SELFA's Girls Rock group were delighted to receive a cheque for £2,000 from the Provident Good Neighbour Programme yesterday. The money was awarded after the project received the most votes out of three shortlisted entries. The group supports socially isolated girls aged 10-16 living in Skipton and Craven.
Emma Pears, Charity Co-ordinator at SELFA, said: “We are thrilled to have received this award from Provident’s Good Neighbour Programme. I want to thank everyone who voted for us, and feel honoured by the number of people who took the time to support the Charity in this way."
“We believe our work makes a real difference in our local community by helping disadvantaged children grow in confidence and self-esteem, become less isolated and access engaging and fulfilling activities. With this funding secured, we are looking forward to a great year for the Girls Rock group."
Provident’s Good Neighbour Programme recognises the projects or organisations which make a real difference to their local communities. It invested more than £1 million into communities across the UK during 2015.
Andy Parkinson, Provident Home Credit Director, commented: “Our Good Neighbour Programme is all about recognising projects and organisations, no matter how small, which bring about positive changes in their communities. SELFA is a perfect example of precisely that, and we have been thrilled to see so many nominations from local residents."