Set up by the government, Local Charities Day brings a spotlight to the vital work that small and local charities do, as well as community groups. It’s supported by Local Giving with their #GiveMe5 campaign which will run today, midnight to midnight, where each £5 donated will be placed into a draw to be doubled by an extra £5 match-fundraising.
We recognise that we often talk about funding on the BYHP social media channels as whilst we are well known and have worked closely with the local community for many years, we have to start from scratch every financial year to find enough money to continue the crucially important work we do so we need to constantly raise funds from many sources. We hope that over time we can change that, but it will take us time to change how we are funded.
Local Giving have recently done some research which shows that BYHP as a small, local charity is not alone in having an important local impact but having many challenges in finding the funding to do the work we do.
The link to their full report is below but the infographic shows similar issues across the country.
We want to be able to help as many young people across North Oxfordshire as we can as the demand is clearly there. We have exciting new projects launching in the area of Employability and we hope to help lots of young people get the confidence and skills they need to get employment or further training.
So please keep up to date with our news and please if you can, continue to support us in whatever way you are able in 2017.
Have a safe and Happy Christmas and we look forward to working with the local community even more in 2017.
Our blog is a great way to stay up to date with current events and projects, stories from our young people and the general goings on at BYHP.