There is delight at Milborne St Andrew-based charity Mosaic upon receipt of a large grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Local charity Mosaic offers support to bereaved children and young people across Dorset. They have continued to offer support and help throughout the pandemic, using online services and other creative ways of working, and ensured that they have kept in contact with every family who needed their help. They are, however, continuing
to see a significant increase in enquiries and referrals, many directly due to COVID. Over the past 18 months, like every other chairty they have been unable to hold events to fundraise and income from donations has greatly reduced.
The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant- making charity which supports causes across the UK and, in the most recent financial year, has donated over £98 million. Since it was established, it has exceeded donations of more than £1.2 billion, of which well over half has been given in the past ten years.
Known for its transparency, flexibility and straightforward approach, the Foundation supports a broad range of charities from small community organisations to large national institutions. Around 2,000 charities across the UK benefit each year from the Foundation’s grants.
The £20,000 grant awarded to Mosaic will make a real difference to all the young people they work with at such a difficult time in their lives.
The charity hopes they will be able to resume their own fundraising in 2022 – in the meantime they have extended their Christmas appeal to the 31st January.