SCAH's application to the 'small grants' section of the fund was based on the concept that Starter Packs (SPs) help improve the mental well-being of the recipients (apart from removing a financial worry) and help them to start to re-build their lives from the difficult circumstances within which they find themselves. SCAH will monitor the outcomes of this grant (which will involve some small changes to the 'Request for Support' forms, available on the website) and SCAH estimates that the grant will cover c.80 SPs (of all 'shapes and sizes') - thus, at least 80 adults should be assisted (vs. 232 assisted with SP type help in 2023).
1. NFU Mutual realized that their tea and coffee for the office had been 'over-ordered' during 'lock-down' ( with so much home-working) so, with the help of SCAH 'shopper' Paul (shown with Trustees Louise (centre) and David (right) in the photo below) the excess supplies were donated to SCAH and have been included, where required, in starter packs. During the past year NFU have continued to donate tea!
3. Morrisons (Sheldon Branch) allow SCAH their community discount on all starter pack goods. Shown in the photo below are the Community Champion Morrisons (Sheldon) together with Louise (SCAH Secretary and trustee) and David (SCAH Charity Development Officer and trustee).
4. SCAH trustee Louise receiving a shopping trolley full of starter pack goods, donated by Tesco, and handed over by Tesco Community Champion, Gillian.