The charity is pitching for a slice of the Aviva Community Fund which offers grants to community projects that make a difference.
Community Family Care has two ground-breaking projects which make a big impact to the wellbeing of parents and children – and need funding to go ahead.
Chill & Chat drop-in sessions proposed for Tredworth and Northway offer a lifeline to parents who are struggling with day-to-day family life and don’t know where to turn. They enable parents to get together in an informal atmosphere and seek advice from a trained Family Support Worker.
The Art Journal Project supports children who have difficulty coping to express their thoughts and feelings through art, boosting their emotional wellbeing and promoting positive mental health. The aim is to run 12 groups across Gloucester and Tewkesbury.
The Art Journal scheme has been nominated by Blackdown Financial Services on behalf of Community Family Care.
Family Care Manager with Community Family Care, Sasha Brown, said both projects can only go ahead with external funding.
“We need all our supporters to go online and vote for Community Family Care so we can get to the finals. So please support us.
“Voting isn’t difficult. Just follow the links and spare two minutes to help change the lives of children and families in your area.”
Chill & Chat link: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-2085
Art Journal Project link: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1580
Voting closes on November 18.
The charity, based in Staunton, helps families, children and young people in need of support. It seeks to improve parents’ confidence, help with routines to get children to school, or more complex support dealing with challenging behaviours at home.