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Past Projects

Most of the projects we have supported since our launch in 2012 have been financed directly from our funds, provided by our founder, Benoit Ivernel. Some projects have been supported through partnerships with businesses who care about helping disadvantaged Nottinghamshire people.

Those listed here are just a cross-section of some of the projects we have been honoured to support, from a simple Christmas party in a deprived area where families might not otherwise have enjoyed much of the festivities most of us take for granted, to supporting a group of recovered addicts to write, produce and film a documentary of their experiences for distribution to encourage others on the path to recovery.

We will be adding to these stories as time goes by, in the hope that you will be moved to support projects like this in the future.

DAYS-OUT

BUILDING CONFIDENCE & INDEPENDENCE FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Two day trips via Fundays to Drayton Manor Park for children with physical and learning disabilities, from four special schools in Nottinghamshire, to improve self-confidence and independence, increase social awareness and aspirations, and have some fun! Click here for further information.

BAIT-PROJECT

BAIT PROJECT

Angling project for youngsters to help tackle truanting and anti-social behaviour, encouraging peer mentoring, teaching lifeskills and providing opportunities for absent fathers to bond with their children. Click here for further information.

FARM

FAMILY DAYS AT THE CITY FARM

E.ON hosted some fun days at Stonebridge City Farm to reach into the community with advice on smart metering and energy efficiency.

STRICTLY

STRICTLY COMES TO RADFORD WITH DANCE TASTER SESSIONS FOR ISOLATED OLDER PEOPLE

Our business partner, AST Language Services Ltd, based in Radford, has funded taster dance sessions for older people at their local community centre. It was inspiring to arrive and see older people who normally use walking sticks, mobility scooters, or just feel old fashioned aches and pains, find the energy to join in and have healthy fun with their friends.

POETRY

LANGUAGE SKILLS THROUGH POETRY FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES TO IMPROVE CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATING

Our second project with Fundays was to finance two 10-week terms of evening classes at the University of Nottingham for young adults aged 18 to 45 with moderate to severe learning difficulties. The participants work with a poet to help them understand and work through poetry. This really benefits the group, they enjoy it and it helps to address social isolation that young adults with learning difficulties experience.

LEGO

LEGO SESSIONS WITH SPEECH THERAPY AND PSYCHOLOGIST SUPPORT FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM

CPMG Architects funded a project with Indigo Kids to help youngsters with autism to develop their social and practical skills with Lego building. What a great way for an architecture company to get involved in building of a different kind! The benefits for the kids are extensive with volunteer input (including Sam from CPMG Architects), a speech therapist and a psychology graduate of the University of Nottingham, who specialises in this work with children.

LOGO

WOMEN’S GROUP TO PROMOTE CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM

A weekly group for developing emotional growth in women, in partnership with Gedling-based charity, WeRHere, who support young people and their families, restoring confidence and tackling the complex issues around low-self esteem which can have severely detrimental effects on individual mental health and have devastating impact on families. Inspiring outcomes from this project. Click here for further information.

XMAS-PARTY

CHRISTMAS PARTY 2012

Held at Denz in Beeston for families supported by Home-Start Nottingham. For many, it would have been the only opportunity they had to truly celebrate the festive season. Click here for further information.