Just before Christmas the group received the news it had been awarded a grant for £400 from the Alpkit Foundation. Alpkit award grants for projects that enable people to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from Going Nice Places and Doing Good Things. We are very grateful to the fantastic people at Alpkit for supporting us and generously giving us this award.
We can’t go nice places right now, but we can still Do Good Things. Together.
We are the charity that helps people Go Nice Places, Do Good Things. However, recent global events call for a shift of focus over the coming months. We are now prioritising our funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the Covid-19 virus crisis. Much of the work we support promotes the positive health benefits of outside activity. This includes travel and close social interaction – most of which is now extremely difficult, if not impossible. Many of the projects that would have happened over the coming months will now be on hold. Clearly this work is still vital, but we will all need to find other creative ways of offering this support. As a small charity we are directly involved with grass roots activists, freelance instructors and carers. We know that, as well as being concerned about the people they care for and inspire, they will also be worried about their own lives. We also know that our larger, more established friends are going to be under extreme difficulties as they manage their cash flow, protect jobs and search for ways to support those of us who need it most now, and continue to be there when we get through this.
“After every storm, there comes clear open skies” – Samuel Rutherford