The funding boost from Postcode Community Trust will enable the Our Place Mentoring Scheme to recruit and train a further 12 volunteer mentors. Working across the whole Sutton Coldfield community the Mentoring Scheme which has received Approved Provider Standard, delivers support to children and parents from 19 local schools and are now also accepting referrals from health professionals and parents/families directly.
Those accessing mentoring support face issues such as family breakdown, domestic violence, loss, low mood and poor self-esteem. Through accessing weekly mentoring sessions children and parents are given the time and space to better understand their emotions and look for a way to make positive changes to their lives.
Thanks to the funding from Postcode Community Trust, volunteer recruitment is now open. If you are interested in joining the Our Place Mentoring team, please visit www.ourplacecommunityhub.org for an application form or call 0121 354 40 80. Full training and ongoing support is offered to all volunteers.
Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 55p from every £2 ticket goes to support good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
Kelly Round of Our Place said: “We are really pleased to have received this funding. Last year we saw a 600% increase in the number of requests for support and this trend appears set to continue. We will now be able to expand our team and equip new volunteers with the training and resources they need’