Drug & alcohol treatment service awarded £7,500

We've granted £15,000 over the next two years (£7,500 each year) to drug & alcohol treatment service, Resolve, to ensure they can deliver their programme of services for the residents in Letchworth.

Resolve is an abstinence based, drug & alcohol treatment service with centres in Welwyn Hatfield and North Herts areas. Resolve works directly with local health professionals/agencies to bring about better health solutions for the people who access their services. They work with commissioned services, enhancing service provision across Mid & North Hertfordshire and is the only daily adult drug and alcohol treatment service in Letchworth. This latest award will help fund the shortfall they now have in their multi-year grant funding due to increases in cost.

This is the second grant that Resolve has received from the Foundation in recent years. In October 2019, the charity received £25,000 to refit to their building in Letchworth, enabling Resolve’s North Herts Service to open and expanding its offer and support programmes to the residents of Letchworth and beyond across North Herts.  

Joe Heeney, Chief Executive Officer of Resolve said, “Without this funding, we would have all sorts of issues, principally because you do not save any money by only using the unit some of the time, the rent is the same, utilities do not reduce all that much, much the same as most other costs. But most importantly, our beneficiaries need us to be there as much of the time as we can. LGCHF (Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation) have kindly offered multi-year funding too and this is even more helpful as we can plan ahead and have some security in knowing that there is also funding coming next year that we can rely on. This is invaluable to small/medium-sized charities such as Resolve, and we are so grateful to the LGCHF for this.”

Resolve won the “Business of the Year North Herts” Award for their North Herts Service and was Highly Commended in the Community Champion Category of the Herts Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Herts Awards recently. Joe Heeney said, “All these achievements are due to the incredible work of our people, but none of it would be possible if we did not have the funding, we need to deliver our services.”

Alastair Stewart, Head of Charitable Projects and Partnerships said, “These are very challenging times for many charities and especially those that have limited opportunities to generate income. With this grant Resolve will be able to continue providing their full range of programmes in Letchworth.” 

To find out more about Resolve and how to access their services, visit resolve-online.org.

The next deadline for grants applications is Sunday 25 September. To find out how to apply for a Communities Looking Forward grant from us here.