Leeds based charity, Battle Scars, to develop a new mental health hub with funds from the Screwfix Foundation
Battle Scars, based in Leeds, is celebrating after receiving £5,000 worth of funding from the Screwfix Foundation, the charity which supports charities and not-for-profit organisations in need across the UK to fix, maintain and improve properties and facilities.
Battle Scars is 100% survivor-led and run and offers local, regional, and national support around self-harm. Their services include a variety of peer support options, including groups for family and friends of people who self-harm, training for professionals, awareness raising events, and support in schools.
The Screwfix Foundation decided to support Battle Scars to develop a new mental health hub in South Leeds, which will also be the first ever charity’s premises. The support from the Screwfix Foundation will help Battle Scars to provide more well-being and mental health support.
The new hub will also contribute to face the increase in demand that the charity is facing. According to Battle Scars, more and more people in the area need support to face life’s pressures. To provide with timely help without waiting lists, the new hub will be crucial for staff and volunteers to assist anybody struggling in a welcoming, safe and accepting environment and reinforce the sense of community.
Jenny Groves, Founder and CEO of Battle Scars said: “Thank you Screwfix Foundation for the £5,000 grant! It will allow us to create the safe, welcoming spaces we need in the new Onward Mental Health Hub to support people of all ages and genders who are affected by self-harm.”
Claire Flory, Screwfix Foundation Manager said: “What Battle Scars does is vital for the local community. The much-needed funding used to create the new mental health hub will be key to help even more people affected by self-harm and their families. We are proud to see that our donation has gone towards such an important project, for the benefit of those in need”.
Set up in 2013 after recognising the need to give back, the Screwfix Foundation has donated over £13m for good causes and helped over 2,600 local registered charities and not for profit organisations across the UK.
Charities and not for profit organisations with relevant projects are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.