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Major Gifts - Opening Doors Appeal

Major Gifts - Opening Doors Appeal

Help unlock the future for a generation to come

We expect 30,000 new people will be coming to our doors in this coming year seeking advice and support. Our Opening Doors Annual Fund ensures that Community Links projects will have the capacity to meet the need.

Our Leadership Group has a target to raise £300,000 for our Opening Doors Annual Fund. We would greatly welcome your help with reaching this target through a personal donation. Your support will help, for instance:

Our Empower Programme is at the heart of Community Links. Through training on leadership and responsibility, disadvantaged young people become Young Leaders and help run the projects they first joined. They provide positive role models to other young people, making a unique impact on behaviour and aspirations. Similarly, in our Adult Work, our Advice Work Training empowers service users to become volunteer advisors.

Our Empower programme helps people move from user-trainee-practitioner-manager-mentor: our Annual Fund meets the cost of its coordination to ensure many more will benefit from this unique progression each year.

Our Working Reserve. The charity is currently operating with just three weeks running costs in reserve. Bringing our cash reserves up to one month’s turnover will ease the demands and cost of cashflow and help us plan more confidently for the future. Once achieved, this benefit will last forever. The Annual Fund is helping to build this working reserve.

Your support of our Opening Doors Appeal will help to underpin all Community Links work. To make a donation to this or to any particular aspect of our work please send to Ian Robinson (Founder Trustee), Individual Partners, Community Links, 105 Barking Road, Canning Town, London E16 4HQ or if you would like to discuss this first or receive a copy of the Opening Doors brochure please email or contact me on 0207 473 9650

Working together we can unlock the future for a generation to come. I look forward to hearing from you…