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£1,000 for Foundation tackling language and literacy barriers…

Submitted by on January 22, 2020 – 7:00 am |


logoA Birmingham based charity that aims to bring literacy support to disadvantaged people has received £1,000 from one of the UK’s largest housebuilders.

Persimmon Homes Central chose Fluence Foundation CIC as one of its Community Champions, a national funding programme where charities and groups can apply for up to £1,000 to match funds they have raised themselves.

Fluence Foundation was started three years ago by the Hore family. Its aim is to fill the gaps left by frontline services and to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people overcome language and literacy barriers preventing them from engaging with other organisations or services.

A spokesperson from the Fluence Foundation said: “Our ‘Nobody Left Out’ project will be based in Birmingham and support homeless people to gain the missing basic skills that make it difficult for them to get support from other agencies or move towards employment. Our project also develops their communication skill and confidence.

“We will be working with Birmingham Spotlight Crisis, a homeless charity based in Digbeth who will refer people who need this help as they identify them through their own programmes.”

The Foundation has so far raised £3,400.

Paul added: “This news has made my day. Thank you on behalf of us and the homeless folks we are supporting – this kind donation will help us extend our current provision.

Sarah Read, Head of Sales at Persimmon Homes Central, said: “We are delighted to be able to help Fluence Foundation, that offers such a valuable service to adults. Hopefully with our Community Champions grant even more vulnerable and isolated people will be able to gain the literacy and communication skills that they need to access the world around them.”

And she added: “Persimmon Homes Central continues to receive a fantastic response to its Community Champions. Charities and groups which were previously unsuccessful can apply again and we urge them to visit our website www.persimmonhomes.com/charity and submit an application form.”


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