The Community Foundation Tyne and Wear has awarded Blue Cabin a grant of £8,000 to help fund its work with care-experienced children and young people across the North East of England.
The grant is provided through The 1989 Willan Charitable Trust Fund, which supports charities and other organisations, particularly those which ease social deprivation or enrich the fabric of the local community and the quality of life of people in the North East.
Jenny Young, Director of Blue Cabin, said: “This wonderful support from The Community Foundation, along with all our other funders, is what enables Blue Cabin to continue our vital work supporting care-experienced children and young people to develop and strengthen relationships with people in their lives.
“We’d like to express our sincere thanks to The Community Foundation and The 1989 Willan Charitable Trust Fund for providing this essential core funding.”
The funding will allow Blue Cabin to expand its work in Darlington and Redcar & Cleveland, providing creative activities – which are designed to help children and young people develop stronger relationships with the people in their lives – for up to 30 extra care-experienced children and young people each year.
It will also support Blue Cabin’s development of a trauma-informed evaluation framework which will help the team to measure the impact of its work on the lives of children and young people.
And the grant will also enable Blue Cabin to expand its volunteering offer, leading to the creation of two new volunteer roles which will give people the chance to develop new skills.
The Community Foundation awards grants to support causes in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, and across North East England, from nearly 300 different funds set up by donors. It aims to grow giving and philanthropy by matching generous people with community causes in the region, enabling people from all walks of life to set up charitable funds, give collectively, or share expertise.
Blue Cabin receives core funding from The Community Foundation Tyne and Wear, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Segelman Trust, Sir James Knott Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Find out about all our core funders here.