Who we are How we are funded How we are funded Every element of our support service is provided completely free of charge. Each year it costs us around £415,000 to support the hundreds of children who access our service. In the summer of 2019 we were delighted to find out that we had been successful in securing a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. This funding will be used to cover a proportion of our running costs for the coming three years and has offered us a much needed element of security for our service. Although we receive a small amount of grant funding from other charitable trusts, we don’t receive any money for our work from either central government or from local authorities. We rely on our local communities to help us to raise the majority of money we need to continue our vital work. Our team of fundraisers work in partnership with volunteers, schools, corporates and community groups to organise events and challenges that will help us to secure donations.