Future Friends has been setup by the League Of Friends charity with funding support provided by the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) & NHS Charities Together (NHSCT).
The Volunteering Futures Fund was launched by the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in November 2021 to provide more opportunities for people to volunteer across charities, arts, culture, sports, youth and heritage.
The scheme has been set to supply oppotunities to those individuals between the ages of 16 - 25. In addition, this prodominant includes those individuals impacted by loneliness, with disabilities, from ethnic minority backgrounds and young people.
Ethical volunteering acts in breaking down barriers to accessing opportunities faced by marginalised groups of peopleis a strong focus. This includes those impacted by loneliness, with disabilities, from ethnic minority backgrounds and young people.
The League of Friends was set up in 1961 and since then has raised in excess of £20 million to improve and maintain an exemplary quality of patient care at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH)
The RJAH Charity raises funds to support patients and staff to ensure world class patient care is delivered. This is achieved through fundraising and supporting others to fundraise on behalf of the Trust, ensuring we have an open and honest approach in line with fundraising regulations. The Trust strives to make things better for patients and staff alike and will always use donors money wisely and in the interest of its stakeholders.
NHSCT are the national independent charity caring for the NHS and they’re here for everyone who loves the NHS. Together with a network of over 230 NHS charities across the UK, they provide the extra support needed to care for NHS staff, patients and communities.
The DCMS has committed £6 million to the Fund, with £1.15 million provided by the Pears Foundation and NHS Charities Together. The Fund emphasises the mental health and career benefits for people in giving up their time for good causes and the opportunities to access training.