Collaboration, community, connection
We approach funding differentlySince our inception, we have listened deeply to our partners and are continuously developing our offering to suit their most vital needs. The four pillars of Enjoolata partnerships and our different types of funding opportunities are designed to give you the support you need to thrive.
The story behind the impact
It has become increasingly difficult for micro-organisations to access seed funding for important initiatives.
Once funds have been given, organisations are rarely offered additional support to amplify their impact and key opportunities are wasted.
The Enjoolata Foundation has become a local movement for global impact. Find out more about our origins here.
Empowering collaboration for community growth
Collaboration is a cornerstone of our ethos, and the more partners put into the community, the more they get back.
We create opportunities for partners to come together, learn, and grow with one another, and we are proud to see many of our partners working together on joint initiatives.
We also provide training and skill-building opportunities for you and your team, alongside wellbeing initiatives designed to help you think holistically about your growth, health and capacity.
The Enjoolata Foundation was formed, and the team was appointed.
We provided immediate funding to our first ten UK projects, totalling £120,000 and extended our support with a contribution to Shujaaz in Kenya and The Manta Trust in the Maldives, our international partners.
We launched our first open funding round, supporting a further 21 projects.
We funded our initial 10 Community Projects
Funded 4 free performances of Tiger in the Garden for Flock Theatre Makers.
We facilitated our first skill-building workshop for our partners in collaboration with Thrive.
We contributed £100,000 in support of our local refugee partners as they responded to the crisis in Afghanistan.
We hosted our first ice skating event at the Royal Pavilion, bringing together our partners, their beneficiaries, dedicated staff, and volunteers to celebrate their collective hard work.
We concluded the year by funding 71 projects, surpassing £500,000 in our first year!
Funded the Nest Collective Woodlands Day in collaboration with Hummingbird.
We sponsored six places for the Brighton 10K and match-funded sponsorship for Conversations Over Borders.
We hosted our inaugural Coffee Morning networking event for partners at The Depot, creating a platform for collaboration and idea sharing.
We supported our local partner, Brighton Table Tennis Club, with a contribution to the development of the Allstars phone app, which is now used worldwide, including by our partners in Kenya!
In our first funding round exclusively for existing partners, we successfully supported 17 innovative projects.
Held the second Christmas ice skating event at the Brighton Dome.
We maintained our momentum by funding 64 projects, surpassing £437,000.
We brought our community together for our first Partner’s Lunch at the Real Junk Food Cafe in the incredible Fitzherbert Community Hub, uniting some of our international partners with local collaborators to promote the warmth of community in our area and the value of sharing.
Collaborated with Acting For Change International, sponsoring a candlelit vigil to support Syrian and Turkish communities post-earthquake. The event drew 130 attendees.
We funded ten places in the Brighton 10K and match-funded three of our partners’ sponsorships!
Sponsored the Ouse Wild Network inaugural meeting, marking a new space for sharing ideas and plans for nature recovery, community wildlife access, and boosting the local green economy.
We facilitated skills-building workshops with Electric Peach and Horizon for 15 partners to explore the intricacies of brand storytelling and digital content creation!
We organised a series of Wellbeing Days at Lovebrook Community Farm exclusively for our partners.
We hosted an insightful presentation on fundraising by Caz O’Kane, attended by 14 of our partners.
We sponsored 80 tickets for our partners, their beneficiaries, staff, and volunteers to attend The Choir With No Name’s Big Christmas Gig at The Brighton Dome. We are proud to have supported CWNN for 3 years!
We also sponsored 32 tickets for our partner Ignite’s performance of “James and the Giant Peach”!
We ended the year funding 63 projects, totalling £378,000!
Event: Brighton 10K – Sunday, 7th April 2024:
Enjoolata will sponsor 33 runners from 12 partner organizations, matching funds raised (up to £1,000 each).
Regular Coffee Mornings at Lewes Depot:
Two confirmed events scheduled for spring and autumn, fostering collaboration and providing networking opportunities for partners.
We are looking forward to offering further Fundraising workshops with Caz O’Kane!
Our partners are what makes Enjoolata so special
The Plot is a sanctuary of natural wellbeing among the Liriodendron and nettles in Stanmer Park. Established in 2019, this collective cultivates growth through food, gardening, education, and nature connections. A visionary sanctuary has taken shape carefully and collaboratively crafted