Since 2014, we’ve been working in communities across the UK, funding small charities that improve people’s lives.
In June 2020, we launched an Emergency Appeal to help those hit hardest by coronavirus in our communities.
All of Global’s radio stations came together to help raise over £1.7million.
Since then, we’ve given emergency grants to small charities supporting people experiencing bereavement and trauma, hunger and homelessness, or those living with disability, life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and mental health issues and so much more.
We’re funding 41 roles across the charities. This includes three part-time practitioners of the ‘Children and Young People’s Support Service’ for one year at Yellow Door. This includes associated staff support and service costs, to provide a range of therapeutic and advocacy support for children and young adults affected by sexual or domestic abuse in Southampton and Hampshire.
We also support charities like If U Care Share, which is a mental health and suicide prevention charity in the North East, that has seen a 275% increase in people who are at risk of taking their lives or looking for support after losing a loved one to suicide.
Our funding has also enabled Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAs) to open a new refuge, meaning survivors of domestic violence will be spending Christmas away from an abusive partner, in a safe place this year.
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.