St Basils Youth Voice young people experienced heightened mental health issues in light of lockdown. Many of its young people had reached out for emotional support. One of the biggest difficulties its young people had faced was getting enough food for their weekly shop, as this proved challenging when you have little funds.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant created a ‘Happy Fund’, to allow each young person to obtain a small grant to boost their happiness. They were able to purchase a tablet, a streaming service or a bundle of books.