Rumbletums Café has received £5,000 to enable them to recruit a Front of House Assistant and a Senior Training Support Worker to offer guidance in a work environment to young adults with learning disabilities in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire.
The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.
Rumbletums Café is a training and work experience project that offers young people with learning disabilities, some of whom may also have an additional physical disability, opportunities to gain experience. The project offers work experience opportunities to people aged between 16 and 30. The opportunities offered are built around the running of a café in Kimberley and cover a range of catering, hospitality and customer services roles.
The grant will fund the recruitment of a front of house assistant who will be vital in ensuring the smooth running of the café on a Friday and Saturday. The grant will also fund a senior training support worker who will oversee the training for the charity’s young adults with learning disabilities. This support will enable them to reach their targets through training plans that cater to their individual needs. Both roles support the charity’s trainees, helping them to learn further life, social and work skills.
Siobhán Drake, Project Manager at Rumbletums Café, said: “We are so grateful to receive this grant from the Santander Foundation. It will allow us to keep on providing personalised and appropriate support to young adults with learning disabilities who want to gain skills to increase both their employment prospects and independent skills for later in life.”
Lesley Evans, Branch Manager at Santander’s Beeston branch, said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. We are committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Rumbletums Café, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”
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Leonora Burtenshaw at Santander Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7756 4543
Siobhán Drake at Rumbletums Café Email: email@example.com Tel: 0115 9384953
About Rumbletums Café
Rumbletums Café is a supported training and work experience project for young people with a learning disability, some of whom may also have an additional physical disability.
The project offers work experience opportunities to young people aged between 16 and 30. These opportunities are built around the operation of a cafe in Kimberley and cover a range of catering, hospitality and customer services roles.
For more information please visit: www.rumbletums.org.uk
The Santander Foundation is at the heart of the Bank’s community activities, providing grants to small charities and social enterprises working with disadvantaged people to fund skills, knowledge and innovation projects across the UK. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support three types of activity:
- Explorer: improving people’s knowledge
- Transformer: supporting skills and experience
- Changemaker: innovative solutions to social challenges
Over the last five years, the Santander Foundation has provided £26 million in funding to 13,914 UK charities through Discovery Grants and Staff Matched Donations. For more information please visit: www.santanderfoundation.org.uk
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