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We launched goodybank 9 weeks ago to extend our support to members and communities in need and since then the initiative has played a vital role in bringing people of all backgrounds and ethnicity together.

Take a look at how community funds have been distributed so far to support a lot of diverse communities

Snapshot of how the funds contributed to the community funds are being distributed. £1million+ total collaborative fund. 2,500+ projects supported.

This week we have a charming story of how goodybank is supporting communities of ethnicity.

Community Intercultural Programme – Oasis

The Community Intercultural Programme (CIP) is committed to supporting people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, that reside in the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council area. They help around 220 people per week.

During the lockdown, Oasis have been delivering activities for children and young people online and also supporting them with food. Some of the programmes include:

  • Weekly quizzes
  • Family challenges
  • Online book club
  • Cook along programme for children and young people who depend on free school meals or are underprivileged.
  • Mental support

How the funds are helping

They are using the funding to provide food provision and basic essentials

From the grant of £400 we have been able to distribute meals to underprivileged families with children. Through our make your meals programme, we are encouraging kids and young people to learn new skills.We’ve had great feedback on our make your own meal packs while making it fun and engaging for the children and young people we are also encouraging healthy options for all

This is just one of the many stories of change that the goodybank initiative is helping to drive. A massive thanks to all those who’ve donated for their love and support.

To read about the goodybank stories click here

Through goodybank, we are continuously trying to support as many communities and people in need, so if you or someone else is seeking support in these times then please do visit our goodybank page to know more.

Written by shainak

Shaina is a Content and Engagement Manager at giffgaff