Matthew Good Foundation Awards another £10,000 in latest round of Grants for Good

Announcing the five finalists, plus results of the members’ vote for the top donation of £3,500!

In the latest round of Grants for Good, five finalists chosen by a panel at The Matthew Good Foundation have shared £10,000, with the largest donation of £3,500 going to the winner of a vote by John Good Group employees.

The Grants for Good fund sees £10,000 shared quarterly between just five charities, and in this round the foundation received over 400 submissions from small charities and projects, so it was really challenging to pick just five finalists!

During the process of choosing the finalists, our 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 finalists were:


The Bank West Hull Community Hub – Awarded £3,500

The densely populated Derringham area of Hull is in need of more locally accessible community facilities. Also, as the cost-of-living crisis bites, the need for local spaces that meet community needs has never been more vital. The Bank’s aim is to convert this disused bank into a multi-functional space for community interest groups, mental health awareness, local facility links, police surgeries, youth clubs, OAP groups, a community café, private office spaces, and computers for the community to use. Read more


Tees River Rescue – Awarded £2,500

Whilst most traditional lifeboats respond to emergencies, Tees River Rescue believe that prevention is better. Their volunteer teams patrol the river at peak times to increase the chance of being in the right place should something go wrong, as well as providing local education and search and rescue assistance. This busy, growing charity, with no paid staff or government funding are now looking to fund a support vehicle to increase their impact on this busy river. Read more


Nurdle – Awarded £2000

The team at Nurdle are committed to cleaning up the microplastics that devastate beaches across the UK. Microplastics are extremely hard to remove from the environment en-masse, so Nurdle has designed and developed three different tools that can help people clean more efficiently. With global demand for their Microplastic Trommel building, they are now looking to increase their impact significantly by helping communities to build their own machines from scratch as well as further developing their larger machines for large-scale clean-ups. Read more


Support Cambodia – Awarded £1000

Support Cambodia is a UK based charity looking to fund a new Sewing Centre located in Pailin, a large but remote town near the Thai border. Garment making is one of the main industries of Cambodia, and this project was requested by local women who want to learn a skill, earn an income and become independent to support their families and benefit their local community. Having already funded the set-up and training, the money would help to keep the centre running whilst it works towards self-sufficiency in three years. Read more


Project Baseline UK – Awarded £1000

This community of volunteer scuba divers are passionate about citizen science. Using effective teamwork and scientific diving techniques, they document marine sites around the UK to raise awareness of environmental challenges. As well as running local outreach, education and clean-up events, the real strength of their organisation is in their collaboration with scientific and conservation bodies, to whom they provide reliable, quality data in support of research and conservation efforts. Read more


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.

Since it’s launch in 2021, The Grants for Good fund, which comes entirely from John Good group donations has distributed £60,000 to small charities and community projects and will donate a further £10,000 by the end of 2022.

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