Climate change brings big shifts in rainfall across the world and this is felt especially in Rajasthan in North West India. The people have always used ancient traditional methods to collect rain water during the monsoon season.
The Matthew Good Foundation was created in memory of Matthew Good who sadly passed away while running for charity. One of the aims of the Foundation is to promote safety and best practice in race medicine and treatment of illnesses commonly found during marathons and other similar events. These types of illnesses most commonly include, hypothermia (overheating), hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), hyponatremia (low blood salt) and sudden cardiac arrest.
The Junction Community Hub is open in Hedon, East Yorkshire, every Thursday from 2pm to 4pm. Visitors will find a friendly face, good coffee and cake, a warm atmosphere and a programme of activities and events each week from singing, crafts, quiz and more. The Junction is also supported by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Alzheimers UK and is a Dementia Friendly group.
In the north of the Philippines live indigenous groups and tribes, nestled amongst the mountains and forests. Largely the have been left to their own devices and happily existed for millennia. However, with an increasing corrupt and dictatorial government, these communities are now being marginalised and even murdered to make way for government hydro & mining schemes.
Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry’s HAT) was founded in 2018 to help children and their families who are affected by Hydrocephalus (water on the brain). Harry’s HAT aims to make life better for children and their families who are affected by Hydrocephalus, by working towards a cure.
Khushi Kantha aims to create opportunities for mothers in Bangladesh by using their existing embroidery skills to create products that are marketable in high-income countries such as the UK. Every purchase will empower a mother in Bangladesh to provide for her children with dignity and contribute to the circular economy. To turn this vision into a reality, Khushi Kantha needs funds to set up full-scale production in Bangladesh.
Mind Moves is a mobile mentoring service based in Merseyside, taking place from a car, or on a walk – literally, while on the move, aimed at supporting people with their mental and physical health and guidance around better decision making. It is a referral service, aimed at supporting people from 11 years to adults who need a little extra support or guidance.
The Yorkshire Rewilding Network aims to bring together anyone in the region who has an interest in rewilding — to inspire one-another, share knowledge and experience, and work towards a brighter, more sustainable future for all inhabitants… be they creatures great or small.
A group of volunteers that got together in March 2020 after realising the demand for fresh food within the local food banks was growing daily. They started to grow from seed fresh fruit and vegetables to supply the local food banks and schools projects within Reading and Wokingham area and want to expand to other areas across the UK.
Clean Ocean Sailing are on a mission to remove marine pollution from the hard-to-reach parts of our shores, doing so sustainably under the sail power of a restored schooner, The Annette, whilst raising awareness about ocean plastics.
We first met Diversified when they were a Grants for Good finalist in 2022. We went on to help them produce a series of films to tell their story and promote advocacy in schools.
Set up by young people, for young people, Youngwilders is a non-profit organisation focused on accelerating the rewilding of the UK and educating and energising a new generation of environmentalists.
YourStance are working to prevent deaths and life-changing injuries in young people who are at risk of being a victim of violence, by teaching them lifesaving “zero-responder” skills. Through a large team of volunteer medical professionals, they educate young people to enable them to respond with first aid before medical help arrives.
Team 1C started off as a group of parents/carers of children with CHD (congenital heart defects) gathering on Ward 1C at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Recognising how much help was needed to support children and their families both at home and abroad, they have spent the last 5 years fundraising for some amazing initiatives, including funding surgery children abroad, supporting local hospital wards in England, and volunteering at Ronald McDonald House.
Taking Baby Steps is a brand-new Community Interest Company (CIC), formed by experienced health specialists Sue and Jane to provide support to families who experience miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death and/or birth trauma with talking therapy sessions. They set up their organisation to make this much-needed and helpful therapy available to more people, as soon as they need it, having witnessed a gap in the local services available and long NHS waiting lists.
The BillyChip is an alternative to cash that allows the public to give direct donations to rough sleepers and homeless people without the fear of their donation being misused for drugs or alcohol. They can be redeemed in coffee shops and takeaways for the minimum of a hot or cold drink of their choice, many outlets offer more. The BillyChip is the legacy of its inventor, Billy Abernethy-Hope, a twenty-year-old ambulance driver from Bristol who tragically died before he could see his idea become a reality.
We provided funding for this video to help educate the local community about the work they do and how they might get involved during Volunteers Week 2023.
Sanitree is a social enterprise based across Scotland and India. Not only are they making menstruation more sustainable by manufacturing and selling reusable pads, they are also providing employment for women in Jaipur, India, who make the pads. They also have an outreach programme helping girls in Rajasthan to stay in education.