Project launches to connect people on furlough with organisations in need across the North West

During the Covid-19 outbreak a large percentage of people have been placed on furlough by their organisations, meaning that they cannot continue to undertake work for their employer whilst the government covers 80% of their salary. Project Give Back has been created to allow these individuals to volunteer and continue to use their skill set to help support local independent organisations or charities who are struggling at this time.

The project is being launched by Nathan Selby alongside Emily Crawford, currently on Furlough herself with the Ambassador Theatre Group: “We know there are people who are still really keen to put any of their skills to use, we can see that clearly from the fantastic volunteers we’ve already had register with backgrounds in journalism, Web design, video creation, languages, coaching and mentoring, we’ve also had people register just to let us know they have a car and can help with deliveries – the list goes on. We also know that in particularly challenging circumstances people want to rally together, our hope is to skills match and connect our volunteers to organisations across the north west in need of more support at the moment. It’s a strange time for everyone but we’d like to create something positive from it”

Volunteers can register their skills and organisations can register for support at www.projectgiveback.co.uk