VOLUNTEER CENTRE SANDWELL have been awarded a two year grant of £45,200 for the continuation of their extremely successful Supported Volunteering Project. (previously funded with Big Lottery Basis two funds in June 2008)
Over a period of time the centre recognised that a high proportion of volunteers asking for help had mental health concerns, and needed extra support to engage in volunteering. The Lottery funded this project for three years until May2011.
With the recession and impending cuts a number of applications to funders had been submitted by the Centre without success. Jean Taylor – Chief Executive Officer commented ‘I am delighted that the centre has now secured funding for this project to continue for a further two years.’
If anyone would like to find out more about this unique service contact Mina Sonariwo Project Co-ordinator on 0121 544 8326 or email [email protected]