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Empowering young people at risk of homelessness 

Learning & Impact Report 2022: Depaul UK is creating more prosperous future communities by using funding from our Astra Foundation partnership to help young people at risk of homelessness get back on their feet.

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Bangladeshi Women’s Association

Funding from our Space to Connect partnership with DCMS helped the Bangladeshi Women’s Association to bring different communities together.

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Speaking out about inequality in tech
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Tech impacts on us all, but how can we be sure it tackles rather than amplifies inequality? The Federation programme is working on solutions thanks to our partnership with Luminate.

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Giving culture and community a home

We awarded Element Society a flexible £10k grant in 2021 to help them bounce back from the financial impact of Covid.

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Creating a community space for everyone on Iona

In late 2019, we awarded the Iona Village Hall Community Trust (IVHCT) a £20,000 grant and a £30,000 interest-free loan to help them redevelop their village hall.

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Going digital to engage young people during covid-19

In 2018, we awarded Norfolk-based Mancroft Advice Project (MAP) £77,000 from our Building Connections Fund to work with local partners and help young people at risk of loneliness improve wellbeing, build relationships and deliver community campaigns.

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Hope beyond Covid: A Q&A with two of our Community Spaces partners

We chatted to two of our Community Spaces Loans partners to find out the impact of our grants and their hopes for the future beyond the pandemic.

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Beechbrae: Providing financial security when it mattered most

An extended repayment holiday on our interest-free loan is helping Beechbrae social enterprise support local mental health needs despite falling income during lockdown.

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Bringing theatre to the front room

Liverpool Playhouse is hosting its wellbeing project, Life Rooms, online to offer creative activities via Zoom.

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Grangetown – a community united

Co-op Foundation awarded £80,000 to the Future Regeneration of Grangetown to help them turn a derelict building into a vibrant and sustainable community hub.

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Welcome to our Woods

Wednesday 1 May 2019 A Treherbert-based social enterprise dedicated to managing local woodland sustainably has received a £90,000 funding boost from the Co-op Foundation. Welcome to Our Woods Ltd is the first group to “bag” a share of a new £1 million fund from Co-op’s charity, generated through the sale…

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