Weʼve raised £1,895 to support families and pensioners with the challenges Covid-19 in our community.
- Funded on Tuesday, 4th August 2020
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Monkstown Boxing Club strives to deliver innovative youth programmes in a socially and economically deprived area. This project is called 'In Your Corner'. Using sport we aim to improve educational achievement, create pathways to employment, bring communities together, build healthier lifestyles and reduce crime. The ‘Helping Hand Project’ widens our role by supporting vulnerable families access a discrete Food Bank service.
Until a few weeks ago ‘Helping Hand’ targeted vulnerable families. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 we have extended our support to include the most vulnerable, particularly the elderly, from increasing levels of food poverty. Referrals are being provided from Good Morning Newtownabbey, a Monkstown Community Association initiative. The BBC NI News Team recently broadcasted our story.
As we have provided meals and food parcels, we are becoming increasingly aware of financial anxiety and the impact it is placing on the well being of the community. This stress is in relation to the time it takes to process Universal Credit payments. Alongside food poverty, families have fears that delays to Universal Credit will directly impact their ability to pay for essential utilities.
At Monkstown Boxing Club we want to proactively support the most vulnerable people in the community at this desperate time of struggle. Therefore we are aiming to generate a small financial reserve of £1,000 to support families who are referred for financial support. This small resource will be used to make immediate payments for essential household bills.
Monkstown Boxing Club have a long history of financial management adhering to all audit requirements. The Government Funding Database outlines some of the from government grants we have received and for which we have had to vouch payments. This protocol will assure that this resource will be managed with the highest level of probity.
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Jun 26, 2020
Thank you for all the wonderful support you, your team, your youth leaders and young people have given Monkstown Community, truly inspirationalMy Mum lives in Monkstown Gardens (Winnie Thompson)
Jun 12, 2020
Keep up the great work.
May 7, 2020
Excellent service during these tough times. Thank you!
Apr 30, 2020
Apr 28, 2020
Amazing work to support local families and young people
Apr 27, 2020
Apr 27, 2020
To Paul and your fantastic TeamFantastic work. You all make so much difference.
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I am the Project Manager - Championing & leading this small campaign to meet the hardship our community is facing by working together with generosity and compassion.