Award scheme names winners of £6,500 grants and leadership coaching

The Weston Charity Awards has announced the 19 charities from across the North of England, the Midlands and Wales that have been awarded its grants and leadership coaching.

The winning charities will receive a core grant of £6,500 from Garfield Weston Foundation as well as strategic planning support from business experts via the charity Pilotlight.

Among those to be handed awards is Bradford based Staying Put, which tackles domestic abuse and sexual violence.

“We have great ambition to extend our services to those most in need, especially around providing social housing for those fleeing domestic abuse and sexual violence. With the mentoring and support from the Weston Charity Awards, we can move one step closer to being the service we aspire to be,” said the charity’s chief executive Yasmin Khan.

Another award winner is Disability Stockport. Its chief executive Jane Bartlett said: “This award will enable us to develop the right strategies for the future of the organisation, to continue for many years to come with the work we are doing, focusing on sustainability, development and growth, whilst maintaining a unique environment that is safe and welcoming for all people with a disability in the community.”

Among other recipients are Yorkshire and Humber based Muslim Women’s Council and North East based Your Voice Councils, with supports people with learning disabilities, mental ill health and autism.

The Weston Charity Awards is now in its ninth year.

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