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May 2020. Thank you to @CooperativeBank for their donation of £625 for a new computer for Boys Noise and b:You (our primary school transition programmes) so that we can help children with social and emotional needs, which is so essential both now and for the coming months.
February 2020. A very big thank you to The Holy Childhood Charity and also to the Mizeki Trust, both part of the Fellowship of St John (UK) Trust association, for providing us a £10,000 grant for our REfresh RE Lessons programme and £210 for members of our team to attend the annual Stream Schoolswork training this year respectively.
A huge thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund, Transport for London, The Coop, The Laing Trust, Whitehead Monckton as well as the individual donors, who have made these purchases possible.
We were absolutely delighted to receive the news that we had been awarded a grant of over £96,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund. This was received incrementally over two years. The funding primarily helped us provide after-school clubs for our Boys Noise and b:You programmes but included an allocation of £10,000 towards a new vehicle. (Our new silver Ford Transit above). Jan 2019
A big thank you to London Community Fund and Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund/Save London Lives for a grant of £10,000 of funding in July 2019 towards our Boys Noise and b:You programmes as well as a pledge for the same sum for a further two years.
Thanks to some excellent fundraising work over the last three years by our Support Development Coordinator, Karen, as well as some assistance from the Transport for London ‘Vehicle Scrappage Scheme’ we were delighted to have been able to upgrade our two old diesel vans and replace them with two larger and newer vehicles which comply with the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) requirement. It was a sad farewell to our old Peugeot Experts that served us very well for many years but they were both going downhill slowly and, for them, it was time to finally put the brakes on.
In 2019 CRiBS were selected as finalists for the Bexley Business Excellence Awards. More than 300 guests enjoyed a sparkling evening of great networking and entertainment at the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony. CRiBS was represented at the event by our Support Development Coordinator Karen Jefferys whose ticket had been very kindly paid by some generous CRiBS supporters.
We were pleased to also be finalists in 2020. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the award evening was attended via Zoom but proved a good excuse to dress up!
Thank you to the Overstone Fund who, in June 2019, gave £9266 via the Kent Community Foundation to support Boys Noise and b:You in Kent. We are delighted that we can help more children and expand our work into this new area.
In April 2019 we were absolutely delighted to receive a grant of £5,000 from the Peabody Community Fund and The London Community Foundation which went towards delivering our Boys Noise Programme in a Thamesmead school.
In June 2019 we were awarded £4,000 from their Bags of Help scheme to support our BN/BY Leaders. Thank you so much Tesco for running this initiative in support of local charities.
In October 2018 we were delighted to once again receive financial support from the Fellowship of St John Trust Association. This year in the form of a £5,000 grant for our REfresh programme which provides creative and memorable Christian RE lessons in primary schools.
Awards for All
During October 18 we were delighted to receive a grant of £9,999.99 in support of our Boys Noise After-School clubs which we run in some of Bexley Primary Schools. Boys get involved in all kinds of activities from African Drumming, team games, cooking, arts and crafts. We are extremely grateful to Awards for All for this money which will be used to pay for staffing costs.
Carriers for Causes
A huge thank you to One Stop and their 'Carriers for Causes' fundraising initiative which has provided a donation of £1,000 for resources for use in our Boys Noise After-school clubs. The clubs are enjoyed by hundreds of boys each year.
We were delighted to be runner up beneficiaries with the ASDA Bexleyheath token scheme and to receive a £200 cheque to be used for our Boys Noise Programme. Congratulations to the other two charities involved.