Since 2014, we’ve helped to improve the lives of more than 56,000 children and young people by supporting 192 projects across the country, from Cornwall to Glasgow, and from Cardiff through to Cambridge.
Last year we supported 33 small projects across the UK, and granted £2.5m to continue their vital work for the next 2 years. Specifically, this means we’re funding a range of programmes, specialist equipment and staff, including 67 dedicated roles, from bereavement counsellors to youth support workers.
Through these charities, we’re directly helping more than 17,000 young people, and thousands more family members.
We monitor our grants to track progress and to ensure charities can make the biggest difference possible. When the funding completes, our evaluations inform our grant strategy in the future, helping us to establish the most effective way to invest in small charities, while responding to local need.
We’re uniquely positioned to add value beyond our grants, and therefore help to build sustainability for communities. When surveyed, 81% of the charities we support said that awareness of their charity has increased by being involved with Make Some Noise. And 95% agreed that they had gained new knowledge or skills through our training programme.
By joining us to make some noise, you can help small charities have a big impact.
“We are so grateful for the support we have received both in the form of this grant and the awareness raised for the services we offer and more importantly, the challenges young people are facing in maintaining their mental health and wellbeing. Without the support from Global’s Make Some Noise, young people who are unable to access existing services will continue to live on the margins of society, with low-level mental health problems and in some cases, more severe mental health problems, resulting in increased risk-taking behaviours, increased hospital admissions and in some case increased loss of life.”
Centre 33, is a charity in Cambridgeshire which provides mental health outreach services for highly vulnerable young people.