This year Cyril Flint Befrienders has entered the Aviva Community Fund Awards. Aviva grants funds of different levels to charities and community projects across the country, so as you can imagine, the competition is tough!
Funding is crucial to enable us to carry on doing the invaluable work we and our volunteers are doing across Greater Manchester to help tackle loneliness and social isolation. We have entered for £25,000 funding which will be a huge help towards our running costs.
We are really proud of the work done to date by us and our incredible group of dedicated volunteers, to help end loneliness. We consider our befriending service to be mutually beneficial to all involved; the older people feel less isolated and lonely because they have a new friend and our volunteers feel a great sense of achievement and pride at the difference they have made to someone’s life by dedicating just an hour of their week to volunteer.
The shortlisting process is completed solely by public vote and we really need your help to get us shortlisted. All you need to do to help us be in with a chance of winning is vote! Our project is called ‘Befrienders to end loneliness’ Please follow this link: https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/acfcms/get-involved
Voting closes 18th November 2016 so please get your votes in before then. Please feel free to share with friends, family and colleagues and really help boost our votes.
Thank you in advance for your support!