Community all set for a good old pampering

Susan from Wolverhampton spotted a gap in the market for hair and beauty services for older people who live in care homes in the area. Her mother currently lives in a large sheltered scheme and, during her visits, Susan noticed that there was a distinct lack of pampering available for the residents. Susan said: “I’ve got my beauty certificates and really enjoy making people feel a bit spoilt and special – it’s good to feel nice about yourself. I asked around at the scheme where mum is living and got a fantastic response to my idea of starting a beauty treatment service. “I’ve always fancied being self-employed and having my own business, but the only problem I had was finding the money to get started. My skills coach told me all about Business Enterprise Support and also how I could apply for up to £300 from the YouCan foundation - so I thought, why not?” Susan applied for a grant of £300 which she plans to put towards covering the costs of an edge quick dip nail system, Attraction liquid and powder, an easy wax kit, nail varnishes, a hair dryer, straighteners and a heated roller kit – not forgetting the all-important public liability insurance. She plans to offer free hair, beauty, manicure and nail painting service to the older people in the many care homes in her local area, with a view to expanding and becoming self-employed in the future. Susan said: “This grant will really help towards the costs of products and equipment to start up and last me through the first six to eight weeks until I build up my client base.” If you have an idea that a £300 grant could help with, [...]

By |2016-11-30T09:12:58+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Successful Applicants|0 Comments

New grants approved

  Mr Don from Cirencester is a member of a community bingo club that has been running twice a week for many years. The club is enjoyed by many of the customers that live at Beech Grove Court as well as providing fun for members of the surrounding community. Mr Don approached YouCan for a grant of £150 to buy a new electronic bingo calling machine after their old one finally gave up the ghost after giving years of loyal service. These types of events are so valuable for the people that rely on them for their social life, so the YouCan foundation was more than happy to award the full amount applied for. We’ll catch-up with Mr Don in a few months to see how things are going …   Natalie Warburton of 1206 (Mercian) Squadron in Lichfield contacted YouCan to request a grant of £300 to help towards funding a team sports kit. Natalie said: “There are over 60 cadets in the squadron and they take part in lots of different activities including rugby, football, hockey, netball and athletics. Having a specific kit would really help the 12-19 year olds feel a greater sense of belonging to the team and the wider Lichfield community. “Kit can be expensive and the grant will allow all members of the squadron to get involved in representing their organisation in the community and encourage equality and unity.” The full grant has been approved and we look forward to cheering on the teams in their new kits. Watch this space to see how they are getting on … If you would like to find out more about 1206 (Mercian) Squadron, you can take a look at their website, like their [...]

By |2015-09-21T13:06:19+00:00September 21st, 2015|Successful Applicants|0 Comments