400 submissions from small charities and projects, so it was difficult to pick just five finalists.

During the process of choosing the finalists, the Matthew Good Foundation panel get to know the people behind these fantastic initiatives, which are often very innovative grassroots causes formed in response to the quickly changing needs of communities. The final five that were chosen all have fantastic leadership, and we’re confident a small grant will go a long way to helping them achieve their goals.

The final results of this round were:

  • Humber Wellbeing Hub – Granted £5,000
  • LAB7- Granted £3,500
  • Care Across Communities – Granted £2,500
  • Hedgerow Heroes – Granted £2,000
  • The Food Forest Project – Granted £2,000

Since it’s launch in 2021, The Grants for Good fund, which is funded by John Good Group donations has now distributed £115,000 to small charities and community projects.

It’s always a pleasure to help small organisations like these get their initiatives off the ground and we look forward to seeing how their projects and charities develop in the future.

To find out more and apply, visit: https://www.matthewgoodfoundation.org/amplify-fund-grants-for-good/ 

October 2023

First opened in 2021 in response to a growing number of tragedies at the Humer Bridge, this wellbeing hub situated at the peaceful Humber Bridge Country Park provides emotional wellbeing support to the whole community, from those looking to have a cuppa and a chat, those looking for a like-minded group to enjoy the woodland with, or those in need of referral to specialist support.

October 2023

Lab7even helps young people aged between 13-20 from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Cardiff area, particularly those from minorities or those who are at risk of criminal exploitation, by running weekly music sessions with mentors, funding studio time, providing musical equipment, and facilitating trips and events. They break down the barriers the young people are facing, build self-esteem, provide positive role models and ultimately a new path into the creative industries.

October 2023

On a mission to build a fairer world, this UK based charity founded in 2021 is fundraising for poverty alleviation, water and sanitation, health, education and empowerment of women in developing countries. Their latest project is focussed on helping the school children of tea-workers in Bangladesh to escape the poverty cycle through education.

October 2023

This project, from CPRE Avon and Bristol aims to rebuild, restore, and protect hedgerows in the West of England, whilst training local residents and authorities in traditional and more sustainable hedge management practice. This restoration of wildlife habitats is not just great for wildlife and the environment, but also for local volunteers who are able to reap the benefits of taking part in a meaningful outdoor activity in their local area.

October 2023

The Food Forest Project is an intersectional environmental charity seeking to tackle issues such as food poverty, habitat & biodiversity loss, access to safe green space, carbon sequestration, and soil health. Working with local landowners, and local communities in Somerset, the Food Forest Project designs and builds free, community assisted, regenerative agroecological schemes for local communities, to ensure people have access to free, organic produce that doesn’t cost the earth.