Didcot TRAIN’s mission is to seek out, engage and empower children and young people (CYP) aged 11 to 18 young people with a deprived background or going through a rough time who experience a range of disadvantages which impact upon both their short and longer-term life chances. They deliver activities and services which include; detached youth work, group and one to one mentoring, social activities, youth involvement and leadership programmes.
‘Explore More’, a 7 day residential trip to France is a once in a life-time trip to the South of France to engage in a week-long residential programme providing an intensive personal development programme for the young people and the charity needs £33,000 to fund 2 trips per year for 8 young people for 3 years.
“We really appreciate the work that The Good Exchange is doing, what we like about it is that it’s a true collaboration …. It’s not us shifting our objectives and what we need to do to match a grant makers’ decision-making panel to make sure we’re successful. Thanks to The Good Exchange, we’ve been able to get 2 new funders….. that we didn’t have previously, which means that we’re creating new funding streams for ourselves.
I would recommend The Good Exchange to any charity or organisation, they work really, really hard to make sure that your project gets the best match in terms of funding…. You don’t have to bend your objectives or goals to match grant bidders’ objectives and goals. You are only doing one grant submission, you’re not having to do 7 or 8 and its seen by lots of other people that might not have ever heard of your organisation but all of a sudden want to donate.”
Alice Dore, Lead Youth Worker, Didcot TRAIN