Search

Newham charity receives cash to provide financial support for borough residents

14:10 25 March 2014

A charity has received nearly £10,000 to help it launch financial support services for the people of the borough.

Bonny Downs Community Association received a donation of £9,984 from the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Peter Laing, Director at Bonny Downs Community Association said: “We are delighted that the Santander Foundation has provided us with this much-needed funding. Our team regularly meet people who genuinely cannot afford to feed their families or cannot sleep because they are so stressed and worried about making ends meet. Thanks to this grant, we can now offer practical advice and support to help vulnerable people work their way out of crippling debt.”

Kumar Ganesh, Branch Manager at Santander’s East Ham branch said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in our community and we are delighted to be supporting Bonny Downs Community Association, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”

The grant will allow the charity, which is based in Vicarage Lane, East Ham to deliver three new financial support programmes consisting of weekly debt advice surgeries, benefit entitlement advice sessions, and ‘CAP Money’ household budgeting courses - devised by the debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty.

All three sessions, available to local residents struggling with debt or financial issues, aim to teach practical budgeting skills, encourage healthier spending habits and help people get themselves out of debt.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

09:00

A boxing wordsmith is bringing his tales of life inside and outside of the ring to the borough.

London
Yesterday, 15:15

Upton Park is set to host one more match day before it is knocked down to make way for new housing.

Yesterday, 13:14

The London Olympics may be long gone, but Stratford Shopping Centre is continuing to set new records for the number of customers walking through its doors.

Netherlands
Yesterday, 09:14

A man who climbed onto the roof of a train station during evening rush hour last night has been arrested.

London Fire Brigade

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now