The Cascade Foundation, has received a £35,000 funding package from not-for-profit social housing consortium, Efficiency North.
The funds will all go towards facilitating the launch of charity’s new premises – The Cascade Foundation Learning Hub – in Doncaster town centre that is set to open in July.
Comments Jackie Hewitt-Main, founder of The Cascade Foundation: “This isn’t the first time we’ve worked with Efficiency North, in fact they’ve been loyal supporters of our work for several months.
“I can’t thank the team enough for this funding and investment in the long-term future of the charity; without it we would’ve had to wait much longer to have enough money to open the learning hub.”
Continues Jackie: “The Cascade Foundation Learning Hub will serve as a permanent location for my team and I to support more and more local people with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia and those affected by head injuries, to gain valuable qualifications and return back to employment.
“There will be a number of different activity zones for learners specifically designed to encourage and enhance their learning, a community café which will be run by learners and volunteers, two functioning kitchens, a Cascade DIY service, plus meeting rooms for local charities and businesses alike to hire. We will also have provision for working with NEETs youngsters in Doncaster.”
Commenting on the funding, Paul Mitchell, social value manager for Efficiency North said: “Through our charitable entity EN:Able Communities CIO, Efficiency North are thrilled to be supporting The Cascade Foundation. The work already achieved by Jackie and her team made the decision for us to work more closely together an easy one to make.
“By opening a new centre in Doncaster, The Cascade Foundation will continue to support those who require innovative teaching methods and direct support to help them progress and make a meaningful contribution to their communities. But it will also create a learning and community hub so that the service can further expand.
“We very much look forward to working with Jackie and her team over the coming months and years ahead, knowing that The Cascade Foundation will have a significant impact on many lives.”
Concludes Jackie: “If anyone would like to find out more about what we do, is affected by dyslexia, head injury or learning difficulties or would like to become part of team, please get in touch!”