Our tenants are benefitting from several generous awards recently received by Restore. The largest is from the Big Lottery Fund under the Awards for All scheme which will allow us to provide computers, laundry equipment, bikes and trips out, over and above our normal funding.
Other recent grants have come from York Common Good Trust, Albert Hunt Trust, and the Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Charitable Trust. This is in addition to the regular giving of our supporters who help to keep our service afloat.
The latest award of nearly £10,000 will allow us to install computers and printers in each house where high speed broadband has been installed under the governments Digital Cities Programme. Internet access is required more and more as job searches and government services move online. These installations will also help our tenants improve their life skills.
Each property will also be supplied with a tumble dryer and some tenants will be helped to purchase a bike so that they can get out and about in the city.