Hope Rescue has been awarded a grant of £1,000 for its Community Shop project from the Jewson Building Better Communities fund. The award also includes a new kitchen from Symphony, one of Jewson’s suppliers.
Hope Rescue was short-listed as a regional finalist and grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 were on offer with 63 worthy projects across the country making it onto the short list.
The Hope Rescue application was for funding towards the costs of the first floor refurbishment at the new Charity Shop in Pontypridd to create a volunteer hub and kitchen area. The plans are to provide a space for training volunteers and supported employment placements, as well as hosting Knit and Natter groups, craft workshops, baking workshops, responsible dog ownership events, a dog foodbank and lots of other social/community activities. The vision for the shop is to not only provide a sustainable income stream to support the rescue, but to also become an integral part of the community.
Public voting played a big part in the way the panel judges each project and Hope Rescue is really grateful for all the local support it received to help make this happen.
Photo: Hope Rescue Chair of Trustees Vanessa Waddon with local Jewson Manager Jonathan at the Building Better Communities awards ceremony in Birmingham.