darts receives £66,000 from Global’s Make Some Noise

Doncaster’s award-winning creative health charity, darts, has been awarded £66,000 from Global’s Make Some Noise for Art Club.

Global’s Make Some Noise - the official charity of Global, the Media & Entertainment group - today announced grants totalling over £2.6 million for life changing projects in local communities across the UK.

The funding provides a vital lifeline in communities – with the charities continued vision that nobody in the UK should face life’s toughest challenges alone, tackling issues such as mental health, poverty and homelessness.

Global’s Make Some Noise supports hundreds of small charities across the UK delivering vital support, many of whom are facing growing waiting lists and unprecedented demand for their services, whilst facing increased costs and a downturn in donations.

In a recent survey of the charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise, 92% of the charities reported an increase in need for support in the last year, in some cases seeing demand grow by more than 50%. 

Live on Global radio stations today, it was revealed that 41 small charities would receive a grant raised by Global’s Make Some Noise to help support the amazing work they do.

Every year, grants are awarded to small charities across the country to help fund the vital services they offer. Since its launch in 2014, Global’s Make Some Noise has raised over £35 million, supported over 480 incredible local community projects and made a life changing difference to over 200,000 people across the UK. 

The funding provides a vital lifeline in communities – from food banks to befriending projects for the elderly and isolated, cancer wellbeing programmes to domestic abuse refuges, from employment opportunities to physical and speech therapy for people with disabilities.

Over the next year, the funds will provide support to over 21,000 people across the UK through essential services including: 

  • 480 beds for vulnerable people and families living in poverty
  • 2880 hours of physiotherapy for pre-school children with physical disabilities or delay - this could be learning to walk or how to kick a football  
  • 1800 specialist counselling sessions for people bereaved by suicide
  • 1000 therapy sessions, providing mental health support for children, young people and adults living in poverty
  • 150 children in paediatric intensive care, and their families supported through music therapy, providing some welcome distraction 
  • 540 people supported through the devastation of baby loss

Suzanne Ryder-Richardson, Director of Global Goodness at Global, said: “It’s becoming increasingly hard for small charities to meet the rising demand for their services whilst struggling with higher bills. They are delivering vital projects which are a lifeline for so many. We’re thrilled that thanks to the generosity of the Global audiences and our partners we are able to help those charities, who are at the centre of communities right across the UK. But there are still so many of these amazing projects who are finding it difficult to continue, with some having to turn people away when they are reaching out for a lifeline. We will continue our work to raise funds and awareness to help preserve these essential community resources.” 

Global’s Make Some Noise funds crucial grassroots projects across the UK with the aim to make sure that nobody is left facing life’s toughest challenges alone. The grant giving charity raises funds and awareness of the biggest issues affecting society, and it gives the small charities it supports an opportunity to reach over 26.6 million weekly listeners across Global’s radio brands including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold.


Doncaster’s award-winning creative health charity, darts, has been awarded £66,000 from Global’s Make Some Noise for Art Club. Art Club is a programme of free creative activity for Doncaster children and their families. Sessions are accessible to all with a particular focus on families with barriers to engagement, including low income families and Disabled children and young people. Sessions take place weekly at The Point – darts’ purpose-built, fully accessible arts centre in the middle of Doncaster. By taking part in Art Club, participants develop confidence and self-esteem, improve mental health and build independence. Families who take part in Art Club say: “It’s such a relaxed and inclusive space where we feel comfortable and welcomed.”

To find out more about Art Club and get involved, visit thepoint.org.uk/whats-on or call 01302 341662 for more information.