Press Release - Enabling Fund


Hands Together Ludlow Launches South Shropshire Enabling Fund

Do you have the skills and motivation to get on, but lack the financial resources to overcome a hurdle? Then Hands Together Ludlow have recently launched a scheme to help you. The charity has opened applications for their Enabling Fund, which offers grants of up to £500 to local people so that they can improve their prospects and overcome a final hurdle to reach an aspiration.

The grant is targeted towards anyone on benefits or low-income salaries within South Shropshire, particularly focussed on Ludlow, Craven Arms, Bishops Castle, Church Stretton, and Cleobury Mortimer. The grant money can be used for a wide variety of costs, but Hands Together Ludlow is clear that this fund should be used for the final step into employment, covering short term funding for a specific goal. This could include final level qualifications, those last few driving lessons or test fees, clothing and childcare costs for an interview, among much more.

Hands Together Ludlow are managing the fund on behalf of the Hall Garth Charitable Trust, who have pledged the money for successful applicants. For application forms or for more information on the fund, email



Note for the editor: Hands Together Ludlow (HTL) is a community-based charity working with partners, stakeholders and volunteers to create a more equitable community in and around Ludlow by reducing isolation, poor health and wellbeing and financial hardship. By bringing volunteers and beneficiaries together though a range of services, we fill the gaps, provide opportunities and support the community to support itself. Our core work includes: 1.Partnerships and Networking 2. Project work: Addressing isolation and loneliness and Addressing poor health and wellbeing 3. 1:1 work 4. Social Prescribing Activity.

Most beneficiaries fall into the criteria above but we also provide support and information to the wider community. Projects include Men’s Shed, Community Lunch, Good Start parent group, Befriending, Community Helpline, emergency prescription delivery, food surplus projects and volunteering opportunities.

For information about this press release or other HTL news contact Susie O’Hagan, Operations Manager,

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