Doing good for you and your community

We launched our OneFamily Foundation in 2015 as a way to give back to our customers and the causes they care about.

From laptops for studying to funding a local food bank, our grants have made a huge impact where they’re needed most.

We’ve provided over £4 million to support our customers and their communities, including:

Community Grants

Over the past five years we’ve supported over 350 fantastic community groups.

Young Person’s Education Grants

As a OneFamily customer you can apply for a grant of up to £500 to help meet the costs of your training/education.

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Meet some of our fantastic Community Grant groups

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Team Domenica

Who are they?

Team Domenica are a social enterprise charity who work with young people with learning disabilities.

What do they do?

They provide a range of employment programmes, with progression to supported internships and wherever possible on to paid employment. Their vision is for young people with learning disabilities to be valued in the workplace, to reach their full potential and feel included as members of society.

What was the funding for?

The group received a Community Grant to contribute to Training Staff costs.

How has the funding helped?

This allowed them to provide their candidates with remote employment training and emotional support, while maintaining social connections at a time when they need it the most.

“With the support of a OneFamily community grant, we developed and delivered a Virtual Training and Support Programme, allowing all of our young people with learning disabilities to continue with their employment training, maintain positive wellbeing and stay connected to their Team Domenica community”.

Rosa Monckton, Founder & Chairman

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The Hub G63

Who are they?

The Hub G63 are a social enterprise who aim to make it easier for their local community to access healthy, sustainable food.

What do they do?

They promote issues surrounding sustainability (local to global) with a focus on food, as well as providing access to an affordable, low-impact lifestyle.

What was the funding for?

The group received a Community Grant to help establish a community vegetable garden in their home village of Drymen, Stirlingshire.

How has the funding helped?

The garden has been very successful, with many local families taking turns to plant, nurture and harvest vegetables that were then distributed in the community. Since establishing the garden, they have gone on to start an online local food market (Neighbourfood) to support the many amazing farmers and food producers they have in the area. To complement this, they recently opened the Village Hub – a zero waste shop selling a wide range of sustainable products to the local community and the wider area.

“During Covid we have gone from strength to strength, demonstrating that local food networks are not just more sustainable, they are also more resilient, and a great way to build a sense of community!”

Ruth Glasgow, The Hub G63

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The Garden Classroom

Who are they?

The Garden Classroom are a charity who connect urban children and communities with nature. Their aim is to address the mental and physical consequences of a lack of nature connection and the resulting effects on urban children’s health and wellbeing.

What do they do?

They teach primary school children outside the classroom in local green spaces, demonstrating that you don’t need to travel far to engage with nature. They provide creative outdoor experiences to educate and inspire a respect for the natural environment.

What was the funding for?

The charity received a Community Grant to help provide training for team members on the new public health and safety rules post Covid-19.

How has the funding helped?

This funding will help them to be ready to adapt their services and comply with important health and safety changes in order to deliver their service safely.

“The OneFamily funding enabled us to provide training for our highly skilled team members. We work with vulnerable, disadvantaged children so it is important that we train our team so they are able to deal with mental health issues, anxiety, stress and fear around being outside and in groups. We are supporting our community to build their confidence and resilience. This is vital as so many of the children in the area have been in lockdown for months without a balcony or garden.”

Kay Richardson, CEO

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Thinking of applying for one of our Young Person’s Education Grants? Here’s what some of our grant recipients have to say...

Grant to go towards clothing and equipment for an electrical apprenticeship:

“My son is over the moon with his tools and can’t wait to start work! It has also taken the pressure off us to find the funds to start him off, knowing that it’s not just an apprenticeship, but the start of his career and his future. Thank you!”

V Mattin – OneFamily customer

Grant to purchase a laptop for A level studies:

“We are so pleased to be given the opportunity to apply for the grant and delighted to be receive it. It is a wonderful idea to encourage and support our young people.”

VM Cross – OneFamily customer

More information

Get in touch

Contact the Foundation team:

  0800 37 30 10*

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