23rd October 2020

First Fat Beehive Foundation grant supports young offenders

Caroline Taylor

Caroline Taylor Head of Client Partnerships

@caz_taylor

Following the launch of the Fat Beehive Foundation earlier this year, the trustees were excited to announce the first grant recipient.

The Fat Beehive Foundation provides grants to small charities to create websites and other digital products, helping them bring about positive social change. In September the board met for the first time to consider applications made for funding for digital projects.

The Foundation received around 180 applications from causes ranging from alcohol and drug advisory services, arts charities, mental health support to some really fantastic environmental charities.. 

The Fat Beehive team were really pleased to hear that the applications were so impressive and that the Trustees unanimously picked Spark Inside which delivers coaching programmes in prisons that encourage rehabilitation and contribute towards a reduction in violence and reoffending.

A grant has been sent to them to develop a visual and accessible interactive PDF that walks through their Hero’s JourneyTM coaching programme, which inmates can access via laptops (especially important now as COVID has limited most other interactions). 

The project should be complete in December and will make a life-changing difference to some of the most marginalised and forgotten young people in the UK.

The Trustees also identified a number of projects that might be supported by other means. We are excited to announce that a number of Fat Beehive staff have volunteered their time to help with some of the digital projects, supporting these charities to improve donation practices, branding, UX, UI, SEO and content writing for digital.

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