Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated £1,895 to Emmaus Salford as part of its support for charities across the UK.
Emmaus Salford received the donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation after being nominated by one of the Society’s customers. The funding has been used to buy new laptops for our companions to build their digital skills.
Rachel Richardson, Community Director at Emmaus Salford, said: “We’re keen that everyone supported at Emmaus Salford is encouraged to build their computer confidence and digital skills to help unlock future opportunities. Thanks to Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation funding these new laptops, we now have more resources to achieve this goal.”
Emmaus Salford supports formerly homeless people by providing them with a stable home, meaningful work and support for as long as they need it. Whilst at Emmaus Salford, people can access individual support, training and personal development to gain the skills and resilience needed to move forward positively in their lives.
Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference® scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.
Naomi Hockney, community manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We are proud to be able to support Emmaus in our community in Salford with a donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation. The work that they are doing to support former homeless people is providing a real benefit to their lives.”
In 2020, the Charitable Foundation donated £419,915 to 359 registered charities nominated by members and colleagues from around the UK. For more information about the Small Change Big Difference® scheme and to see an interactive map of recent Charitable Foundation donations visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation.
Learn more about the Emmaus Salford charity, community and social enterprise.