Sky is the limit after foundation grant

By Ethan Heppell   |   Apprentice Reporter   |
Thursday 26th May 2022 9:30 am
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No Limits Cafe & Hub are helping run the cafe at the Courtenay Centre
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A GRANT from a Devon-based charity has enabled a Newton Abbot cafe to go from strength to strength.

The No Limits Cafe and Hub, a cafe where young people with additional needs are given work experience and employment opportunities, recently received a grant from the Andy Gunn Foundation to help with training.

Amanda Pugh, director at No Limits Community Cafe & Hub, said: ‘The grant helps us provide the training for people who can’t get funding for this kind of opportunity through the normal routes for various reasons.

‘The fact we have funding from AGF means those people who fall through the cracks who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity, can now have the opportunity.

‘The grant is fantastic because it means we can offer three placements to people who otherwise we would have had to turn down.

With premises in Sherborne Road, at the centre of Newton Abbot, No Limits Cafe & Hub are working in collboration with Newton Abbot Community Interest Company to help run the Courtenay Centre cafe, which opened in February.

Roy Stephenson, chairman of AGF, said: ‘We provided a grant to No Limits Cafe to enable them to train and develop three people over a period of time, who would not have this opportunity as they are unable to receive funding from other sources.

‘The foundation linked up with No Limits Cafe as they have an ethos and understanding of how to train people to potentially move on to more permeant work within the sector or just to help instil more confidence and appreciation of personal self-worth.

‘We are very proud in supporting No Limits Cafe in these difficult times and wish them every success in both their cafes.’

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