Newly awarded grants

Three grants were approved and awarded at the Trustee Board meeting held on the 8th March 2022.

Nature Friendly Farming Network

£12,740 over one year

The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) is led by farmers across the UK with a passion for sustainable farming and nature.  They seek to unite farmers across the UK who have a sustainable outlook and secure positive changes in policy, including how farming is supported by the public.

The team at Nature Friendly Farming Network come from a range of backgrounds big and small, organic and conventional and are passionate about ensuring our countryside is productive and bursting with wildlife. The NFFN raise awareness of nature friendly farming, share insights and experience and work together for better policies for food and farming.  The network is open to farmers and the public alike and there is no cost to join.

Samworth Foundation are already supporting NFFN with a grant to support their growing organisation and this further grant will help the team to invest in their growing database.

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£23,000 over three months

Abianda is a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs and county lines and provides training for the professionals who work with them.

Abianda provide frontline services for young women aged up to 25 and training for professionals who work with them. Set up to address the gap in services for gang-affected young women and to change the way services are delivered to them, to respond effectively to their needs. Abianda do this through a unique model of practice – by addressing the barriers that stop young women from seeking help & working alongside them to design & deliver their services.

Samworth Foundation have been working with Abianda for three years to support their participatory work with young women.  This grant will help Abianda to continue this work and support with evaluation.

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