News

from the Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme

  SERVING THE COMMUNITY OF BRIDGEND SINCE 2002 

 

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The Bridge MPS would like to thank the following local supermarkets for the support in the Foodshare scheme which helps low income, unemployed and homeless people with much needs groceries.  Items can be picked up from the Zone.

Also thanks to the Albert Gubay Foundation for the grant which enables us to collect and distribute the food.      

BBC Children in Need Press Release

 

Bridgend based charity The Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme, the project is the ” YES” project awarded £ 40,561 by BBC Children In Need and Youth Futures Foundation to tackle youth unemployment.

The “YES” project in Bridgend, South Wales has been awarded a share of a £7m fund from BBC Children In Need and Youth Futures Foundation to tackle youth employment.

The Inspiring Futures programme- which is made up of £3.5m from both organisations- is being given to charities and projects across the UK to help support children and young people on their journey towards employment.

 

Grants have been awarded to over 100 non-for-profit organisations working to improve the employability prospects of young people who face the greatest disadvantage or discrimination including those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, with disabilities or learning difficulties, refugees and asylum seekers, those affected by homelessness or have experience of the care system or criminal justice system, amongst others. are thrilled to have been successful in acquiring a Children in Need - Inspiring Futures Grant.  This will enable young people to volunteer with us and build on their sills, preparing them for the workplace.  It will also fund youth engagement sessions where young people can join in activities to build confidence and self esteem, meet others and have fun!

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We are very grateful for all the donations we receive from Amazon Smile because of SAS International and some other faithful supporters regularly ordering goods through Amazon Smile.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.

 

Remember to start your shopping from the smile.amazon.co.uk website or click the image above and pick us from the list of charities - thank you!

Many thanks to you all.

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We have been fortunate enough to have received grants to enable us to continue helping the residents of Bridgend and surrounding areas.

We would like to thank:

 

  • Awards for All (National Lottery) for funding which has enabled us to provide an evening cafe for vulnerable adults;

  • The Moondance Foundation for their grant to continue our Mentoring programme

We are extremely grateful to all these funders for their ongoing support at such a difficult time.  Without them we would not be able to continue the good work that goes on throughout the BridgeMPS and the Zone Community Hub.  We will be forever grateful.

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A big thank you to the following organisations for their continued support - both financially and practically throughout the year -

  • SAS International (Bridgend) for their continued support for the Zone and and for sponsoring us through Amazon Smile throughout the year.

  • As always our local PCSO's are a great support during the year and especially at Easter and Christmas when they provide invaluable help.

A big thank you to you all  - we couldn't do it without you!!

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