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Disability Action Yorkshire receives Garfield Weston Award

Disability Action Yorkshire is one of 16 charities in the North and Midlands to benefit from a grant that will pay towards mentoring sessions from senior business leaders.

This £6,000 award from the Garfield Weston Foundation comes on the back of a £70,000 government grant that will enable Disability Action Yorkshire to provide a number of bespoke services to disabled people, including the launch of a buddying scheme.

Senior leaders from Disability Action Yorkshire will receive their coaching through Pilotlight, which dedicates itself to bring together top business talents with small charities.

Philippa Charles, Garfield Weston Foundation director, said:

Our job is to support charities to become more resilient and sustainable so that they can do more of their excellent work – that’s why we launched the Weston Charity Awards.

Having supported thousands of charities over the last 60 years, we know how important it is that charities feel able to apply for this sort of funding so that they can continue to deliver great services.


Disability Action Yorkshire chief executive Jackie Snape said:

We are honoured to have been chosen to receive this grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

This award comes at a particularly opportune time, as we are refocusing our business objectives and are looking to launch a series of new initiatives, all of which will benefit our service users.

Being able to call on experienced business mentors will be hugely advantage to us and help us achieve our goals.


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