£14,000 to increase services for people experiencing poverty and deprivation.
Imagine If Trust works to change the lives of disadvantaged people through a range of community projects which relieve poverty, promote education, strengthen families, and reduce debt, hunger and deprivation. Working closely with local families, students, the elderly, street workers, refugees and asylum seekers, Imagine If Trust provides emotional and practical support to help people become better informed and take control over their lives. PH Holt Foundation has provided £14,000 in grants to develop capacity on two of its projects that work with the most disadvantaged in life.
The Streetwise Project operates an outreach service to sex workers in the Kensington area of Liverpool, offering practical and emotional support to signpost women to services that offer a way out of addiction and sex work. Operating out of a mobile drop-in van, the charity provides a comfortable place for working women to have refreshments and a chat and through its other services, access to debt advice, food relief and support in attending appointments and accessing community services.
Central Liverpool Foodbank, which is run in partnership with The Trussell Trust has seen over 19,000 people needing food aid since it first opened in 2011. The Foodbank works across 4 drop-in locations in Wavertree, Toxteth, Kensington and Blackburne House to provide food parcels to over 1,000 people each month. Increasing demand has led to substantial pressures on the charity to upscale its storage and operations. PH Holt Funding is enabling Imagine If Trust to improve its distribution and food storage facilities.