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Garfield Weston Foundation Grants £1billionth Donation

We are delighted to announce that our £1billionth donation has been awarded to Ourside Youth Association in Evesham. The Trustees feel it is important to support youth organisations and the vital services they provide, especially given the current tough financial situation.

Ourside really shows that when young people are determined they can achieve amazing things and make a real difference in our community. We love that after ten years teenagers are still making the decisions at Ourside and it’s thriving as a result. We know that this donation will enable them to reach many more young people and have a real impact both today and in the future. We couldn’t think of a better charity to receive our £1billionth donation in our 60th Anniversary Year.” Philippa Charles, Director, Garfield Weston Foundation.

Ourside Youth Association founder, Carly Elwell, says:

The day we received the news from the Garfield Weston Foundation was a very emotional one for us, there were definitely tears of joy. Having funding to support core costs gives us, and our staff members, an incredible feeling of security knowing that we don’t have to worry for the near future and can concentrate on delivering exceptional services for young people.
Garfield Weston listened to what we needed and are supporting us to grow into the charity we would like to be. Being selected for the £1billionth grant has given us a huge boost in confidence and we are determined to achieve our goal of becoming the main hub for young people in this area, offering a variety of advice and youth services.”

Ourside will receive a grant of £70,000 over the next three years as part of the Foundation’s £1billionth donation.

To find out more about Ourside Youth Association and the Foundation’s £1billionth donation, read here.

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