Donation to Bentilee Volunteers Association

Partner: Bentilee Volunteers Community Association

Project: Donation

Many people within the local Bentilee community want to make a difference and improve not only their own lives but those of their families, their friends and those who live around them.

Bentilee Volunteers Community Association is a community resource who consults with local people, encouraging them to identify and address the needs of their Community and to provide opportunities to develop skills and experience for both self and community improvement and pride.

Projects include the Furniture Shed and Charity Shop (donations and re-sales), Youthlink (for young people between the ages of 8 and 19), Senior Clubs (luncheon clubs with transport, activities and outings for older members of the community) and the Community IT Suite (offering computer training and assistance into employment, training and volunteering opportunities).

The £2,500 donated by the Axis Foundation will go towards the Rainbow Club (for adults over the age of 18 with learning disabilities) which provides a safe social haven for members to meet peers and make new friends as well as creative and interactive activities such as drama, music, games, crafts, bingo, raffles, pool, table tennis, dancing, theatre trips, parties and excursions to interesting and stimulating places.

Project feedback...

“Bentilee Volunteers were thrilled to receive a donation from the Axis Foundation. The funding will help our Rainbow Project to continue and grow, supporting the good work of our committed staff and volunteers but above all, ensuring that this much needed club remains available to local vulnerable people.”
Gill McGovern, Funding Development Worker