Routes to Roots has been awarded a £15,000 grant from Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales to fund the costs of volunteer training and a Client Assessment and Outcome Monitoring Database. The charity already keeps paper-based client records of all those attending its drop-ins and participating in the activities it offers, in order to monitor and evaluate its services. This grant will greatly strengthen its effectiveness in working with homeless and vulnerably housed people in Poole and in developing and enhancing the skills of its volunteer base.
In addition to grant funding the charity is able to take advantage of non-financial support through the Foundation’s Enhance Programme – such as mentoring, consultancy and technical support – provided by a range of partners including Lloyds Banking Group.
Volunteers are needed to help with FUNdraising events. There are lots of opportunities for raising money towards our work with FUN events that can be enjoyed by all. Last year we held a successful wine tasting quiz night. Other supporters have organised auctions, concerts, quizzes, cake sales and raffles.
We are looking for energetic people who enjoy a bit of a laugh and are willing to get stuck in with practical fundraising events and with encouraging others to fund raise for us.
Ideas – dramatic, quirky, elaborate, simple: we’ll consider all suggestions.
We already have organisations that are willing to support us with events, we just need you to make up the FUN team to make it happen. There will be some meetings to get things organised and then participation in the actual events.
Ask the office for an application form or download from the volunteers page on the website.
In June one of our clients wanted to say thank you to R2R and all of our volunteers for their help and kindness and presented us with this beautiful flower.