1 May 2015
University's Community Donation Fund supports local charity
A local charity has been presented with a £5200 cheque as part of the University’s Community Donation Fund programme.
Joseph’s Storehouse provides food parcels, clothing and other essential items to a wide range of homeless and disadvantaged people across Loughborough.
The charity applied for funding so they can employ a dedicated member of staff to organise food parcel sessions and engage with those in need of help, on a more regular basis.
Currently, Joseph’s Storehouse is volunteer-led, but increasing demand for help has meant staff workloads have become unmanageable.
Today, Friday 1 May, Joseph’s Storehouse were officially awarded with their £5200 cheque from the Special Projects Fund, which is specifically aimed at providing support for projects which are ‘one-off’ or exceptional in nature.
Judith Spence, voluntary manager of Joseph’s Storehouse, said “We’re thrilled to have received the funding from Loughborough University and know it’s going to make a huge difference to our charity.
“We have some amazing volunteers, who give up a lot of their time to help, but the demand is constant and it’s a lot for anyone to take on in their spare time. The donation will help overcome this by funding a dedicated member of staff to manage the food parcel service as a whole.
“The Donation Fund really does help to support community and voluntary groups in the area which is fantastic.”