As reported in the Barnsley News and Sport, Michael is delighted to hear that a local charity he backed, FareShare Yorkshire, has been successful in the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘People’s Project’ competition.
The charity won the highest number of public votes, and will now receive £48,300 to help them continue their work in the community.
FareShare Yorkshire is a charity that helps redistribute surplus food from the food industry to over 300 community groups and charities across Yorkshire. But it also helps provide volunteering opportunities to unemployed people in the community.
It is this ‘Creating Pathways into Work’ project which will benefit from this funding award. FareShare Yorkshire will use the money to provide more volunteering roles and training to help local people enter the job market.
In the last 12 months, this project has helped 23 individuals gain the experience and qualifications that have led to full-time employment.
Commenting, Michael said:
"It’s fantastic news to hear that FareShare Yorkshire was been successful in the ‘People’s Project’ competition.
"I was happy to add my backing to FareShare Yorkshire and delighted to see their success in the competition which will allow them to continue doing fantastic work for our community."
You can read more about FareShare Yorkshire and the work they do here.