Hull’s Vulcan Learning Centre Bid Success

Vulcan Learning Centre successfully pitched and secured over £16,000 at a national event, back in January, by The Funding Network, an open network which links potential donors to charitable cases and social entrepreneurs through live crowdfunding. Two Ridings Community Foundation sponsored Vulcan at the event and made the first donation.

The Vulcan Learning Centre were pitching for funds to upgrade their PCs and other equipment in their computer suite. Here all members of the local community, parents and children can do homework, study, job searches and CV writing.

The Funding Network raises money for small non-profits driving social change and helps both individuals and businesses to combine their giving with others, to make a bigger impact.

Eugenie Harvey Chief Executive of The Funding Network said “We were delighted to support the Vulcan Learning Centre at The Funding Network’s New Year Funder. Disadvantaged children and communities are being disproportionately affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic; Vulcan’s work could not be more vital. TFN’s network of philanthropists naturally responded with enthusiasm to their pitch for the funds needed to upgrade their Computer Suite.”

Jan Garrill, CEO of Two Ridings said “We are so pleased to have been able to support the Vulcan Learning Centre through this process and are delighted with the amount they have raised. This pandemic has affected all of the community, but children, education and the ability to access up to date IT equipment and support are of upmost importance. The Vulcan Learning Centre does wonderful work and Hull is extremely fortunate to have them”.

Seb Glazer, MD of the Vulcan Learning Centre said “We feel really honoured to have been nominated by the Two Ridings Community Foundation for this fantastic opportunity courtesy of the Funding Network. The new computer suite will enable the Vulcan Centre to support growing numbers of young people who have been affected by the pandemic. We would like to thank all of the donors for their unbelievable kindness; their generosity will make a huge difference to our centre and the people who use it. Furthermore, we would also like to thank all of the staff at the Two Ridings Community Foundation and Funding Network for their help and advice. We are all truly blown away by this amazing experience!”

The Vulcan Learning Centre have finished on the revamp and will be ready by the end of lockdown for the community to be able to access the new suite.