For the 1 News!

For the 1 News!

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We are really excited to announce that our ‘For the 1’ podcast is now out! We released the trailer this week and the first episode is out on Monday 14thJune. So why did we decide to progress from having our monthly For the 1 blog to adding in a podcast. Here is what our founder Mel had to say: ‘For the 1 was a phrase that came to my mind one day a couple of years ago when I was thinking about the impact of the work that we do with our beneficiaries. We live in a world where it is drummed into us that numbers count. I was constantly asked, ‘How many girls have you worked with, How many schools are you going into?’ and I was constantly feeling…
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Thank you to the Essex Community Foundation!!

Thank you to the Essex Community Foundation!!

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We are so pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £6,200 by the Sebright Fund, EWAG Charitable Fund and the Nicki Alvey Bazlinton Trust, which are managed by Essex Community Foundation to adapt our current FREEDOM 2 Create Programme in order that other organisations and individuals can access our workshops online. We will be working with local artists to produce content that will be created into our 6 week programme. We will also have some free online content that you will be able to access on our website and social media. We will keep you posted on any developments, but we are hoping that we can launch it in September 2021. We heavily rely on funding and donations to carry on our important work, so we…
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Some exciting news!

Some exciting news!

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  PRESS RELEASE DATE: 1.2.21 FREEDOM 2 AWARDED A GRANT FROM COMIC RELIEF COMMUNITY FUND (ENGLAND) FREEDOM 2 have been awarded a £4000 grant from the Comic Relief Community Fund (England). FREEDOM 2 Create is a 7 week art programme that is run with girls aged between 12 years and 17 years old focusing on important topics such as self worth, identity, healthy relationships and empowerment. The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) invests in grassroots community-led organisations to bring about lasting change and legacy through projects that support ComicRelief’s themes: Children Survive & Thrive; Fighting for Gender Justice; A Safe Place to Be; and Mental Health Matters. Grants of up to £4,000 are available to strengthen local organisations to give with skills and advice to drive community projects forward, as…
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Welcome to our new Youth Trustee

Welcome to our new Youth Trustee

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Last night we welcomed Elsa as our new youth trustee. Here is a bit about Elsa: 'I’m a first year University student at Goldsmiths College studying Education, Culture and Society. I am really passionate about the power of youth voice and being a part of inspiring change. I love community centred work and currently run a local initiative aimed at spreading small acts of kindness and am very involved some charity youth boards which focus on mental health and anti-bullying awareness. I’m really excited and grateful to be a youth trustee and am looking forward to bringing my experiences and ideas to this exciting role. In my free time I enjoy playing music, attending dance classes and spending time with my family.' We are so excited to have Elsa as…
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Impact Evaluation 2019-2020

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A big thank you to our trustees for all your support during the last year. We had our AGM yesterday via Zoom, slightly different from our celebration AGM last year, but it was still great to get together and reflect on all that we have achieved in 2019. Please take time to read our Impact Evaluation, we would love to hear your thoughts!   Impact Evaluation Jan 2020
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