Sunday, 19 May 2024
Sunday, 19 May 2024

£2.6 million granted to UK charities by Global’s Make Some Noise

GLOBAL’S Make Some Noise – the official charity of Global, the Media & Entertainment group has announced grants totalling over £2.6 million for life-changing projects in local communities across the UK. 

The funding provides a vital lifeline in communities – with the charity’s continued vision that nobody in the UK should face life’s toughest challenges alone, tackling issues such as mental health, poverty and homelessness. 

Global’s Make Some Noise supports hundreds of small charities across the UK delivering vital support, many of whom are facing growing waiting lists and unprecedented demand for their services, whilst facing increased costs and a downturn in donations. 

In a recent survey of the charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise, 92% reported an increase in need for support in the last year, in some cases seeing demand grow by more than 50%.    

This morning, across Global platforms, charities found out how much funding they had been allocated by Global’s Make Some Noise. For the majority, it was enough to enable them to run specific projects for two years rather than the one year that they had applied for.  

On Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden, it was revealed that one of the charities – Tiny Tickers – would receive more than double the funding that they had been anticipating – all to help the amazing work they do, giving babies with serious heart conditions a higher chance of survival through early detection, and offering comfort and support to parents and carers who are coming to terms with these heart-breaking diagnoses. 


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Gaynor Bearder, Head of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement at Tiny Tickers said: 

“We are so grateful to Global’s Make Some Noise appeal and thankful for the generosity of the wonderful listeners and supporters of Global’s stations. To receive funding for our family support groups for not one, but two years was a complete shock and is absolutely incredible!”   

Vicky Woodmansey, Head of Projects at Tiny Tickers added:

“Our ambition is to be able to reach every family that needs us, to offer them support and let them know that they are not alone. This funding will enable us to help more parents of babies and children with serious heart conditions than ever before, to give them the support, connection and tools for resilience they need for the road ahead. It is transformational for our small charity, and the impact is immediate. We have group support sessions already underway and so many plans to reach more families that will now become a reality. We simply can’t thank you enough.”  

Amanda Holden, Heart Breakfast Presenter, said: 

“I love seeing the impact that charities like Tiny Tickers have on people who feel like they’re facing everything alone, it’s such a reminder of how crucial it is to keep backing these lifelines through Global’s Make Some Noise. I’m always amazed by how generous our listeners are. Meeting these fantastic charities and hearing their inspiring stories about the incredible work they’re doing – it’s just heart-warming.” 

Every year, grants are awarded to small charities across the country to help fund the vital services they offer. Since its launch in 2014, Global’s Make Some Noise has raised over £35 million, supported over 480 incredible local community projects and made a life-changing difference to over 200,000 people across the UK.  

Suzanne Ryder-Richardson, Director of Global Goodness at Global, said:

“It’s becoming increasingly hard for small charities to meet the rising demand for their services while struggling with higher bills. They are delivering vital projects which are a lifeline for so many. We’re thrilled that, thanks to the generosity of the Global’s audiences and our partners, we are able to help those charities, who are at the centre of communities right across the UK. But there are still so many of these amazing projects who are finding it difficult to continue, with some having to turn people away when they are reaching out for a lifeline. We will continue our work to raise funds and awareness to help preserve these essential community resources.” 

Over the next year, the funds will provide support to over 21,000 people across the UK through essential services including:  

  • 480 beds for vulnerable people and families living in poverty 
  • 2880 hours of physiotherapy for pre-school children with physical disabilities or delays – this could be learning to walk or how to kick a football   
  • 1800 specialist counselling sessions for people bereaved by suicide 
  • 1000 therapy sessions, providing mental health support for children, young people and adults living in poverty 
  • 150 children in paediatric intensive care and their families are supported through music therapy, providing some welcome distraction  
  • 540 people supported through the devastation of baby loss  

Global’s Make Some Noise funds crucial grassroots projects across the UK with the aim of making sure that nobody is left facing life’s toughest challenges alone. The grant-giving charity raises funds and awareness of the biggest issues affecting society, and it gives the small charities it supports an opportunity to reach over 26.6 million weekly listeners across Global’s radio brands including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold. 

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