It is estimated that 9 million people in the UK suffer from loneliness. Marmalade Trust is a registered charity that tackles loneliness at a national level through its Loneliness Awareness Week and locally in the Bristol region with its Winter Companion programme. The Winter Companion Programme uses volunteers to support over 150 elderly people who are spending winter alone, and messaging during the Loneliness Awareness Week reached over 270 million people in 2020. Despite this impact, Marmalade Trust only has one full-time staff member. The organisation is using funding from The Fore to build its staff team and invest in a CRM system, freeing up the organisation’s leadership to focus on seizing new opportunities for growth.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2020 Autumn
Location: South West, Throughout the UK
Sector: Disability, Health and wellbeing, Poverty and disadvantage