Intelligent Energy Grant
Life Beacon is a beneficiary of the Intelligent Energy Grant. This grant is used to fund two of our key projects ; The Getting Ready for University project discussed above, as well as our Entrepreneurial Mindset Project. The Entrepreneurial Mindset project involves Life Beacon reaching out to schools and conducting unique activities with the youth in those schools. The activities will be geared at triggering an entrepreneurial mindset and desire within these young people. This project's aim is not to necessarily create new entrepreneurs, but rather it is to help these young people learn some key entrepreneurial skills which will help them as they grow into adult hood and aim for their various careers.
Amazon Smile is an Amazon extension which allows buyers to shop while also being socially responsible. Amazon Smile is connected to multiple charities across the world, and it allows buyers to select which charity they wish for Amazon to donate to each time they shop. Amazon has reached out to Life Beacon with the opportunity to be one of the charities listed in a buyer’s options of charities to select from on Amazon Smile. Individuals who choose Life Beacon are hence making indirect donations through Amazon Smile to Life Beacon through each of their normal Amazon purchases.
Loughborough University and Loughborough Student Union (LSU)
Our relationship with Loughborough university is a two way stream. On one hand we help the university find more efficient means of supporting its students, especially the ones from BAME backgrounds. This helps the university achieve its EDI targets. We also extend 1-1 and tailored support to some of the Loughborough University students , from foundation students all through to postgraduate students. Additionally, through the university staff and researchers Life Beacon has access to unique trainings for our Life Beacon volunteers. The Loughborough student union (LSU) also supports Life Beacon in the Life Beacon Action project for Getting Ready for University. Recently, the LSU chose LBI as one of the charities it will donate to for its Yearly Operations Jingle Bells fundraiser project. The proceeds from the donations will go to our Back to school and Mother at Birth projects.
Noah is an online shopping which provides university student moving-in essentials within just one box. Noah sells these items at a discounted price compared to a student having to buy all of the items separately. Noah creates and ease for both students and parents when planning their move to university as they can order their Noah’s box before arriving at their university accommodation. Life Beacon works with Noah is letting more students get access to this convenient service without having to stress about certain essentials when they come to university. We do this by providing them with special discounts on Noah’s box. Granting 10% discount on NOAH items for any body who purchases using Life Beacon’s discount code.
Rotary Hendon is the regional Rotary Club representative for the community of Hendon in London. Rotary Hendon has partnered with us in order to achieve reaching out to BAME youth in the UK, Nigeria and Ghana and supporting them in various capacities which will help the youth build their confidence vis a vis life in the adult world. The main goal is to equip them in various ways which will ensure they are able to face difficulties in life with sustainable and wise approaches. This will henceforth mitigate their propensity to fall victims of mental health issues due to anxiety that stems from fear and uncertainty.