BSC Funds Bolton Lads And Girls Club

The Bolton Lads and Girls Club has become the latest beneficiary of the British Safety Council’s ‘Keep Thriving’ funding to support its employee wellbeing.

The club’s representatives attended a free 3-hour workshop in 2023 to help them and others from small and medium organisations develop a wellbeing strategy. The workshop was delivered by the British Safety Council’s ‘Being Well Together’ experts. All the attendees were invited to apply for funding – with only the most effective proposals receiving approval.

The funding, of up to £10,000, will enable the Bolton Lads and Girls Club (BLGC) to establish wellness initiatives, enhance mental health support and develop greener workspaces.

Founded in 1889, BLGC runs one of the largest youth clubs in the country, welcoming more than 4,000 young people through its doors every year.

Emma Hutchinson, CEO of the club says: “We are so grateful to be awarded this support from the British Safety Council. At BLGC we have an amazing team who work hard to improve the lives of thousands of children and families in Bolton every year. We’re living through some extremely challenging situations right now and the families we support experience some of the worst circumstances imaginable. The BLGC team is always ready to go above and beyond to support those most in need.

“This funding will help us to bring more people together, strengthen the support networks of our staff and make sure everyone has access to wellbeing advice and activities throughout the year.”

Commenting on the funding award, Mike Robinson, British Safety Council chief executive, said: “In the third sector, we are all aware of how even a modest amount of funding can make a huge difference to charities which may lack the necessary resources for supporting employee wellbeing to a suitable degree.

“BLGC showed in their application that it would use this money in imaginative ways, and that they would measure, evaluate and track the impact of their activities carefully.”

The 12-month funding was awarded to BLGC through British Safety Council’s Keep Thriving campaign, which seeks to improve the wellbeing of workers, within and outside of the workplace.


Picture: The Bolton Lads and Girls Club (BLGC) has been awarded British Safety Council funding to help support its workplace wellbeing. Paula Betti, the trust fundraising officer for the club receives the Keep Thriving award from Matthew Winn, public affairs manager at the BSC, with Katie Bridge, senior grants & trust manager at BLGC (right).


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
12th January 2024


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