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Nottingham children’s charity gets Nottingham’s region cash for new support service

09 September 2021

Nottingham children’s charity gets Nottingham’s region cash for new support service

A new children’s activity service for individuals who have experienced difficulties in traditional learning settings has received a £1,000 donation from Nottingham region.

The R.E.A.L Foundation Trust received the funding from our Building Futures initiative, launched in partnership with Team GB.

The children’s charity recently launched its ‘Freetime’ project aimed to help young people develop their social and independent skills through a range of activities, and the Persimmon Homes’ donation funded taster sessions during the summer holidays.

Rob Lyons from the charity said: “This is a wonderful boost to our latest service.

“We support young people from the age of five who struggle to settle in formal educational settings and our Freetime project supports those currently not accessing mainstream out of hours activities.

“We understand that for projects to be effective we need realistic, engaging activities with creative ways to inspire. Persimmon Homes’ support funded a series of taster sessions over the summer holidays so that the individuals can gain a clear understanding of how we can support their needs.”

Building Futures will deliver more than £1milion to good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. The initiative aims to support community groups working with under-18s across three categories – education & arts, health and sport.

A total of 128 grants of £1,000 will be awarded across our 32 regional businesses to improve local facilities and the delivery of vital community projects.

Three initiatives will go on to win £100,000 each through a national online public vote. The winners will be named at a gala dinner for finalists in November.

In each sector – education & arts, health and sport – as well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.

Neil Follows, managing director for Persimmon Homes Nottingham region, said: “Our Building Futures initiative is all about supporting the younger generations, so we are delighted to support REAL Foundation Trust’s new and inspiring project.”

In addition to the Building Futures initiative, is our successful Community Champion scheme continues where, every month, donations of up to £1,000 are awarded to two good causes within its 32 operating businesses.

Groups can apply for Community Champions funding by completing an online form at

Pictured: Young people benefiting from a new service at The R.E.A.L Foundation Trust

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