Hi everyone! Recently I (Sarah the treasurer) and Jenny (our founder) attended the Impact Campaign Close Celebration on the 28th of September.
The Impact Campaign is funded by alumni and friends of the University of Nottingham. They give out grants with the aim of enabling students to run projects that make a significant impact on communities at home and abroad.
We wouldn’t be here without the initial funding we received from Cascade in 2012 and this night was an opportunity to meet some donors and let them know what we’ve achieved! We had a lovely night chatting with other projects, donors and university staff alike.
Successful projects (other than us!) include the funding of a local community first responders group (which allows invaluable experience for the university’s healthcare students!) and the construction of a nursery in South Africa (where architecture students got some hands on experience).
We managed to swap some fundraising tips with the University of Nottingham Community First Responders (http://www.uoncfr.co.uk/about.html) who do great work being the first on the scene in many medical emergencies. One great lead they told us about was the Aviva Community Fund – which we’ve signed up for this year.
The Aviva Community Fund is a competition where the projects with the most votes receive funding from a pool of money donated by Aviva. So naturally we’d love to have your support!