The Clifton Community and Family Support Group are a small non-profit local charity based in Clifton, supporting local people who find themselves in short term financial difficulty. This can be anything from, but not limited to, loss of a job, fire, flood, fleeing domestic violence or benefit changes. Each request for support is put to the committee for approval and based on its own merits.
The Charity was Founded by Karen Humble in Dec 2012. Karen had been in a situation with low income before and never wanted anyone to ever feel the way she had with no one to turn to.
Clifton Community and Family support group work alongside the NG11 food bank by supplying fuel vouchers to families in need.
CCFSG have a bidding page on Facebook called ‘CCFSG sales’. This bidding site is where any donations they receive, not gifted on to families are auctioned off and the money put towards items needed for supported families and extra funds go to funding events in the community. Any donated items unsold are gifted on to other charities so nothing goes to waste.
During 2020 CCFSG are doing ‘play in the park sessions’ during the school holidays, which has received funding from local east & west councillors towards play equipment. The events will be free of charge and are based on encouraging children to go out in the fresh air and be active. The events will be held on the local playgrounds around Clifton and are open to families and carers. Dates and times will be advertised on the Clifton community and family support group page on Facebook and via local posters.
On Saturday 22nd August CCFSG are having a community fun day starting at 12pm in the Flower park.
This is a free event with a lot of activities including tug of war, colour run and a treasure hunt. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and join in with the fun.
CCFSG also run a raffle and tombola page on Facebook where all money raised will be spent back into the community.
In 2019 Community support included, but not limited to, £250 gifted to The Ark children’s after school club, £450 to the acts of kindness Christmas boxes for the homeless, £360 to enthusiasm children’s youth club, support towards the organisation of Picnic in the Park and the Teddy Bears Picnic and gifting a tablet to a young gentleman starting college.
Over the last year CCFSG have had some amazing support from the community, including over Christmas. CCFSG received gifts for families, who thought they would have nothing, presents for children, mums and dads plus 14 food hampers of complete Christmas dinners and treats. Clifton community’s generosity is amazing, and we couldn’t do any of it without the community’s support and together we really do make a difference.