Guildford based charity gets a helping hand from the Screwfix Foundation
Halow Project based in Guildford is celebrating after being awarded £500 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.
Rose Connolley from Halow Project comments: “We are very grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these much needed funds to support our charity. Halow Project provides opportunities and support for young people to access social activities, community based learning and work like experiences. The funding will enable young people to grow and sell their own produce and will also help towards requiring funding to purchase timber kits and materials. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”
Andy Perry, Store Manager of the Screwfix store in Guildford 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 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 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 Halow Project.
The next round of funding will be awarded in early 2016. Relevant projects from across Guildford are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.
For more information about The Screwfix Foundation, visit screwfixfoundation.com.