The Big Help Project (Knowsley Foodbank) has clear aims: to feed the hungry in Knowsley, and to work with people who are in poverty to help them overcome that poverty and move on to a better future.
Our Foodbank operates from a central warehouse in Huyton delivering food across the Borough of Knowsley. Most of the food in the foodbank is donated from a variety of sources including churches, businesses, schools and individuals.
Our Food Club scheme is to help families who are struggling weekly due to food poverty. Each member pays £3.50 per week for 10 or more items of food and groceries which on average is worth around £10-£15.
This project provides free digital courses to unemployed people to improve their ICT and online skills.
Jubilee Debt Advice
Offers free, confidential, professional debt-management advice and support from our team of trained and FCA Accredited Debt Advisors. They help clients who are struggling to make ends meet due to debt commitments, and support them in gaining financial stability.
This project empowers clients to access work, education and training and offers a personal support package.
This project creates and distributes Moses Baskets full of essential items for baby and for mum to go into hospital. Clients can come from a wide range of backgrounds and circumstances including fleeing domestic abuse, teenage pregnancy and abandonment.
Big Help Trading
Big Help Trading was established to provide a way of raising funds to support the work of The Big Help Project, and to build strong links between The Big Help Project and the community we serve.
It operates a number of charity shops along with ‘Homes with Style. The latter selling new white goods at affordable prices and offers ethical credit.
Community RePaint, provides re-manufactured paint at affordable prices. It is green and environmentally friendly.
Big Help Trading offer a P.A.T. testing service.
Big Help Housing
Big Help Housing is broken down into: Fresh Start, Housing Vulnerable People, Safe Havens and Pathway to the Future.
We work with people in crisis that often need immediate help/support with complex issues such as homelessness, budgeting/finance, offending behaviours, relationships, employment, mental health, domestic violence, drug/alcohol related issues.
WHAT CAN CHAMBER MEMBERS DO TO HELP:
- Event sponsorship
- Donations of items for raffles & auctions
- Donations to shops
- Nominate us as charity of the year
- Take on a challenge\event
- Donations of furniture and household equipment for our housing
- Payroll Giving