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Global’s Make Some Noise grants £2.5million to small charities across the UK

Global’s Make Some Noise grants £2.5million to small charities across the UK

Today we’re delivering £2.5million of funding to 60 small charities in local communities across the UK.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters – and of Global listeners across the country – Make Some Noise is granting £2.5million of funding to 60 brilliant small charities in local communities throughout the UK.

The funding will provide a vital lifeline in communities – from food banks to befriending projects for the elderly and isolated, cancer wellbeing programmes to domestic abuse refuges, from employment opportunities to physical therapy for people with disabilities.

This year the increasing cost of living and the lasting impact of COVID-19 mean that this money is needed more than ever.


Since our launch in 2014, Global’s Make Some Noise has supported over 400 incredible small and local charities, helping 150,000 vulnerable people across the UK.

The funds raised through our 2021 annual appeal will provide support to over 22,000 people through essential services including:

  • 1,000 hours of holistic support to people experiencing homelessness – from housing support to boosting employability skills
  • 59 specialist roles – including employment for a Housing Manager at a homelessness project, a Speech and Language Therapist with Down Syndrome, 4 case workers specialising in domestic abuse, and a Bereavement Support Worker for children who have lost a close family member
  • Over 5,000 hours of intensive support to people affected by domestic abuse, including children and young people
  • Over 9,000 hours of mental health support, through 1:1 counselling sessions, online chat services, and therapeutic group work
  • Almost 2,000 youth work sessions for young people facing difficult life challenges
  • Over 1,500 hours of digital literacy support for people with learning disabilities, those with sight loss, those facing homelessness, or helping older people to get connected

Emma Bradley, Director of Global Goodness at Global, said: “It’s been an incredibly tough couple of years for everyone. With the cost of living continuing to increase many more people will turn to local groups for help, putting extra strain on their resources. So, we’re pleased to be able to help small charities at the centre of communities and will continue to raise money and awareness for their vital work.”

Ahead of this year’s Global’s Make Some Noise Day on Friday 7th October 2022, we’re looking for small and local charities to support in your community and we want to hear from you.

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