The Henacre Trust is a fund established by Darren Jones MP to provide grants to young people across North and West Bristol from poorer backgrounds.
The grants will be given to young people who need a small amount of financial help to unlock an opportunity: such as a bus pass to college, a rail fare to a university interview or a suit or dress for that first job or apprenticeship interview.
Darren sees too many young people locked out from achieving their potential because of not having anyone to turn to when they can’t afford an often simple need to get them across the line. The Henacre Trust will work with existing community organisations and help give these small grants, with the fund being held and managed by the Quartet Community Foundation.
However, Darren needs to raise an initial £15,000 in capital before grants can start being awarded. Since Darren launched the Trust a few weeks ago, he has raised 50% of this but now needs to keep fundraising to get to the £15,000 target.
The Quartet Community Foundation, through the generous legacy of a Bristol resident of £1m, is offering to match new donations by 50%: so for every £2 raised the Foundation will add £1.
Donations needs to be at least £5,000 and the £1m will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. So time is of the essence.
This crowdfunder is trying to raise £5,000 in order to receive the £2,500 top-up from the Foundation, so that we reach our initial £15,000 target and can start making grants to young people.
The Quartet Community Foundation is a registered charity (1080418) at located at Royal Oak House, Bristol BS1 4GB. The Quartet Community Foundation manages the Henacre Charitable Fund (the “Henacre Trust”) for Darren Jones MP. The Henacre Trust is not associated with Darren’s political or parliamentary offices in any way.