We are delighted to announce that Market Field Farm, a small charity in Essex that gives young people with learning disabilities a stepping stone into work, has been awarded a £3,500 grant through our Grants for Good programme.
Market Field Farm secured the maximum funding available, following a vote by John Good Group employees after making the shortlist out of more than 300 applications.
Market Field Farm is a fantastic new charity, created to help young people with learning disabilities get into work. Their working environment is supportive, yet challenging and each young person gains skills to further their independence whilst at work.
They operate an enterprise, under the charity, called Market Field Grows that works alongside organisations to undertake conservation, gardening and maintenance work. Already, the families and their tutors have seen positive changes across many areas of their young person’s life. For most, if not all, this is the first opportunity they have had to be independent from their family, school or college – and all have embraced the opportunity and love being part of a team, meeting new people, learning about the work they’re undertaking and contributing to a large scale project.
With demand for their services high, coupled with the positive outcomes, the charity wants to expand and create a second team. Our funds will help purchase the equipment needed to get the second team up and running.