Funding for Grounded Manchester CICJune 9th 2023
Grounded Manchester CIC will use a £15,000 grant to create a café and event space which will allow them to train, employ and bring the local community together.
The group was set up in 2021 to train vulnerable adults – especially those struggling with their mental health - in barista and hospitality skills. They offer an inclusive, welcoming space for people to meet, and the café will be an extension of that.
Here is Harry, Community Champion at Asda Longsight, surprising the group with the news that their application has been successful.
Natalie, Co-Founder of Grounded Manchester CIC, said: “I was shocked and bowled over when we received the grant from the Asda Foundation. I’m feeling an immense amount of gratitude. The Asda Foundation funding will make such a huge difference by enabling us to create a really sustainable space in the community. This is what community is – people chatting and supporting each other - and thanks to this grant, we will be able to accommodate more people with a new outside space and support vulnerable adults. Thank you to Asda’s Community Champion Harry for supporting us through the application process and to Asda Foundation for this life-changing amount of money!”
Harry Yarnell, Asda Community Champion at Longsight store, added: “The impact this grant will have on our local community is immense. This group is taking a different approach to employment, building confidence and skills and giving people who struggle with anxiety the chance to be completely themselves at work. Not only does the group train and employ people but Grounded Manchester CIC is a welcoming space for people from the local community to be together."