Yorkshire charity Support Dogs has been shortlisted to receive funding of up to £2,000 from Provident’s Good Neighbour Community Programme.
The Sheffield based charity trains and provides specialist assistance dogs to support children and adults with disabilities, autism and epilepsy.
It is one of 12 organisations to be shortlisted across Scotland and the North, and Yorkshire residents have until 26 June to vote to help decide the winner.
Support Dogs will use the money towards providing support and training for over 80 support dogs a year from its centre in Sheffield if it receives the most votes.
Provident’s Good Neighbour Programme recognises the projects or organisations which make a real difference to their local communities. It invested more than £1 million into communities across the UK during 2015.
Danny Anderson, Fundraising Manager at Support Dogs, said: “Being shortlisted in Provident’s Good Neighbour Programme is fantastic news and we feel really honoured to have been nominated by the people of Yorkshire.
“We believe our work makes a real difference in our local community by training and providing assistance dogs who make a real difference to the lives of people living with some of the most challenging conditions. This funding will enable us to continue our vital services, which rely entirely on voluntary donations.”
Andy Parkinson, Provident Home Credit Director, commented: “Our Good Neighbour Programme is all about recognising projects and organisations, no matter how small, which bring about positive changes in their communities.
“Support Dogs is a perfect example of precisely that, and we have been thrilled to see so many nominations from local residents.
“Provident agents have always worked closely within the communities in which we operate, and we see first-hand the importance of community spirit. We’re encouraging the people of Yorkshire to vote for their local organisations to receive funding to continue their great work.”
People can cast their votes by Clicking here until June 26.