Bridge Funding to Support Vulnerable Young People
We are delighted to offer a £10,000 Bridge Funding Grant to local charity, Eikon, who have been working with vulnerable young people in the local community for over two decades.
Due to the pandemic, Eikon has been forced to cancel key fundraising events which has led to a significant loss of income. Our funding will help the charity to retain frontline staff and enable them to adapt their services to respond to the increase in demand they are experiencing during the second wave of Covid-19.
Eikon provides long-term support to some of Surrey’s most vulnerable young people and their families through a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing programmes. Their award-winning Youth Specialist Programme also places highly qualified youth workers in schools across the county with the greatest need.
They are currently supporting over 2,500 children and young people across Surrey. As the pandemic continues to take its toll on young people’s mental health the services and support Eikon continues to offer will prove vital.
Chris Hickford, Chief Executive Officer of Eikon, says “We are incredibly grateful to Walton Charity for standing with us during this difficult period. They have continued to support and offer flexibility with existing commitments, but also provided us with additional income which is helping us remain strong, retain our excellent frontline staff and continue to meet the needs of vulnerable young people across Surrey during this very difficult time. Thank you!”