Grants for Good awards £5,000 to the Humber Wellbeing Hub

Rich Quelch

by | Dec 6, 2023 | General

Image, From Left to Right: Michelle Taft, Fay Baker, Gillian Gilbert, Jo Kent, Pauline Young, Tim Good and Adam Walsh

John Good Group have funded £5,000 to the Humber Emotional Wellbeing Hub from our Grants for Good scheme. The Humber Wellbeing Hub, an emotional well-being organisation set up at the Humber Bridge Country Park, is a much-needed community resource for tragedies at the Humber Bridge. Our funding will help towards increasing opening hours for staff and resources which will ultimately save more lives.

We offer a charitable fund called Grants for Good, that grants £60,000 annually to small community groups, charities or social enterprises that have a positive impact on people or the planet. It is just one of the many CSR initiatives managed for us by the Matthew Good Foundation, whose mission is to amplify small charitable doing high-impact that is often unseen and underfunded. Every quarter, the fund receives more than 400 applications to receive a share of the £15,000, with just five making the shortlist. Our employees then vote on the final five to decide which organisations get the biggest share, with the winner of the employee’s vote receiving £5,000.

In November 2023, the Humber Wellbeing Hub was announced as the winner of the latest vote, securing the highest possible grant of £5,000, which will go towards the cost of increasing activities at the hub including volunteer expenses, training, DBS checks and communication materials.

Adam Walsh, John Good Group CEO, and Tim Good, John Good Group’s largest shareholder, along with Michelle Taft, Executive Director of Matthew Good Foundation, visited the hub to get to know the team better and discover how they could support them.

Adam Walsh, CEO of John Good Group said, “During our visit to the Humber Wellbeing Hub, we discovered that not only are they directly saving lives through suicide prevention, but also using their platform to do amazing work helping all kinds of people with their emotional wellbeing. Jo and the hub’s volunteers are clearly extremely experienced, and I was impressed by the dedication of their team, who have recognised that emotional well-being is something that we all might need support with at some stage in our lives, and have positioned themselves to ensure people in many different situations can get the support they absolutely deserve. We look forward to seeing them grow and be able to help more people. The Country Park is a perfectly situated and beautiful space for the work they do, and with the John Good Group head office based just next door, we look forward to being able to support our neighbours further in their mission.”