Endeavour wins Weston Charity Award

15 Jun 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Endeavour was this week chosen as a 2018 Weston Charity Awards winner to receive a core grant of £6,500 and a year’s strategic planning support from senior business leaders, as well as access to advice and support from Pilotlight.

The Weston Charity awards celebrate and support great front-line charities in the North of England, the Midlands and Wales with incomes under £5 million. The charities need to be delivering youth, welfare or community services. Nearly 200 small charities applied and Endeavour was one of 20 winners, alongside two others from Sheffield  – Reach South Sheffield and SAYiT.

Endeavour CEO, Stephen Turner, said: “We are delighted to be a Weston Charity Awards winner. The support we will receive through the Awards will help us be more sustainable in these challenging financial times and allow us to continue supporting marginalised young people in some of our most deprived communities.”

Initially set up in 2014 to celebrate and support great frontline charities in the North East of England, the Weston Charity Awards quickly across the North, the Midlands and, in 2018, Wales – areas identified by the Foundation as having the greatest need.

As the winners are announced, the Garfield Weston Foundation says small charities need support to focus on long-term planning to meet the challenge of rising demand against a backdrop of limited extra resources.  Philippa Charles, Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation which established the Weston Charity Awards said: “Small charities have stepped up to deliver essential services in their communities and are extremely adept at being highly creative with limited resources. Their directors wear many hats as they juggle multiple roles but they need support.”

Gillian Murray, Chief Executive of Pilotlight, said: “Large charities have been in spotlight in recent months for the right and for the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, up and down the country small charities are quietly facing rising demands for their services. Our programme is an opportunity for the award winners to develop the skills they need to make the maximum impact, even as they are being stretched to capacity.”

Read the full list of winners here:

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