In our latest round of Grants for Good, we are delighted to share the five finalists who have shared £10,000 following a vote by John Good Group employees.
We received over 300 submissions from various small charities and projects, so it was incredibly difficult for the panel to choose just five. However, the five finalists demonstrated that they have excellent leadership and that a small grant will go a long way to helping their work.
Market Field Farm
Market Field Farm enables young adults with a learning disability, autism and/or ADHD to access meaningful paid employment with conservation and nature in mind.
Girls Assemble provides workshops in carpentry and woodworking to girls who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET. They teach technical skills alongside career/ education guidance and mentorship.
Leeds Bike Mill, Fix it to Ride Project
The Fix it to Ride project by Leeds Bike Mill provides refurbished recycled bikes to asylum seekers and refugees adjusting to life in and around the city of Leeds.
Gleaning Cornwall Network
The Gleaning Cornwall Network organises volunteer groups to harvest crops that would otherwise go to waste and distributes this fresh produce to food banks and food poverty charities.
Throw a Starfish – Plastic Recycling Project, Kenya
A UK charity, Throw a Starfish, that works in Africa, launched a project earlier this year to set up a plastic recycling plant in the Mount Kenya region of Kenya. Not only will this ensure plastic is recycled, but it will also provide much-needed employment in the local area.
It has been a pleasure to get to know the people behind these fantastic initiatives, and we look forward to seeing how their projects and charities develop in the future.
The Matthew Good Foundation has now donated £50,000 through its Grants for Good programme following its launch in 2021 and will donate a further £20,000 by the end of 2022.
To find out more and apply, visit: https://www.matthewgoodfoundation.org/grantsforgood.