The Volunteer Centre matches both individuals and groups interested in volunteering with appropriate opportunities in the local community, and provides on-going support and training to those placements. Last year it matched more than 450 placements.
Allen Lane made a contribution of £5,000 in October 2015 to the charity.
The funding is specifically towards the Supported Volunteering Project which was established in 2012.
This Project provides one-to-one assistance plus a monthly support group for around 70 people with mental health problems who wish to volunteer. Benefits include improved confidence, increased social activity and marked improvements in people’s mental health.