Ansvar Community Campaign 2021
On the 10th May we launched our latest Community Campaign, giving money back to charities across the UK.
We asked entrants to tell us about a specific project they had either started but needed more funding to achieve their objectives, or a project they planned to run. The standard of entries was so high and we really appreciated the time taken to write each and every one of them.
Our panel of 5 judges considered a shortlist of 40 charities and after debate and discussion came up with our 3 winners. Here’s a bit about them all!
Yes Futures They were our top prize winners and the judges were really impressed with their entry. Based in Brixton, Yes Futures supports disadvantaged young people in London and the South East by helping them take part in community projects which build their communication and teamwork skills.
Yes Futures will use its £15,000 to fund Play Your Part day trips, where young people engage in vocational activities to support their local community, such as building hedgehog houses, designing outdoor classrooms, pruning shrubbery and looking after farm animals.
A huge part of their programme is about instilling confidence. The charity was founded in 2012 by Sarah Sewell, an experienced teacher who noticed that a lack of confidence was often holding students back from fulfilling their potential and this prize will help them support over 500 children.
Little Lifts provide boxes of ‘goodies’ for those going through chemotherapy. Items such as hand cream, sweets, small bottles of water etc. Small things that can make someone’s chemo experience just a little more bearable and put a smile on someone’s face. We felt this was such a lovely idea and one which will also positively benefit many people.
Oakleaf are a mental health charity who work with people with all kinds of mental health issues. The charity launched its Kickstart programme in January after seeing the highest level of low mood and suicidal thoughts ever in its clients during the winter lockdown, as well as a decline in their physical health.
The 12-week Kickstart programme was so successful in boosting both physical and mental health, the charity decided to seek funding to run further courses, year on year.
We’re hoping to meet all of our winners in person in the coming weeks and will be sharing photos and stories on social media, so look out for updates on Twitter and LinkedIn.