Little Stars recently received £2,500 in funding from the St. James Place Charitable Foundation to help with their Community Hub work. The most recent project for Little Stars is another step to helping more families across Shropshire, where Community Hubs have been set up in strategic locations so that they can reach more families and help with providing the basic essentials for their young children.
The idea behind the Community Hubs is for the family not to require a ‘referral’, and for Little Stars (still working alongside referral partners), to make essentials such as nappies and wipes accessible to the families they are supporting within their drop-in sessions.
Funding from places like the St. James Place Charitable Foundation makes this vital work possible by ensuring that Little Stars can continue to support families with essentials for every-day living, helping to remove some of the financial stress by giving them one less difficult decision they need to make…. how can you choose between putting food on the table, paying the utilities bill or buying the basic essential every child needs and deserves?
We are extremely grateful to the St. James Place Charitable Foundation for the funding and Chimene Felton and Steve Oliver from Throgmorton Associates Wealth Management, a Senior Partner Practice at St. James’s Place for their support in our application.
Steve Oliver, Wealth Management Consultant at Throgmorton Associates says “We are thrilled to be able to support Leanne and Little Stars - it’s such a worthy cause. With so many people struggling with day to day living, the items they provide are essential for so many families. Particularly those with babies and young children”.
St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation has been supporting those in need for 30 years with the goal of making a positive and lasting difference to people’s lives through grants to support the incredible work of grassroots charities.
It’s the third largest corporate foundation in the UK and since 1992 has granted more than £110m to charities, provided funding and support to more than 800 charities each year and helped an estimated 2.5 million people.