In 2009 I carried out a large photographic project with Cambridgeshire Mencap. The exposure to their important work helped me become more aware of how much support is needed for families with a child or adult with learning difficulties. There work in the community provides people with care, respite, support and independence.
Cambridgeshire Mencap has the chance to get £6,000 of funding… but they need your help!
NatWest are running a competition for local organisations to get funding through their Community Force website. Organisations have registered projects on the website, and now it is time for the public to vote for their favourite. The one that receives the most votes in each area will win £6,000 – and there are also cash prizes for second and third places.
Cambridgeshire Mencap has registered our Young People’s Befriending Scheme with NatWest’s Community Force website, but to stand a chance of winning, we need YOU to vote for us, and promote voting to as many people as possible!
To vote, you need to follow this process:1. Click on to http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/2673, 2. Click on ‘Register’ on the top right-hand corner (assuming you haven’t already registered, but if you have, click ‘Log in’ and go to Step 5) 3. Fill in your name, email address and then a password. You need to click on the first tick box to confirm you accept the terms and conditions, the rest of the tick boxes are optional. Then click on ‘Submit Registration’. 4. You will receive an email to verify your registration. The email will contain a link saying ‘Confirm your registration’ which you need to click on and this will take you back onto the Community Force webpage. 5. Click on ‘Log in’ on the top right, and enter your email address and password, then click ‘Login’ 6. On the next screen, click on ‘Find Projects to Vote For’ 7. Just above the map, click on ‘List’ to enable you to search for Cambridgeshire Mencap 8. On the left-hand side, click the circle to search ‘By Project Name’, enter ‘Cambridgeshire Mencap’ in the box below, and then click on the magnifying glass icon next to the box 9. When the page loads, click on ‘Cambridgeshire Mencap’ and you’ll be taken to our profile page. 10. On the right-hand side, tick the box to accept the terms and conditions, and then click ‘Vote For Us’!