We designed our Force for Good programme to support members of the Police family in their activities with local projects and causes close to their hearts, by offering sponsorship funding through the Police Mutual Foundation.
The volume and quality of applications we receive is astounding and demonstrates just how community- focussed the Police family is. From youth projects which prevent offending and re-offending; community groups striving to improve their environment by planting and gardening; football clubs and scouts groups in need of kit and equipment, to drop-in centres for those living with poor mental health, we aim to support as many as we can. By working together we can bring about positive change that makes a real impact on health and wellbeing.
- We commit £100,000 each year to Force for Good and community wellbeing projects.
Providing an application window twice a year for nominations for grants of up to £1,000 and making a real difference to many local initiatives.
- We were proud to support 1,103 projects out of 2,985 nominations received in 2016.
Providing gifts or funding towards worthy causes, helping improve the lives of the young, elderly, vulnerable and less-abled members of our communities in a very practical way.
- We were pleased to sponsor activities for young people.
Like the ‘For Jimmy - Good Hope Café’ based in Lewisham, providing work experience for young people. Helping youngsters from disparate backgrounds work together and learn important life skills, while gaining experience and qualifications to help them into their first jobs. Our donation helped towards the refurbishment of the café following its closure due to flooding and means their important social activities promoting safety, peace and reconciliation amongst young people in South East London can continue.
- We were pleased to support charity and volunteer-led schemes.
Like the Glasgow City Mission, a charity supporting vulnerable people living in Glasgow City Centre providing emergency accommodation for the homeless, a food bank, food parcels and so much more for families living in poverty. Here they work with people to help them escape vicious cycles in their lives such as drugs, relationship breakdowns and abuse and provide practical care and support to help them get their lives back on track. Many of the men and women helped by the charity learn new skills and gain confidence by volunteering at the Mission.