Investment project code: 7
Merry-Go-Round (MGR) is a community-led charity who provide a range of facilities and services to local families - in the main, providing access to pre-loved high quality, low cost children’s goods. MGR provides both volunteering and employment opportunities, with a structured volunteering programme that grows skills and confidence in the community.
MGR recently had start-up funding for a well-received programme of events, including an events coordinator role. The positive support provided through this events programme includes specific classes, groups and events that meet a wide range of local needs for parents and families, including around education, mental health and wellbeing, financial inclusion, reducing isolation and environmental impact. MGR are applying for money to allow the events work to continue through delivery of a tailored programme for local families. They will increase the number and types of events, and develop new activities based on feedback and to address barriers. Also, an engagement campaign will be developed so that more people in the Ward can be part of decision making about the activities on offer. This will especially target families facing additional barriers, with support to engage. Funding request: £10,797 to fund staffing, engagement campaign and travel expenses for families.