The figures for the year 2020 were severely affected by the COVID19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. 2021 was initially also very quiet but as the lockdown restrictions eased we saw a very rapid pick up in activity and one of, if not the busiest, Q3 periods we have seen. The Charity then reached the milestone of £1 Million raised and granted by mid November 2021.
Analysis of the above figures shows that in a typical year just over 50% of our grants are classified as "Small" ie £1,000 and under, and require 20% to 25% of our grant funding. This shows the importance of small targeted grants to help families. These figures had been consistent for the last 5 years since we began detailed analysis, but this year we have seen a change and we are recording an even greater percentage (60% to date) as we receive more small applications. Working directly with Family Support Workers we are able to help families with some of the smaller items which help to make a big difference to their quality of life.
News about the Charity:
There are full details on our Donation Page of the various methods of making a donation to us, as well as the Everyclick Donation button (centre of the Donation Page), which allows an online donation to be made quickly by Credit or Debit card.
We would also like to highlight the help that can be given by commission payments on purchases (at no cost to the purchaser - just nominate the Charity) eg. Give as You Live, Easyfundraising and from recycling ink cartridges - Recycle for Charity. Details of how to help, at no cost to you, are on the Donation page of this website.
Please note that Amazon ended the Smile donations to Charity on the 20th of February, it would appear that Smile was perhaps too successful. This was a loss but we still have the other methods mentioned above and detailed on the Donations page.
Current and Future Events in 2023:
The Quiz Night on Saturday June 3rd, raised £760.00 which was an excellent result with great support from everyone who attended. Thank you.
Also a big thank you to Stourbridge Golf Club Ladies Section. The Lady Captain selected the Charity as her nomination for her two year term of office, and from October 2022 to the start of October 2023 they have raised £2,935.50 for us.
As always, a big thank you to our supporters for their generous personal donations.
We would like to thank everyone supporting us by donations through PayPal (via their Giving Fund).
We are unable to thank each of you personally, but the funds are a great help, so please accept our general thanks.
Thank you everyone.