MK SNAP - SNAP Enterprises
MK Community Foundation awarded MK Snap with a £65,000 Large Strategic Grant, enabling them to strategically develop the SNAP Up Success project supporting five business enterprises…
Who are MK SNAP and what do they do?
MK SNAP is a local charity who work within the local community to develop work-skills, work-experiences and opportunities for work. The SNAP Enterprises that they build are at the heart of the learners’ education and skill-building for a better, brighter future and the project will create life-changing opportunities for people with learning disabilities.
What support did MK SNAP need?
COVID19 forced SNAP MK to close the doors of their centre, having a huge impact on the learners they support. They were stripped of their life-affirming routines along with their personalised skill-building and work preparation sessions in the Enterprise project. The impact was a loss of production and sales across the horticulture, handmade crafts and canvas artwork enterprises. It also saw the loss of visitors to the centre and the cancellation of events, all devastating for funding the charity.
What difference did our MK Community Foundation grant make?
MK SNAP were able to re-open their community café and re-build the SNAP Enterprises which are at the heart of the learners’ education and skill-building for a better, brighter future. SNAP Enterprises create life-changing opportunities for people with learning disabilities and so the impact of having the funding to support the project is immeasurable. Over sixty per cent of pre-pandemic learners have now returned to the centre with more returning each week.
What do real people say?
“Ella’s skills and confidence has been inspiring to tutors and volunteers who have worked with her on this project during this period. Her proficiency has been so impressive over the last year. She can now complete creative projects within the crafts enterprise with little support.”
"Thanks to our MK Community Foundation grant, MK Snap were able to strategically develop the SNAP Up Success project supporting five business enterprises…"
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