The Difference We Make


The Difference We Make

Since 2014, we’ve helped to improve the lives of more than 73,000 children and young people and thousands more families, by supporting 224 small charities across the country.

This April, we gave game-changing grants to 31 small charities across the UK. From Liverpool to London, and Glasgow through to Southampton, we’re directly helping almost 17,000 children and young people living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity over the next two years. 

We’re funding nearly 18,000 hours of support for children and young people living with disabilities, including over 5,500 hours of specialist support for children with autism.

The grants we’ve given will provide 6,500 hours of vital support for children, young people and their families experiencing cancer, more than 2,000 counselling and therapy sessions for children and young people affected by mental health, and over 6,000 hours of much-needed help for young carers, and so much more.

We’re also funding 57 roles across the charities. This includes two Clinical Psychologists for children with brain tumours and their families, two case workers specialising in domestic abuse, as well as a Bereavement Support Practitioner for children who have lost a close family member. Two roles will also support the running of two dedicated helplines, to provide vital information when families need it most.

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.

“Unveiling the cheque and seeing £90,000, yes £90,000, brought tears to the eyes of me and my team. We were truly speechless. This is transformational money and allows Young Bristol to launch two new exciting programmes confident in the knowledge funding is in place. Thank you Global’s Make Some Noise.”

Young Bristol, is a youth-driven charity located in Bristol which offers support and opportunities to disadvantaged young people.

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