Chesterfield based charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation

Action for Children’s Branching Out, based in Chesterfield, is celebrating after being awarded £4,000 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.

Kerry Wilson from Action for Children comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much-needed funds to support our charity. Action for Children exists to support vulnerable young people nationally, and Branching Out does this locally by supporting adults with a wide range of disabilities and complex needs.

The funding was used towards updating the old sensory garden so that it could become a valuable resource again to the many visitors of the building. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Nan Marr, Assistant Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Chesterfield comments: “We’re really pleased that one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation. Staff from across the business have held a variety of fundraising events 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 community facilities, to improving 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 Action for Children.

Relevant projects from across Chesterfield are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at

For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit