YMCA Humber has received £5,000 to fund a money management programme for residents of its supported accommodation project in Grimsby.

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.

The charity provides people with an interim place to live and the support they need to move successfully into their own permanent home. YMCA Humber has been operating in North East Lincolnshire since 1906 and offers supported accommodation at its Peaks Lane Hostel and The Foyer in Grimsby.

The grant will enable YMCA Humber, working in partnership with The Money Charity, to develop a bespoke training package that helps residents learn how to manage their money. YMCA services focus on young people aged 16 – 25, with the aim of helping create communities in which young people feel they can thrive.

Helen Pine, Acting CEO at YMCA Humber, said: “This grant will make a huge difference to the support we are able to offer our residents. Debt problems and lack of financial security are significant stress factors for those we work with. Creating this resource and providing training for our staff will ensure that we can help people to look at their finances differently with the aim of resolving their money problems.”

Richard Harrison, Branch Manager at Santander’s Grimsby 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 YMCA Humber and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”


Notes to Editors:

Media Contact
Adam Williams at Santander 
Email: Adam.R.Williams@santander.co.uk      Tel: 0207 756 5533

Leanne Kennedy at YMCA Humber 
Email: leanne.kennedy@ymca-humber.com    Tel: 01472 359 621

About YMCA Humber
YMCA Humber is a youth charity that specialises in supported accommodation for over 100 young people in communities around North-East Lincolnshire.

YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by, and faithful to its Christian values, it creates supportive, inclusive and energising communities where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

The YMCA carries out work across five areas; Accommodation, Family Work, Education & Training, Health & Wellbeing, Support & Advice

For more information please visit: www.ymca-humber.com  

About The Money Charity
The Money Charity is a UK based financial capability charity. Its vision is for everyone to be on top of their money as a part of everyday life. The charity has the aim of empowering people across the UK to build the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, to make the most of their money throughout their lives.

Santander Foundation
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

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its innovative products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. At 31 March 2018, the bank has c19,500 employees. It serves around 14 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking; and 64 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.