2019 – 20
Our Volunteer of the Year Awards announced in July at WWF’s Volunteer Event Presentations made awards totalling £7,400 with Mental Health, Citizens’ Advice and Woking Hospice taking the winner and runner up awards. In addition, 9 other charities received awards. You can watch the highlights from the ceremony here.
Other donations during the year included Woking First Responders, Woking CAB, Catalyst Support, the York Road Project plus Send Family Link.
2018 – 19
Our Volunteer of the Year Awards announced in July at WWF’s Volunteer Event Presentations made awards totalling £9,450 to the winners, runners up and entrants to recognise volunteering and help support their charities’ valuable services. The awards went to Woking Community Furniture Project, Linkable and Citizens Advice. Other donations during the year supported a Children’s Book Club and Greenoak’s Apprenticeship Scheme.
2017 – 18
During the year, we provided sponsorship to 22 Charities. This included a £5,000 contribution to the Woking Hospice new build fund, £4,000 to assist Cornerhouse with core services for Mental Health and activities for their Youth program and £2,000 toward LinkAble Woking valuable services encouraging inclusion and providing services for independence. We also made smaller donations to Crisis and Horsell Common Preservation Society. Our Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017 granted over £8,000 to winners, runners up and nominated Charities. We also provided over £2,700 for Greenoak’s Residents’ IT services, our regular Scholastic Book Club programme for the children at our housing schemes, and pet therapy visits for our sheltered residents
2016 – 17
During the year, we provided grants to 13 charities. This included £2,000 worth of carpentry equipment for the Woking Shed Project, a £1,000 contribution for prizes for the Mayors Reading Project, music equipment for Surrey Choices, and significant sponsorship to the Goldsworth Park Rangers, Jigsaw, Woking Mediation and Crisis. Donations were also made to the Woking Hospice, Guidedogs UK, Cancer research, and Salvation Army. We also provided over £2,000 for Greenoak’s Residents’ IT services and the Puffin Book Club programme for the children at our housing schemes.
After the huge success of our first event in 2015, GCF held a Volunteer of the Year 2016 to again celebrate and support volunteers in Woking. We had an excellent response with 18 entrants. These awards alone contributed over £8,000 to local charities to recognise and help support their valuable services.
2015 – 16
During the Year, we held our first Volunteer Awards Event at the WWF’s iconic Living Planet Centrein Woking, which was a great success. This new Awards event celebrated over 10 years of Greenoak’s charitable work in the Woking Borough. It was presented by Lady Gill Baker, Chair of GCF and Cllr Anne Roberts, and was attended by some 70 volunteers. It has contributed £10,000 to the incredible volunteers and voluntary groups who provide so much needed support to the Woking Community.
Other grants and support were given to a number of voluntary organisations such as £2,000 to Let’s Read, £2,000 to sponsor a new First Responder, and Surrey Welfare Rights, Freshstart, Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Crisis, and Woking Mediation. We also provided funding for Greenoak’s residents’ IT services and Resident Book Club programme for the children at our housing schemes, and grants for apprenticeships and to address fuel poverty.
During the year, we funded 11 charities with a major donation of £5,000 towards a van for the Woking Furniture Project, and made grants to a range of other local groups including The Lighthouse, Goldsworth Park Rangers, Besom Furniture Project, SureStart, Surrey Welfare Right and Fresh Start.
During the year, we funded 15 charities and local groups including The Lighthouse, Goldsworth Park Rangers, Besom Furniture Project, SureStart, CAB, Surrey Welfare Right and Shopmobility. We made several smaller donations including Guildford Action, Woking Action for Peace, Shelter and Surrey Save.
During the year, we funded 17 organisations including donations to SureStart, CAB, Surrey Welfare Rights, Woking Mediation, and Guildford Action. There were also several smaller donations to St Mary’s Church, Horsham District Council, Woking Action for Peace, Woking Community Furniture project, Shelter, Cancer Research, School Home Support, Grandparents Plus and Cystic Fibrosis Trust.