Barnstaple charity gets a helping hand from The Screwfix Foundation

Freedom Community Alliance based in Barnstaple, is celebrating after being awarded £3,700 worth of funding from The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.

Rebecca Harris from Freedom Community Alliance comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Freedom Community Alliance is a Christian charity delivering services to vulnerable people in North Devon, providing help to 12,000 people per year through the Freedom Centre and our behaviour rehabilitation centre on Exmoor. The funding will be used to update the Freedom Centre so that we can continue to help the local community. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Steve Henderson Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Barnstaple comments: “We’re really pleased that one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation. Staff from our store have been involved in fundraising to raise vital funds for The Screwfix Foundation, so it’s fantastic to see the money we have raised being invested back into such a worthwhile community project.

The Screwfix Foundation, which launched in April 2013 donates much needed funding to help a variety of local projects throughout the UK, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness or disability.

It also works closely with two national charity partners, Barnardo’s children’s charity and Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as supporting smaller, local registered charities like Freedom Community Alliance.

The next round of funding will be awarded in October, later this year. Relevant projects from across Barnstaple are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit