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Recovery Grants Impact Films

09 May 2024   /   Natalie Kay

To measure the impact of our Recovery Grant Programme in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund, we produced 8 films with RankNet members. The Recovery Grant Programme was designed to support Ranknet charities and social enterprises with urgent and immediate financial needs as a result of the pandemic. 

Edible London

Preventing food waste, tackling food poverty and revitalising grey urban areas by turning them into green accessible growing spaces. Sonny, Paolo and the Edible London team showed us the impact of their work throughout the pandemic.

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust are small charity doing big things in the Yorkshire Dales. They help to look after the spectacular Dales landscape. We met the team in Giggleswick to hear how they are responding to the climate emergency, tree-planting with volunteers, supporting asylum seekers and their apprenticeship programme.

Reaching Higher

Reaching Higher challenge young people to be leaders of their own lives. We visited the Football Academy and met Bryan and Alfie who discussed the challenges of lockdown but also the positives and the impact they can have on young people as coaches.

Street Factory

‘Respect, Peace, Love, Unity and having Fun’ Street Factory based in Plymouth use hip-hop to support individuals to discover their individual genius. Toby G and Jo, spoke to us about how they adapted to the pandemic by going digital and using zoom to connect with a care home as well as the Toby G Dance Challenge.

Lindley Educational Trust

Meet Renha who is the Ashton Community Project Lead at Lindley Educational Trust who told us about the importance of engaging with young people through detached youth work in Ashton, Greater Manchester, the importance of the countryside and fresh air as well as adapting to the lockdown with local walks.


YKids equip children and young people to become world changers. YKids CEO Claire talks of the challenges of the pandemic but also how as a community they brought a little fun into what was a very difficult time.

Leicestershire Cares

Leicestershire Cares broker partnerships and create opportunities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that enable the business sector to understand community needs and contribute to the growth of inclusive, safe communities. This film demonstrates the wide range of work and includes ZamZam who is a 2021 Time to Shine leader.

Jamie’s Farm

Jamie’s Farm offers young people the opportunity to flourish in education, at home and in the community by rolling up their sleeves and putting on their wellies. Cory, a young pupil from inner city Bristol, describes how his mindset towards work changed after a week at the farm.

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